Hello, loves!

Birthday’s are considered super important in my family; you are treated like a princess for the month, and you basically get to do whatever you want. I know most people don’t take them as seriously, but I love them. Last week was my sister’s birthday, and we have this tradition where I cook a meal for her of her liking. She gets to choose any cuisine she likes, and my job is to FIND THEM and MAKE THEM (get it? :P)

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Anyway, so as you may have guessed my sister chose Mexican and here we are! I planned a whole meal for her with Mexican rice and beans, tacos and mango coconut water. I am a sucker for Mexican food and this rice and beans casserole might have been the best thing I have ever cooked. Filled with spices, flavours and aroma, this is a dish you that will leave you craving for more!

If you are not sure where to look for the salsa sauce, you can easily find it in any supermarket such as Carrefour, Mega Mart or Lulu; it’s usually under the “ethnic foods” section in these stores 😀 Two of my favourite brands are Cantina and Old El Paso ( find it here )

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Also, most people make this recipe with black beans, but I hate the taste of black beans so I opted for kidney beans, but you can always use black beans if you like them better 😀 Remember you don’t have to find the same ingredients, you can always experiment and give it your own touch. If you don’t have paprika, opt for cayenne pepper or just swap cheddar cheese with mozzarella or monetary jack cheese!

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Mexican Rice and Beans Casserole
Filled with spices, flavours and aroma, this is a Mexican dish that will leave you craving for more!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30-45 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30-45 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Rinse rice and cook according to package directions and preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. While the rice is cooking, warm the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant (approx. 3 minutes)
  3. Add all the spices (from cumin to parsley) and stir to combine. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minute.
  4. Stir in the jalapeno and red pepper and cook for another 2-3 minute. Next, add the beans, corn, salsa, cooked rice and stir until well-combined.
  5. Transfer the contents to an oven-proof dish and top the mixture with cheese. Place the dish in the oven and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  6. Garnish with cilantro, green onions and a dash of lime juice.
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The thought of the day: What could be more important than a little something to eat?

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