Casseroles are a great way to make being a vegetarian more flavorful and interesting. Granted, I’m not a vegetarian. However, we try to eat vegetarian or vegan for most of our dinners at home, doing about four or five a week without any meat. What I like about casseroles is that they create flavor meals that feel more like meals and less like a side dish. Plus baking something is usually easy and since there is no meat in the dish, the cooking time is pretty fast too.
A few weeks ago I made a recipe I found that uses rice and a kale black bean soup from Pacific Foods. My post isn’t sponsored like the blogger who did the recipe for the brand’s website, but that’s fine. I really didn’t mind spending $3 for the soup and trying it out. The recipe seemed foolproof and the cost to make this dish is pretty low, if you care about that.
What I enjoyed about this dish is the crunchiness rice gets when you bake it. Baked rice dishes enhance the texture of the rice and the soup added to the recipe gives the rice even more flavor.
If you are looking for an easy, after work vegetarian meal you should give this one a try. I’m sure I’ll make it again soon.
Full Recipe: [Mexican Vegetarian Rice Bake]