Saturday, June 12, 2010

Baked Chicken and Rice with Black Beans

Baked Chicken and Rice with Black Beans
Serves 6 to 8

1 (10 oz) package yellow rice mix
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
2 cups (8 oz) grated Monterey Jack cheese


Preheat oven to 350. Prepare rice according to package directions.

Meanwhile, saute onions, bell pepper and carrot in hot oil in a medium skillet over medium heat 10 minutes or until tender.

Combine hot cooked rice, onion mixture, chicken, beans, diced tomatoes and chilies, and 1 1/2 cups cheese in a large bowl. Spoon into a lightly greased 3 qt or 13X9 inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake, covered at 350 for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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