Spanish Rice Bake

A zesty serving of oven-baked rice rounds out any Mexican meal.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup Green Giant™ Niblets® frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-pound bag), thawed
1
can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup
2 1/2
cups boiling water
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°. Spray 2 1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  • 2 Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook rice, onion and bell pepper in oil 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is light brown and onion is tender. Stir in corn.
  • 3 Mix remaining ingredients except cheese in casserole. Stir in rice mixture and 1 cup of the cheese.
  • 4 Cover and bake 20 minutes; stir. Cover and bake about 30 minutes longer or until rice is tender; stir. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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