Enchilada Rice Bowls

It’s a deconstructed version of our favorite Mexican food!

Becky Low shares how to make Enchilada Bowls.

Enchilada Rice Bowls
2 cups uncooked long grain rice
4 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
1 lime, juiced
½ cup salsa
⅔ cup snipped fresh cilantro
1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
3-6 tablespoons taco seasoning, or to taste
4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
½ onion, chopped
2-3 cloved chopped garlic
1 can (28-oz) stewed tomatoes
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, or to taste, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can (15-oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15-oz) whole kernel corn, drained
Chopped tomatoes, sliced avocado, sliced black olives, sliced green onions (optional)
1 cup shredded cheese
Sour cream

Place rice, broth and butter in saucepan; bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove pan from stove and allow to sit while preparing remaining ingredients.

While rice is cooking prepare chicken and sauce. Cut chicken in bite size pieces, toss with 2-tablespoons taco seasoning. Heat 2-tablespoons oil in skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Stir fry chicken in hot oil until browned and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and cover.

To the pan used from cooking chicken add 1-2 tablespoons oil and chopped onion. Stir fry until onion is transparent and tender. Add garlic and stir until fragrant; add stewed tomatoes, 2-tablespoons taco seasoning and chipotle pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors. Crush or blend sauce, season to taste with salt and pepper. Add additional chipotle pepper or adobo sauce to taste.

To finish – stir salsa, lime juice and cilantro into cooked rice. Place rice in bottom of the bowl; add black beans and corn, top with cooked chicken. Drizzle with sauce and garnish with optional ingredients (tomatoes, avocado, olives, etc). Top with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Becky Low represents The Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada. For delicious dairy recipes and nutrition information go to
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