Chili Bean Casserole

  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 1 cup no fat plain yogurt
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (see note)
  • 1/4 cup tomatillo (green) taco sauce
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • several/many cloves of garlic, minced
  • a splash of white wine
  • 2 cups frozen or canned corn thawed/drained
  • 1 4oz can of sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 (approx 14 oz. can of chili spiced beans (see note)
  • 1 ripe tomato, seeded and chopped image placeholder

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Put rice on to cook. Mix yogurt with cilantro and taco sauce. set aside. "Saut&eacut;" onions and garlic in wine till soft.

In a casserole dish spritzed with PAM layer: corn, cooked rice, olives, zucchini, onion/garlic. Pour beans over all. Cover and cook in 350° F oven for 30 minutes or until heated thoroughly.

Sprinkle tomatoes over top and drizzle with yogurt mixture. Serve.

Notes: Buy fresh cilantro, wash, dry completely, chop and freeze spread out on a piece of wax paper. Store in a zip lock baggie and then you can have fresh cilantro anytime.

I bought the grocery store brand of "Mexican style chili beans." They have little/no fat in them.

Variations: scallions: shredded lettuce on top with tomato, mushrooms sautéed with onions, etc.

Source: Katherine Albitz
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
Date: Feb 10, 1995
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