Mexican Fiesta Rice Recipe
With this quick and easy recipe, you can make an amazing and tasty dish in next to no time. It can serve as a great dinner dish or as a meal prep idea. It can last a long time in the freezer and you can take it out as you need it.
This fiesta rice is so easy to make you can make it in less than an hour from start to finish. As for the ingredients, you will need the following: One and a half pounds of chicken breast or if you prefer you can also use tofu. Additionally, you will need extra virgin olive oil, one tablespoon of minced garlic, and one-third of a cup of diced red onions. For seasoning you will need one and a half tablespoons of chili powder and t teaspoons of cumin.
Furthermore, you will need one and a half cups of brown rice, three cups of non-salted veggie or chicken stock, one cup of tomato sauce, and one bag of both PictSweet Farms Bold Fiesta Protein and PictSweet Farms Mixed Vegetables. Lastly, for garnish prepare freshly chopped cilantro, avocado mash, goat cheese, and lime.
To prepare, add the chopped chicken into an oiled skillet and sear it for 3 to 5 minutes. Once you remove the chicken, in the same skillet with some additional olive oil, add garlic and onions. On a low-medium heat sauté the vegetables for 3 minutes. At that point, introduce the seasonings and cook for an additional minute. After that, add the uncooked rice, mix well and cook for 2 more minutes.
Finally, add the stock, tomato sauce and cooked chicken. Once you mix it well, cover it and leave it for 25 minutes. After that, add the Bold Fiesta Protein mix and the vegetables.
Now, garnish and enjoy this delicious chicken and rice recipe.
Ingredients for 8 servings:
- 1 ½ lb raw chicken breast, small chunks
- Substitution: extra tofu chunks
- spray extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup red onion, diced
- 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 ½ cup (short grain) brown rice
- 3 cups chicken or veggie stock, no salt added
- 1 cup tomato sauce (no salt added)
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- 1 bag PictSweet Farms Bold Fiesta Protein
- 1 bag PictSweet Farms Mixed Vegetables
- 1/2 cup chicken or veggie stock (if needed if too dry)
- Garnish (optional):
- fresh chopped cilantro to taste
- fresh avocado mash (or guacamole)
- goat cheese crumble
- fresh lime
Chop chicken breast into small pieces and pat the pieces dry with a paper towel.
Spray a (nonstick) skillet with olive oil and set it on medium heat. When the skillet is hot, add the chicken pieces. Sear for 3 to 5 minutes until the outside of the chicken is brown (note: it is ok if the chicken is not fully cooked). Remove the pieces from the skillet and set aside.
Using the same skillet, add olive oil, garlic and red onion. Sauté on low-medium heat for 3 minutes, until the red onion begins to caramelize. Add the seasonings and stir for another minute, then add the uncooked rice. Mix the rice with oil and seasonings, ensuring every grain of rice is covered, about 2 minutes.
Add stock, tomato sauce and the pieces of chicken. Mix together and bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for at least 25 minutes, until the rice is completely cooked. If needed, add tablespoons of stock or water if needed.
Once the rice is cooked, add the frozen Bold Fiesta mix and vegetables. Fold everything together, and if more liquid is needed, simply add tablespoons of stock or water (but not too much). The mixture should be somewhat thick, like enchilada sauce.
Add freshly chopped cilantro and top with goat cheese crumble and fresh avocado mash (or guacamole). Enjoy!
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