Mexican Fiesta Rice: a healthy meal to take a friend. {Giveaway!!}

September 20, 2013


It’s not always easy to come up with simple, healthy meals that are easy to pack up and take to a friend for dinner.  Healthy Enchiladas are one of my go-to meals, but when your friend is nursing and needs to follow a no allergen diet for her little peanut, you have to switch it up.

This fun + festive rice dish is made of whole grain brown rice.

It’s also

  • dairy free
  • gluten free
  • soy free
  • nut free


Chinet’s Bake Ware because was the perfect size for this dish.  It’s also disposable, or reuseable and safe for the oven and microwave.



 Mexican Fiesta Rice: a healthy meal to take a friend.

  • 2 cups of brown rice (cooked to make 4 cups, I cook rice in the rice cooker)
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can of black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup of sliced black olives (or more if you love them!)
  • 1 can green chilies, diced + drained
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup + extra for topping of salsa
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1-2 grilled chicken breast (or rotisserie chicken), shredded or diced
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cook rice in rice cooker or on stove according to directions.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients with rice.
  3. Mix together and place in Chinet Bakeware.
  4. Serve with more grilled chicken or enchiladas and a large salad!


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4 Responses to “Mexican Fiesta Rice: a healthy meal to take a friend. {Giveaway!!}”

  1. Susan Christy Says:

    I make chicken tacos for my friends, and I like you on Facebook.

  2. Whitney Lindeman Says:

    For comfort food, I go with GF mac & cheese of some sort – usually rice/corn pasta baked with brie & artichokes. 🙂

  3. Natasha Says:

    I like you on FB! I think my favorite dish to make for a friend would be apple pie because who doesn’t love getting a pie?! 🙂

  4. Katie Says:

    I make enchiladas too! This rice looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it! 🙂

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