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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Spicy Dirty Rice

Usually one of us, Ben or I actually have a craving for what we want for dinner, usually. Sometimes we can go back and forth for an hour asking, well "what do you want?" Tonight neither of us really wanted anything. I listed off just about everything that I had caned or frozen in my apartment. I can't keep at lot of food in my house since I do share a kitchen with four other girls. If we do actually want something for dinner we'll pick it up on our way over. Tonight we decided to mix everything that I had and attempt to make something good. We came up with Dirty Spicy Rice. It was delicious.

Dirty Spicy Rice

1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups chicken broth or water (or a combination of both)
1/4 tsp salt
2 chicken breasts
Rub*
2-3 Tbsp lime juice
2/3 small can black beans
5 oz frozen corn

In a medium sauce pan cook one cup of any type of white rice according to the package directions. You can either use chicken broth or water, you can even use that 90 second rice in the microwave. Any type will do.

We used 2 chicken breasts that we sliced into bite size pieces before cooking. We added the seasoning to the chicken before putting it in the pan.

*Rub
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil leaves


In a sautee pan place a little oil or Pam in the bottom to coat, just after placing chicken in the pan to cook add in 2-3 tablespoons of lime juice. Let cook, and sauce render out.

Once chicken is almost finished add frozen corn and black beans. Cook until warmed through and chicken is done.

In a bowl place rice on the bottom and top with chicken mixture. And you're done.

1 comment:

Ben said...

I'll tell ya, it's certainly dirty and spicy.