Southwestern Rice Bowl

"From Delicious Living magazine. Quickly made in the microwave from leftover rice and chicken."
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  • In a microwave-safe bowl with a lid, layer ingredients in the order listed.
  • Cover and microwave for 30-60 seconds, until hot.

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  1. gailanng
    Love a mostly pantry recipe because my empty refrigerator mocks me.
  2. vadapao
    Delicious without guilt! I omitted the chicken and substituted monterey jack with cheddar. I am sure MJ would be will use that next time :). Thank you so much for posting... I will be using some fresh cilantro as suggested by Mika. G....
  3. Kittencalrecipezazz
    Good stuff and a great hot weather no-oven recipe, added in some cayenne pepper and used white cooked rice in place of brown as that is all I had in my freezer, I had to make this twice to feed my family one was not enough, the second time around I added in more tomato, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten:)
  4. ksduffster
    This was great for a portable lunch. I took it into work and reheated it in the microwave. Everyone at my lunch table thought it looked fabulous and I can tell you it tasted the same! I did only use about 1 cup rice and left out the tomatoes. I will definitely be making this again, as will some of my co-workers! Thanks Cheesehead!
  5. Boxergurl
    Mmmmm, my mom made this and it was good.


  1. nanlash17
    Add spices to the rice. Cumin, cayenne, garlic, onion, etc.


I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?
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