Sunday, June 5, 2011

Baked Chicken and Rice with Black Beans





We were having one of those particular days where Indigo was well, clumsy. We spent lots of time at a water park and Indigo spent lots of time running and well, tripping. I am pretty sure her knees are reluctantly familiar with the turf at our local park…







Later that day was spent falling off things like Coffee tables, chairs, and her bed…and tripping over things like the air. Yes I said air, yes you have permission from me to laugh...


As we were walking out the door to procure some fast food (because I’m just keeping it real). As we were walking out the door my husband said to me “man, Jen today could have been one big long blooper reel!”. I agreed and out of the corner of my eye I spied Indigo going air born..then she went cement surfing with her gorgeous little face.







3 band aids, 2 bowls of cheese-its, and 1 dose of ibuprofen later I think we might be *almost* better. Nothing a little ice cream can’t cure (for both child and parent!).


And now might I present to you a nice little dish that can feed the family all week. Bake this and re-heat all week with some fresh cilantro, parlsey, and sour cream. YUM.







INGREDIENTS (serves 8)
{Printable Recipe}


10oz package of Yellow Rice mix
¾ cup Onion, Chopped
¾ cup Green Bell Pepper, Chopped
¾ cup Carrot, Chopped fine
1 TBS Olive Oil
1 small rotisserie Chicken, or 2 cups
15oz can of Black Beans, drained & rinsed
7oz can Green Chile's, undrained
1 Jalapeno, minced
2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
½ cup sour cream







DIRECTIONS

Pre-Heat oven to 350. Butter a large 13x9 pan or two smaller baking dishes. Prepare your rice according to package directions.


Over a medium heat saute your Olive Oil, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and carrots in a medium skillet for about 10 minutes or until tender.







Combine cooked rice, onion mixture, chicken, black beans, chile's, ½ cup cheese, and sour cream. Spoon into your baking dishes then cover with the remaining cheese.







Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 25 minutes; uncover and bake for 10 more minutes so the cheese is nice and melty.


What are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab a fork…just be careful not to trip



40 comments:

Yummy Mummy said...

All my favorite ingredients, and I loved baked dishes that can be made in advance and enjoyed the next day for lunch :)

egbkid said...

Yum, this looks delicious! Poor Indigo, I understand, i am one of those people who trips over air all the time!

Andrea said...

I tell you what, Indigo sounds like my kind of kid! I made something similar to this a few weeks ago, but we demolished it before it could make it to the blog. Great reminder of how perfect the casserole can be.

Angie A said...

I love it when simple ingredients come together to make something special. :) keep up the good cooking and great mommy-ing! The more Indigo learns to get up and walk it off/ rest it off, the easier life will be for her!!!

SprinkleBakes said...

Delicious dish! I love the things you make.

What a rough day for poor Indigo! At least she has the best mommy ever to make it all better.

LDH said...

Oh, dear little Indigo, I hope her boo-boo's aren't hurting too bad!

The baked chicken dish looks delicious!

Holly said...

Mmmm sounds so good!

Leslie said...

YOur poor little munchkin! I thought mine was the only one that trips on air!!!

Clements Family said...

Oh...poor Indigo!! Those are hard days. This looks delish.

Tessa said...

I was the "tripper" in our family. Hopefully your little one gets better soon! The rice-casserole looks delicious! You can't go wrong with rice + black beans and cheese :)

Aarthi said...

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a wonderful casserole! A well-balanced meal and so comforting.

Cheers,

Rosa

Kay Heritage said...

This simple dish looks fabulous, Jennifurla! I love simple casserole dish for my family. :)

Daisy said...

Poor Indy! I'm sure this meal helped. love when meals produce leftovers for days!

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Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I've printed off this recipe - looks great - hope Indigo's knees are holding up!
Mary

Jenn said...

Poor Indigo!! I feel for her, I used to be... Ok, forget it.. I still am that clumsy :)
the casserole looks and sounds delicious!!

Kim {Recipes To Run On} said...

I love this post. And my fave part is about the fast food and keepin' it real. Too cool. I'm sorry about your sweet girl! Those days are rough. BTW, I'm bookmarking this recipe to add to this week's meal plan {which I'm just now putting together}.

sherri lynn said...

WOW This looks so good! I always have a craving for Mexican-inspired dishes in the summer...this would be perfect! Thanks for posting :)

Sutapa said...

Wow! A well balanced comfy meal and great for summer!

Katie Mar said...

aww your poor baby girl! tripping over air! lol!!
this dish looks amazing, though!!!

teresa said...

poor thing, we have totally been there. what's worse is that I have been there too, tripping, dropping, a clumsy mess! next time i'm going to follow your lead and get some ice cream!

i love everything about this dish, the flavors look incredible!

Pam said...

Poor baby; I hope Indigo is doing fine now. I was like her myself and still probably am and the same for one of my sons, so I can sympathize with her. Your chicken dish would cure anything though, it looks great! Love those black beans and jalapeno in it!

Kim - Liv Life said...

Love your photos, and the recipe is one that is so family friendly. Perfect for a busy school night, or even better yet one of our soon to be here summer vacation nights! Ice cream does cure all, doesn't it?? Glad she is feeling better!

Kathleen said...

I love everything in this recipe! Your poor little gal!

Pachecopatty said...

I love commenting here because it comes out so pretty;-) Yum says it all for this bowl of comfort food, I would so much rather put together a satisfying dinner like your baked chicken dish than run out for a bite after a hectic day!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This looks like a great dish to bring to a party!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Oh this looks so good; I've had black beans on my mind with yesterday's post too! Yummy and a keeper in my family! Thanks for sharing! Photos are so professional too! I hope that you will consider to share this on my weekend foodie blog link-up if you can. Bye for now!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Awww...I hope Indigo's doing better today. :) That chicken, rice and black bean dish looks yummy!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word this looks so good! You are such an amazing cook!

xo

Aarthi said...

This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog...I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-recipe-and-chocolate.html

Peggy said...

Aww Indigo is too cute! Hope she's having less-clumsy days =)

This chicken and rice bake sounds absolutely delicious - I don't think I'd have any leftovers =)

sherri lynn said...

I made this for dinner last night and we loved it! it's definitely a recipe that I will be keeping and making again!

Annalise said...

Whoa, new look! :)

This looks like such a simple, yet delicious weeknight meal. Thanks for the inspiration!

Persnickety Hall said...

This looks amazing!

Also, i love your photos. Beautiful!

Maranda said...

Poor Indigo! We've all had those days though. This dish looks great!

Chris said...

hmmmmmm I have a breast and 1/2 of fajita chicken left....... That might come close to two cups. Bookmarked!

Lizzy said...

Oh, man, does this sound fabulous! And chock full of protein. Hope Indigo's booboos are all healed~

Bri said...

mmm, this looks so delicious! i'm going to make this :)

Eliana said...

This looks delicious and like it would make for a perfect go-to meal.