When I began meal prepping, I used “themes” to help me plan meals since too many choices cause me to feel too overwhelmed. Taco Tuesday is a pretty household common theme, but even when you switch up your ingredients frequently, tacos/burritos/burrito bowls can get overdone after so long.
For last night’s “Taco Tuesday” I made a Meatless Mexican Rice Casserole just to change it up a little. It’s a super easy pantry staple meal that can be versatile depending on what you have/what your family eats.
It was really easy to throw it together and really yummy! Everyone especially enjoyed the homemade tortilla chips! I personally would have enjoyed a bit more heat, but since more kids than adults were eating it, I kept it super mild. Next time I will also add onion.
Let’s Get Cooking
For the casserole, you’re going to need:
- 14 oz Not Chicken Broth
- 1 cup Jasmine rice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 jar salsa of choice (*I used a chunky-ish garden style)
- 1 can corn
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can pinto beans
- Cilantro (*fresh is better, but dried works also!)
- Salt & pepper to liking
- Cheese (*I used Monterey Jack)
For the chips, you’re going to need:
- Tortilla shells cut into quarters (I use corn)
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Sea salt
1. • Add rice and butter to pot, stir frequently until butter is all melted. • Once melted, add Not Chicken Broth & bring to a boil. • Once boiling; cover with lid, reduce heat, & set timer for 20 minutes.
2. Mix together the canned ingredients, salsa, and cilantro in a large bowl while the rice cooks.
3. • Once rice is finished cooking, move to a cold burner & fluff with a fork. Stir in sour cream. • Stir in contents from large bowl + salt & pepper until completely mixed together. • Top with cheese. • Bake 30 minutes uncovered at 375° in a 9×13 dish.
4. • While casserole is cooking, fry your quarter-cut tortillas in batches until they resemble golden tan chips (they harden more and more as they dry). • Sprinkle sea salt after each batch.
Serve casserole & chips 🌮 Enjoy!
Until next time ♡ Mama Morozov