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Monday, February 18, 2013

Chicken Bean Rice Bowl ( Mexican Style)

Mexican cuisine is a style of food which is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European especially Spanish.This is a very famous recipe and this is preferred and loved by us whenever we dine in mexican restaurants.This is a quick fix if you have all the ingredients ready before hand & serves a complete meal too.It has all the richness of vegetables,chicken,cheese,rice,black beans & sour cream.Do check this out if you haven't tasted it yet and give it a shot !!

to marinate
chicken breast 2 cubed
pepper 1 tsp
paprika 1/4 tsp(optional)
lime  1
extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp

white rice / brown rice 2cups cooked
black beans 1 can drained/cooked
corn kernels frozen 1cup
roma tomato 1 chopped fine(refer notes)
onion 1/2 chopped
romaine lettuce 1/2 cup sliced(refer notes)
cilantro 3-4 sprigs
salt to taste
pepper 1/2 tsp/chile peppers 1-2
ground cumin 1/2 tsp
lime 1/2

sour cream 1/2 cup
guacamole 1/2 cup
cheddar cheese grated 1/2 cup

-Wash & clean the chicken cubes under running water.Keep aside to marinate with the ingredients listed  except oil.
-Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F and place the cubed chicken as a single layer.Pour the olive oil on top.
-Bake in the oven for 10 minutes each side or until chicken is cooked & done.
-Cook the rice as per the packet instructions,drain water & keep aside.
-If you are using canned beans,drain & use.OR Soak the beans overnight & cook the beans with enough water & salt until done.Drain water or mix lightly with beans,keep aside.
-Thaw the corn and cook in microwave on high for 3 mins.
-Chop tomato,onion,peppers,cilantro,lettuce,salt,ground cumin & lime juice.
-Layer the rice ,followed by black beans and chicken,then add the vegetable mix.
-Garnish with sour cream,guacamole & grated cheese.Start digging in !!!

* I used grape tomatoes for the salad.
* I haven't used romaine lettuce sliced,but you can use that as its popularly used.My kids just pick it up and separate it out.Instead I used baby spinach leaves & dried cranberries,we loved that.
* You can use chile peppers instead of pepper powder with onion & tomatoes.
* I have used enriched white rice.You can use brown rice too.
* You can even serve a plate of tortilla chips if desired along with this bowl.
* If you wish to have an option for sour cream,try a mildly sour thick yogurt,works great too.

Linking this recipe to Flavors of Cuisines-Mexican hosted by Jannet (love to experiment)@ My Food Treasures


Amila said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so delicious!!

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum. Reminded me of the Chipotle bowl :-)


divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Am not very much familiar with Mexican cuisine// But this dish looks so delicious and wholesome.. Very inviting!

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious one pot meal looks easy to put together.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely cuisine...looks so delicious nvr tried it b4....

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks nice & nice clicks..

Jannet Loves to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! What a coincidence! So you have the mains and I have the dessert for a Mexican meal. I love Mexican Rice Bowls. Drooling over your pics. They are so full of life :)

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious rice bowl, healthy n lovely presentation too

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yum Julie

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully colourful Mexican dish...Very nice!

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice clicks and looks colourful, tasty..

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

Its like chipotle style bowl. Awesome.

Sumi said... Best Blogger Tips

love these kind of all in one bowl .goog one

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

O girl, u r amazing...I love the versatility of ur blog...u have everything in here.... and u r so dedicated too....keep it up

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice,healthy powerful meal there Julie..New to me.I guess this is such a filling meal to have !

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

looks classic...loved it lady...

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

pls pass on the plate to me... looks extremely wholesome!!! thank u so much julie for coming around and providing your insights... :)

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice twist to the regular dinner ideas. yum

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

I could dig into it right away. A totally complete meal

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Complete meal, wholesome and delicious.

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

it looks really heavenly Julie....yummy yum

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

that sounds great...would love to try chicken with bean...

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

This is new to me..looks so appetizing and flavorful..nice preparation.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

PMG! totally drooling over here, your pic tempts me a lot now. Pass the plate to me Julie.

today's recipe:

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

I never tried this kind of dish. It looks fabulous....

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a big fan of Mexican food too:) Your plate is full of yummy goodness!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so good,easy to make and tempting

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Mexican Food...veg burrito bowl is one of my fav...urs with chicken sounds even more filling and delicious...neatly presented dear!

pria said... Best Blogger Tips

first time here, this just reminds me od Chipotle, yum yum :)
Following you, do visit mine sometime :) said... Best Blogger Tips

very innovative recipe dear..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious. I hv not made this anytime. New for me.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

love the complete portion.

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious recipe Julie..yummy..

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

no idea of mexican food, but love these snaps.. looks full and colourful... love the new look of ur blog

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yumm Julie. I recently started to explore mexican cuisine. Also, I linked my recipe to your event. thanks for letting me know.

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! And look at the pics - all so great that I want to scoop up right off the screen!

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

OOh, yum! What a combination of ingredients!! I love it!

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks healthy n yummy...

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

Burrito bowl is one of my favourite Mexican dish, especially I love the Chipotle taste. This is perfectly made!! Sooo tempting :)

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

My hubby's fav dish..looks fantastic...really missing these here..