I love easy weeknight dinners that can be transformed into delicious leftover lunches. Mexican rice is not only a delicious side dish that is made in the traditional way, but makes great leftovers for lunches all week.
Mexican rice is such a delicious side dish that is cooked in such a unique way that imparts all the flavors into the rice as it cooks. Ripe tomatoes, onion, garlic and chicken stock is blended and this is the flavorful liquid that cooks the rice.
What I like most when making dinner is making a little extra so I have leftovers for my husband to take to work, or just for myself when I’m working from home and don’t have to think about whats for lunch in the coming days. On this particular night it was cilantro lime chicken and shrimp, mixed vegetables and Mexican rice.
For the first leftover lunch, I mixed in the vegetables with the rice and added the shrimp, put on the lid and stored it in the refrigerator for tomorrow. Nice and easy. The second leftover lunch, I mixed the vegetables and black beans in with the rice, cut up the chicken into bite-size pieces and made a Mexican rice bowl. Todo bien!
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16 Comments on “Mexican Rice”
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I love leftover rice dishes. I’m always trying to figure quick and easy meals I can send my hubby to work with.
I love having leftovers for lunch… hot lunches are just so much better.
This rice looks just delicious Since I work from home, I’m generally the one pawing through the fridge all day, piecing together lunch or a snack with whatever leftovers happen to be hanging around.
I love your ideas since I take leftovers at my work and i am a sucker for Mexican!
That rice sounds amazing I’d love it if someone made me lunchboxes like that. 🙂
I absolutely love Mexican bowls…they are creative and fun! I will have to look for these containers..thanks for the idea!
I’m seriously going to say, Mexican rice and leftovers never looked so darn good. I’d eat that any day!
Mexican rice is a huge favorite in our house. Looks delicious
That rice is PERFECT for leftover lunches! I’m going to look for those nifty containers.
I love left-overs and especially if it’s rice! This Mexican rice looks delicious and so versatile, too! Yum!
I really like the flavor and ingredients in your rice.
Oooh this all look delish
WhMexican bowl is one of my favorites to send for my husband’s lunch. But, making this rice totally kicks it up to a whole new level! Will be making soon.
Such an easy and flavorful rice dish
I know not everyone loves leftovers, but I am a big fan of them. I am also a big fan of anything Mexican, and this Mexican rice looks amazing to me.