Monday, August 12, 2013

Meatless Monday: Southwest Rice Frittata With A Side of Jalapeno Black Beans and Corn

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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  1. I love meatless meals...even if I still do eat meat, I am not as meateater as most people are. Frittata is always a good option. Love your meal combination

    1. Thanks Dani! We really try to eat a meatless meal once a week. There are really a lot of good options for meatless meals.

  2. This looks super yummy! I am gonna try this!


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