Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mexi Rice Bowl Recipe!

Hi everyone!

Today I'm excited to share with you my most favorite Rice Bowl recipe ever! This recipe is inspired by all the "Chipotle dupe" recipes online. I've actually never been to Chipotle (I hear it's fab!) but I'm a big fan of any mexican/spanish style foods, and of course.. the amazing rice bowl! So without further ado...






There it is! Possibly the best rice bowl I've ever made. Please note, this works equally (if not better!) with firm tofu in place of the chicken.

-To start, cut up the chicken (or tofu) into small chunks, and add the following spices: Basil (fresh or dried, either works), cumin, chili powder, cayenne powder, minced garlic, and chipotle peppers + salt  & pepper. I eyeball my seasonings when I cook ... the amount will vary depending on how much meat your seasoning and your personal tastes.


You should end up with something like this....

Allow the flavors to meld as long as possible. Overnight, or at the very least 1 hour.

-Next, prepare the rice! This is basically exactly what I found when searching Mexican Rice Bowls online.. and it's amazing!! I cook rice in a small rice cooker, making it easy peasy to whip up anytime!

Measure the amount of rice you need, and instead of cooking it with plain water, cook with chicken stock! I do this almost everytime I make rice, for any kind of meal and it REALLY give the rice a little somethin' extra!
When the rice is done, stir in a small pat of butter or margarine, a sprinkle of minced cilantro, and a few squirts of lime juice (about 1/2 a lime). YUM! If this rice doesn't change your life, I don't know what will! ;)

YUMMY!

-Now, cook up the chicken!


Once the chicken is cooked, and the rice is done, the rest of the ingredients are pretty simple! Drain a can of black beans (or if you make them from dried, you'll have to prepare them the night before), and spice them with... a dash of chicken stock, basil, cumin & cayenne and chili powders, then microwave until warm.



Other toppings to add/consider:
-shredded cheddar cheese
-sour cream
-salsa
-sliced olives
-diced avocado
-green Tabasco sauce

Assemble bowls and ENJOY! Mmm... these are seriously SO good... I could eat this every day. lol



Let me know if you give this recipe a try! What kind of rice bowls do you enjoy?


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2 comments:

  1. Wooow you look amazing <3

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  2. Hi Louann! How's it going? This recipe looks great, by the way - who doesn't love a good homemade Chipotle bowl?! A friend of mine found your blog and directed me to it, I have to say...I'm impressed with what you've got going on here! I noticed your little blurb under your profile pic and I understood immediately why my friend sent me along...I'm so happy to hear you're working on making healthy changes in your life! And I'm gonna be real with you for a minute here - I hate the "f" word...it totally makes me uncomfortable even saying it (long history there for me) - which is exactly why I'm going to give you my email address and invite you to contact me at any time because I would love to help you on your journey...it's kind of my thing - helping, supporting, motivating, encouraging. ;) If that sounds like something that would benefit you, please don't hesitate to send me a message: meeshmac@gmail.com

    Much Love,
    Meesh

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