Dirty Rice

Always looking for new lunch recipes to bring to school each day, I was craving some Mexican flavor.  So, I combined the traditional elements of rice, beans, and spice in this rice recipe.  It’s easy to make, easy to store, and easy to put together each morning before school.

Dirty Rice

Pieces:

  1. 1 cup of rice, cooked by package directions
  2. juice of one lime
  3. 3-4 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  4. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  5. 2 chicken breast, chopped into bite sized pieces
  6. 2 green peppers, chopped into bite sized pieces
  7. one half of an onion, chopped into bite size pieces
  8. 3 tbsp. poultry seasoning
  9. 2 cans drained black beans
  10. one avocado and guacamole mix
  11. salsa, for topping

Process:

  1. Cook the rice, according to package directions.
  2. When the rice is cooked, add the chopped cilantro and juice of one lime.  Let marinate while the next few steps cook.
  3. In a large saute pan, add the olive oil, chopped peppers, onions, and chicken.  Sprinkle with poultry seasoning (mine is a mix of paprika, salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder) and cook on medium heat, covered, until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Add the rice mixture to the chicken mixture, and add drained beans.
  5. Stir to mix thoroughly.
  6. Make guacamole by combining the avocados, chopped and mashed, with the guacamole mix.
  7. Top Dirty Rice with guacamole and salsa and enjoy!

Happy Allergy Free Eating!  Ole!

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