This is one of those hurry up and be done with dinner already recipes. Love it.
Layered Mexican Rice Bake
From: Picky Palate
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 med. white onion, finely chopped
1 Anaheim chili pepper, finely diced
1 1/2 cups sweet peppers, chopped
1 1/2 Tbs. garlic, minced
4 cups cooked rice
1 Tbs. cumin
2 cups chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup salsa
1 can corn, drained
1 can red kidney bean (or other bean of choice), drained (I used black beans)
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and peppers for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute. Stir in cooked rice, season with cumin and reduce heat to low. Transfer mixed rice to a 9x13" baking dish
Place chicken breast into a medium skillet over medium heat. Season with garlic salt, ranch seasoning and salsa; mix and reduce heat to low. Pour corn over rice. Next layer the beans, cilantro, chicken and top with cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve with hot sauce if desired.