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Bean, Rice, and Cheese Rolls

Bean, Rice, and Cheese Rolls

I created this recipe when I was working with a very limited budget. I had made a huge batch of homemade beans and rice and we were sick of eating it! We had plenty of rolls, butter, mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh garlic. I was not an experienced cook at that time, but I knew I could do something with what I had on hand that would be delicious and satisfying. The results were much better than I had expected.

I used black beans and 7 grain rice. I have also had good results with Anasazi beans.

Cooked beans
Cooked rice
Cooked rolls
Butter
Fresh garlic (minced or sliced thinly)
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste

Mix beans and rice together. Pull the top off of each roll. Press the inside of the roll until you have formed a cup. Place a pat of butter in the bottom of the roll. Add garlic to taste. Press a scoop of the bean and rice mixture into the roll. Salt to taste. Sprinkle with parmesan. Add another part of butter, more garlic, bean and rice mixture, salt, and parmesan making two layers. Top with mozzarella. After adding the mozzarella press the filling firmly into the roll ( the mozzarella will protect your hand from getting gooey from the mixture). Keep adding mozzarella and pressing until the roll is well stuffed. Try not to overstuff and break through the sides of the roll.

Bake at 350 until cheese melts and starts to brown.

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