I lightened this up a lot by omitting all the cheese - which also meant no need for baking. I sauteed the onions & peppers, tossed in the corn, tomatoes with chillies and rice and mixed -- done. Very good. I have never used the tomatoes with chillies before and was surprised at how spicy they were. I expected some tang but not heat. Was a little too spicy for my 4 yr old but the rest of us loved it. Delicious without all the unnecessary fat.
I loved the texture of the corn in contrast to the overall creaminess of the dish, and the Mexican ingredients gave it just the right amount of heat to balance out the sweetness. I was pushed for time, so I bought two packets of microwave long-grain rice, and it worked well as a substitute for cooking the rice from scratch.
Best corn dish I've ever made! My family absolutely loved it.
Wonderful!!! Made first time for family visiting, everyone fell in love with dish.