Mexican is closest to Indian food which is why I prefer going out to Chipotle here. I like the Rice bowl over there. Its tasty & healthy too..So I just tried to make this at home...Although it is not exact replica of what the actual recipe is, but I tried my best to make it similar with little changes..It takes some time to prepare but its worth the work....
Flavored chicken combined with rice, corn, salsa, black beans served over assorted toppings..a very healthy, filling & easy to make..Perfect for lunch/ dinner or u can also pack this for your lunch box...:)
So starting with Cilantro-Lime Rice
2 teaspoon butter/ olive oil
2 tablespoon fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
1 cup white basmati rice/ brown rice
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Juice of ½ Lime
½ tsp pepper
In a heavy botton pan , heat butter over low heat. Add rice & pepper and stir for 2-3mins. Add water and salt, & bring to boil. Add lime juice to it. Now cover, cook in low flame until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, Before serving stir in cilantro.
Boneless chicken- 1 lb cut in cubes (marinate with a tblsp curd, roasted garlic powder, black pper, salt, 1 tsp olive oil, dry basil leaves & Italian seasoning (optional))
2 cups frozen sweet corn (cook corn for 1-2 min in microwave oven or you can stir fry with little bit olive oil)
1 can black beans/ u can soak black beans & pressure cook it till tender with adding salt & water.
green & red peppers sliced
Romaine lettuce, chopped
grated cheese as much as you want (mozzarella cheese/ cheddar)
sour cream (optional)
Heat a little olive oil in a skillet and begin to cook peppers until softened. They should not be too soft they should be crunchy.
Again heat olive oil in pan & add the marinated chicken cubes. stir fry the chicken till they becomes soft & light brown in color. Note: U can also add the canned chicken if u want instead of roasting the chicken cubes.
Ingredients for Fresh tomato salsa
1 cup chopped tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1 jalapeno pepper or chili pepper minced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt as per the taste
Mix all ingredients in a bowl & remove excess water.
juice of 1 lime
2 tblsp cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
2 tblsp diced tomato
Peel and remove seed from avocado. Chop into small pieces in a medium sized bowl. Mash avocado with a potao masher & Add remaining ingredients.
To assemble the bowl, scoop a spoonful of rice into the bowl, then add black beans, stir fried pepper, corn, salsa, chicken, and top with cheese, sour cream , guacamole and lettuce. Enjoy your Mexican chipotle style rice bowl.
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