Crockpot Arroz Con Queso

1 1/2 (one and one-half) cups long-grain brown rice
2 cups whole fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 16-ounce can black beans
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 4-ounce can chopped green chili peppers, drained
2 cups shredded low-fat Monterey jack cheese

Mix thoroughly all ingredients except one cup of grated cheese. Pour mixture into well-oiled crock-pot. Cover and cook on low setting for six to nine hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with reserved grated cheese.
Serves eight.