Recipe: Vegetarian Baked Rice Enchilada

Whether you are vegetarian or not this dish is sure to become a favourite! The Baked Rice Enchilada features Cholula Original Hot Sauce:

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 25 minutes + cooling

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Vegetarian Baked Rice Enchilada


  • 1 large red onion, halved and sliced finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoky paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Cholula Original Hot Sauce
  • 400g tin diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice, cooled
  • 400g tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 10 mini soft tortillas
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream

Spicy Tomato Salsa

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red capsicum, diced
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon Cholula Original Hot Sauce
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a large casserole dish with a little olive oil.
  2. Place a large frypan over a medium heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add in the red onion and garlic and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add to the pan the coriander, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper and cook for 30 seconds to a minute until the spices become fragrant. Be careful not to burn.
  4. Add in the hot sauce, diced tomatoes, rice and kidney beans. Bring the mixture to the boil and reduce to a simmer. Gently simmer the mixture for 10 minutes, making sure you stir often so the rice doesn’t burn. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool.
  5. Meanwhile in a small bowl add the diced tomatoes, capsicum, spring onions, olive oil, Cholula Original Hot Sauce, lime juice and salt and pepper. Gently stir the ingredients together and set aside in the fridge.
  6. To assemble the enchiladas place 2-3 tablespoons of the cooled rice and bean mixture along the center of a tortilla. Gently roll the tortilla up and place seam side down into the greased casserole dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and rice and bean filling.
  7. Top the enchiladas with grated cheese and place into the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  8. Place the baked enchiladas onto a serving plate and top with a dollop of sour cream and the Spicy Tomato Salsa.

One thought on “Recipe: Vegetarian Baked Rice Enchilada

  1. What a great looking dish to make the family. Mexican is a big hit with my childrn, its filling and very tasty. The Cholula Original Hot Sauce looks like a great product as well.

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