Wednesday, November 6, 2013

 Julie's Mexican Casserole (Vegetarian)

Greetings everyone!

Just a quick update...I don't have an RV yet.  I'm working part-time and I'm volunteering at the local animal shelter, hoping to find my furr=ever friend!

I thought I would start posting more on my blog so here is an easy recipe that I threw together with ingredients I had at home!

1 box Rice a Roni Mexican or Spanish Rice
1 can diced tomatoes 
1 can black beans
1 can corn
Green onions
Taco seasoning
Shredded cheddar cheese

Cook the Rice a Roni as directed.  After it is cooked add to the pan the tomatoes, black beans, corn, green onions, cilantro, and some taco seasoning.  
Preheat oven to 375.  Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.  I used 2 of the smaller 1 1/2 quart dishes.  Break a few tortillas apart and place in the bottom and the sides of the baking dishes.  Place the rice mixture on top of the tortillas.  You can make 2 layers and place some tortillas between the layers if you like.  Top each layer with some cheddar cheese.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.

This recipe can be make spicier by the amount of taco seasoning you add.  Also, you can add a spicy salsa to above ingredients to make more spicy.  I'm a gringa and my stomach can't take it to spicy!  If you wanted to add cooked ground beef or ground turkey to the rice mixture you could do it when putting it all together.

I made 2 casseroles so I could freeze one.  I used a foil dish and wrapped it with foil.  Don't forget to use a sharpie and mark the outside with the name and date.  I didn't cook this one, I just wrapped it and place it in the freezer. 


  1. I make a casserole using the Rice-a-Roni spanish rice (with meat) but I've never added the taco seasoning. May have to try that next time. What kind of stuff do you do at the animal shelter?

  2. Thanks for the comment Sandie. I walk the dogs, trying to teach some of them to walk on a lease, is a difficult! I also bathe them if they need it. I enjoy it, but it's hard not to want to take them all home. I'm waiting for the "right one" to find me. :)