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Spanish Rice Casserole

What you need: 

2 large tomatoes
2 peppers (I used 6 tiny peppers)
1 onion
3 cups of cooked brown rice
2 teaspoons cumin
salt and pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 can refried beans
1 and a half tablespoons olive oil

What you do: 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Begin by frying the peppers in all of the olive oil on medium. After about 2 minutes, add chopped tomatoes and onions. Let them cook until they look "saucy". Add the tomato mixture into the rice and season everything with the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Put 75% of the mixture into a pan and then spread the whole can of refried beans over the 1st layer. Add the rest of the rice mixture over top and bake for about 20 minutes.
Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
hmm about 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4-6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

this "spanish rice" makes me laugh. i´m from spain and we dont know this recipe here...

Spanish Rice, also known as Mexican Rice is a common side dish in Northern Mexico.

Why is it called Spanish Rice?
While there is not a clear story as to why some people refer to it as Spanish rice (this dish is not prepared in Spain) there are some very good indications how it came to be known as that. Rice is not native to Mexico and was brought over in the 1500's when Spain started their invasion and take over. The Spaniards began to import cattle, pigs, goats and chickens. As the Spaniards continued their travels around the world, they also went to Asia and from there they brought back to Mexico things like wheat and rice. So, since the Spanish people originally introduced rice to Mexico, it makes sense that a traditional rice dish would be called "Spanish Rice." Another theory is that because the Mexican people that make this rice dish and speak the Spanish language, it was easily incorporated into the name of the dish.

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this "spanish rice" makes me laugh. i´m from spain and we dont know this recipe here...

i think that's pretty rude but whatever... your recipe sounds delish even if it's not super "authentic"... i hate when people leave stupid comments like that! Thank u for sharing awesome recipes

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this "spanish rice" makes me laugh. i´m from spain and we dont know this recipe here...

haha, things usually work like that. my mum used to make a non-vegan version that i grew up on and that's what she always called it.

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this "spanish rice" makes me laugh. i´m from spain and we dont know this recipe here...

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you can use any :) knock yourself out!

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Maybe a silly question...what kind of "peppers" (red, green-sweet or hot)?

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