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Mexican Rice with Chopped Salad
This is one of those comfort foods that I've been making for years. I'll list the specific ingredients that I use, but it's so adaptable that you can switch things up with your favorite meat (or if you're a vegetarian beans) in the rice, favorite salsa, etc...
This takes 1/2 hour to prepare start to finish and serves 4 people.
-1 1/3 c brown rice (I use boil-in-bag precooked rice)
-2c TBS olive oil
-1 lb chopped turkey
-16 oz. salsa (8 oz. Trader Joe's Salsa Autentica, 8 oz.Garlic Chipotle Salsa)
-3/4 c Trader Joe's shredded soy cheese blend
-2 TBS olive oil
-1 TBS lime juice or balsamic vinegar
-1/8 tsp cumin
-1/2 pint grape tomatoes
-2 c spring mix lettuce
-10 pitted kalamata olives
1) Prepare rice
-Submerge package of rice in 1 quart of water in microwave-safe bowl
-Microwave for 10 minutes
-Note: you can also put bag of rice in 1 quart of boiling water for 10 minutes
-While rice is cooking, heat 2 TBS olive oil in large skillet at medium heat
-Add chopped turkey & brown for about 5 minutes
-Reduce heat to low
-Add 1 1/3 c of the cooked rice and combine
-Add soy cheese and combine
2) Prepare chopped salad
-put 2 TBS olive oil in large bowl
-add lime juice or vinegar
-chop 1/2 avocado, add to bowl, stirring to coat the avocado so it doesn't brown
-chop scallions and quarter tomatoes, add to bowl
-chop olives, add to bowl
-chop lettuce, add to bowl
-place rice mixture on a plate
-cover with chopped salad
-arrange tortilla chips around rice and salad
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