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                               RICE CON QUESO
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican                          Rice
                 Cheese/eggs                      Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       c            Cooked brown rice (1 1/2
                         -cups uncooked), cooked with
                         Salt and pepper
    1 1/3   c            Cooked black beans or
                         -blackeyed peas, pinto
                         -beans,
                         Etc. (about 1/2 cup
                         -uncooked)
    3                    Cloves garlic, minced
    1       lg           Onion, chopped
    1       sm           Can chiles, chopped
      1/2   lb           Ricotta cheese, thinned with
                         -a little low fat milk or
                         Yogurt until spreadable
      3/4   lb           Shredded Monterrey Jack
                         -cheese
      1/2   c            Shredded cheddar cheese
 
   Garnishes (optional): chopped black olives, onions, fresh parsley
   
   Preheat oven to 350 degree F.  Mix together rice, beans, garlic, onion, and
   chilies.  In a casserole, spread alternating layers of the rice-beans
   mixture, ricotta cheese, and jack cheese, ending with a layer of rice and
   beans.  Bake for 30 minutes.  During the last few minutes of baking,
   sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top.  Garnish before serving.
   
   Complementary protein:  rice and beans and milk products
   
   From:  DIET FOR A SMALL PLANET by Frances Moore Lappe' ISBN 0-345-30691-0.
   Random House, New York.  1971-82 Posted by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo,
   7/92
  
 
 
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