It's Monday and time for another Meatless meal.
Today, I'm making Southwest Rice Frittata with a side of Jalapeno Black Beans and Corn. I love trying new recipes and I almost always change them up a bit to mine and my family's liking. This recipe is an adaptation from a recipe I found in the Cooking Light Fresh Food Superfast cookbook.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. I used a cast iron skillet so I could put it into the oven. Saves washing more pans. Mist pan with a little olive oil. Add 1 (16 ounce) package of frozen bell pepper and onion mix to pan. Cook until thawed and heated through. Drain.
While the pepper mix is cooking, combine 3 large eggs and 3 large egg whites in a large bowl and whisk.
Microwave 1 package of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Spanish Style according to directions. Stir 1/2 cup of salsa, rice, bell pepper and 1 drained can of chopped jalapeno peppers to egg mixture.
Pour mixture back into cast iron skillet, pressing down firmly with the back of a spoon.
Bake for 35 minutes or until set and golden. Remove from oven and top with 1/2 to 1 cup of shredded Mexican style cheese. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cheese will melt while cooling. Cute frittata into 4 wedges. Serve with a dollop of salsa and sour cream. NOTE: The original recipe did not call for jalapenos, cheese, salsa or sour cream for topping. I just felt it needed something else.
Make the side dish, Jalapeno Black Beans and Corn while frittata is baking.
The original recipe called for canned corn. I prefer to use fresh. I had a couple ears of leftover corn on the cob so I used that. It was approximately 1 and a 1/2 cups of fresh corn. Place corn in a saucepan.
Rinse 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans and add to corn along with a can of chopped jalapeno peppers.
Add 2 tablespoons of lime juice and cook over medium heat 5-8 minutes or until bubbly and heated through, stirring often. At this point you can stir in 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro. I left it out as we don't care much for cilantro. I think cilantro is one of those things that you really, really like or don't!
That's it! It's a nice, easy refreshing dish.
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