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Mexican Rice Bowl


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3/4 pound chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cups white rice

  • 1 quart chicken stock

  • 1 tablespoon Goya brand Sazón seasoning blend

  • 1/2 cup tomato salsa or taco sauce

  • 1/4 cup drained olives with pimentos, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • Blue or red corn tortilla chips and salsa for serving (optional)


Heat a medium size pot over medium-heat; add EVOO and butter. When butter has melted into EVOO, add pieces of chicken tenders. A grown-up helper (GH) can chop the chicken tenders for you if you are not comfortable enough with your knife yet. Remember: all fingers should be tucked under; keep knife blade tilted away from your body; use a knife that matches your size and skill level. Wash your hands, knife and cutting board after handling raw chicken pieces. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Sauté the chicken, stirring, until lightly browned. Add the rice and cook another minute or two. Then add the chicken stock to the pot and the Sazón seasoning. Put a lid on the pot and raise to high heat to bring the stock to a quicker boil, 2-3 minutes. When the liquid boils, reduce heat to simmer and put the lid back on. Cook until the rice is tender but still a little chewy in the center, 13-15 minutes. Take off the lid and stir in salsa or taco sauce, olives with pimentos and parsley. Turn off the heat and let stand five minutes. Serve hot Mexican rice in bowls placed on dinner plates and garnish plates with chips and leftover salsa or taco sauce for dipping.

This is a great recipe for kids and the whole family from Yum-o! It's good AND good for you. For more information about Yum-o! go to the Yum-o! website.