I typically do not buy prepared food, and especially not chili since I love making it from scratch. But last week, with an impending hurricane, I stacked up on canned goods. One of them being chili. Not one for letting food go to waste, I decided to make up a recipe and see what happened!
Yumminess is what happened! Yumminess! It was really quick to throw together (I used leftover rice) and I used only one baking dish, so minimal clean up. What do you think? Are you a canned chili fan?
Chili and Rice Casserole
2 C cooked rice
1 can (14.5 oz) of chili (I used Hormel Vegetarian chili)
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with juice
1 can (14.5 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 C frozen or canned corn
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
1 C kale, stems removed and chopped into tiny pieces (this is optional. I threw it in to get veggie nutrients!)
2 tsp. chili powder
optional: 2 peppers sliced (I used one red and one green)
optional: shredded jack or cheddar cheese (I didn't have shredded so I just used slices!)
Combine the first 8 ingredients into a baking dish. Top with sliced peppers and cheese. Bake at 350 F for 30 mins or until desired brownness is reached.
|the casserole without the cheese|
|my pathetic slices of cheddar cheese!|