Preparation / Directions:
Garnishes (optional): chopped black olives, onions, fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 350F.
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