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Quick meals are a must during soccer season. It seems like I’m always scrambling to get dinner on the table in a timely manner. And let me tell you, there’s nothing scarier than having four teens with growling stomachs in the house. So one of my “go to” quick meals is a Chicken & Rice Burrito Recipe that uses fresh ingredients and Uncle Ben’s® Long Grain & Wild Rice.
Having quick prep items like Uncle Ben’s® Long Grain & Wild Rice in my pantry helps save time when I need to prepare a quick meal. So when I shop at my local Kroger family store, I make sure to stock up on various Uncle Ben’s® flavored rice and other ingredients for fast meals.
To keep ahead of our busy schedule, I also like to pre-boil a bag of frozen chicken in seasoned water. Having pre-cooked chicken in the refrigerator makes it easier for me to make a variety of meals during the busy week. Plus, I can freeze the broth for other recipes too. However, if I run out of pre-boiled chicken, I can always substitute it with rotisserie chicken.
Then, whenever I decide to make my Chicken & Rice Burrito Recipe, I just add a box of fast cooking Uncle Ben’s® Long Grain & Wild Rice with a few of my own ingredients. The great advantage of using Uncle Ben’s® when I’m pressed for time is that it’s ready in about 10 minutes and already flavored with 23 herbs and seasonings.
While the rice is cooking, I prep some of the other burrito ingredients – rinse and drain a can of black beans, chop the pre-cooked chicken, bell peppers, and green onions.
Next, warm the herbs in a pan until fragrant, add chopped chicken and bell peppers with a little bit of water. Cook until the bell peppers are slightly soft and add the black beans to warm through. Add this warm mix to a bowl and add the cheese. Stir the chicken mix and set this on the side.
To assemble the burritos, place Uncle Ben’s® Long Grain & Wild Rice, chicken mix, and tomatoes on a warmed tortilla. Roll and tuck in one side of the tortilla to make a tasty Chicken & Rice Burrito.
Need more great recipe ideas? Check out other great Uncle Ben’s® flavor options for recipe ideas. I’d love to hear about your favorite flavor & how you use them!
Chicken & Rice Burrito Recipe
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||35 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish|
- 1 box Uncle Ben's® Long Grain & Wild Rice Fast Cook (Cook following the box instructions)
- 4-5 burrito size tortillas
- 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 1 cup Colby/Jack shredded cheese (can substitute with your favorite cheese)
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup sliced bell peppers (cut into thin 1" slices)
- 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons water
- salt to taste
- 1/2 cup chopped tomato
Two slices of cooked bacon can be added to each burrito for a twist.
Serve with sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, or any of your favorite burrito additions.
|Cook rice per the directions on the box. Set aside.|
|Place cumin, chili powder, oregano, and garlic powder into a pan on medium heat. Warm for a few seconds until you can smell the seasoning. Add the chopped chicken, bell pepper, two teaspoons of water, and salt. Cook until bell pepper are slightly soft. Add in the black beans and warm through. Place the chicken mixture into a large bowl and add cheese. Stir until well combined. Set aside.|
|Place a damp paper towel over 4-5 tortillas and warm in the microwave for 2 minutes.|
|Place the rice, chicken mix, and tomatoes (optional) on the warm tortillas. Bring one side of the tortilla over the mix and roll. Fold up one end and continue to roll into a burrito. Serve with your favorite burrito condiments.|