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Rice and Bean Bake

By Cole :: October 24, 2004 @ 12:45 PM

• 2 cups cooked brown or white rice
• 1 egg
• 1 1/2 cups picante sauce
• 1 cup shredded reduced-fat or regular cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
• 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained
• 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Heat oven to 350º. Spray square baking dish, 8 × 8 × 2 inches, with nonstick cooking spray. Mix rice, egg product, 1/2 cup of the picante sauce and 1/2 cup of the cheese; press in bottom of baking dish. Mix beans and remaining 1 cup picante sauce; spoon over rice mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the chili powder. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Notes: 6 servings@ 4 points a piece (actual nutritional info not known). Serve with tortilla and other taco fixings. Excellent burrito filling.

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