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Fiesta Chicken, Rice & Bean Casserole

CARNATION® MILKS
Fiesta Chicken, Rice & Bean Casserole
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Level
Easy
Recipe Info - Serving Size
Servings
6 to 8 servings
Recipe Info - Prep Time
Prep 
20 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
Cook 
1 hr 5 min
Chopped jalapeños and cumin add a zesty touch to this hearty Fiesta Chicken, Rice and Bean Casserole. Add some chopped fresh cilantro if desired, for a color accent. This is a great choice for family meals and entertaining too.

INGREDIENTS

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch or 3-quart casserole dish.

Step 2

Bring water and bouillon to a boil in medium saucepan. Add rice; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook for 15 to 18 minutes or until rice is almost tender and most of liquid is absorbed (the rice will continue to cook in the casserole).

Step 3

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapeño and cumin. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic; cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Step 4

Whisk together evaporated milk and eggs; stir into saucepan along with prepared rice, chicken, cheese, beans and corn. Spoon into prepared dish.

Step 5

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly and edges are golden. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

FOR FREEZE AHEAD:

Prepare as above using two 2-quart casserole dishes; do not bake or sprinkle with cilantro. Allow casserole to cool to room temperature. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, then with aluminum foil; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Uncover. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.

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