Monday, February 15, 2016

Tex Mex Chicken N' Rice Casserole

As I type this, hubby is flipping around the channels. (a guy? Remote control? What?)

He settled on The Witches of Eastwick.
I haven't seen this movie since I was many years younger.
Only read the book for the first time in the last 3 years.

The girl child is in her room putting laundry away...and I think I will have him change the station when she comes back in.
Seriously, I was so young.
I am blushing now.
The thought of watching this with her doesn't sit well with me.
Just because her age says adult, she's still my little peanut


On the plus side, such a phenomenal cast!

1 Cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp butter
1 (7 oz) package chicken flavored rice mix with vermicelli
1 Cup long grain rice (un cooked)
2 14.5 oz cans chicken broth
2.5 Cups water
4 Cups cooked cubed chicken
1 Can diced tomato
1 (4 oz) diced green chile peppers
2 Tsp dried basil
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tsp cumin
⅛ Tsp pepper
1 Cup cheddar

1. In 3 qt saucepan, cook onion in butter until tender
2. Stir in rice-vermicelli mix, seasoning package, and un cooked rice. Stir and cook for 2 more minutes.
3. Stir in broth and water
4. Bring to boiling, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes
5. Transfer the rice mixture to a very large bowl.
6. Stir in chicken, tomato, chile peppers, basil, chili powder, cumin, and pepper
7. Transfer to a 3 quart casserole.
8. Bake, covered, in a 425 oven for 20 minutes.
9. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese, bake for 5 minutes more.


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  1. This looks delicious and simple! Two qualifications for any meal at our house. Thanks for linking through Modest Monday!

  2. I don't usually go for Tex-Mex fare, but this sounds pretty good. My kids would love it!

  3. Wow, this looks great, going to try this soon!!

  4. Loving this cheesy goodness, especially since it looks so simple to make! :)

  5. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story. I really appreciate that you show up week after week. What do you think about us changing the party to Monday evenings?

  6. Love this tex mex chicken rice casserole it is really filling and looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

  7. Great recipe and movie. Thanks for linking up at Celebrate Your Story. Hope to see you again!

  8. Your Casserole looks like it is packed with great flavor! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. I am a huge fan of tex mex, thanks for sharing this! Thanks so much for joining the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party and hope it brings you some new friends!