1/2 cup finely chopped onion (or 1 to 2 tablespoon dry)
2 or 3 fresh tomatoes, depending on size
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
6 cups cooked beans (two 15 ounce cans)
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
3 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup shredded cheese
2 to 3 cups salsa, to taste
3 cups cooked cubed chicken
Cilantro, for garnish
Chives or green onions,
Substitute tomato juice for water on rice package directions. Measure enough
rice and tomato juice for 6 servings. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning and the
onion to tomato juice. Prepare rice following package directions.
Chop tomatoes. Stir half the tomatoes and the canned chiles into rice.
Season cooked beans to taste with garlic salt, and taco seasoning. Use a potato
masher to partially mash beans (may substitute refried beans, if desired - thin
to desired consistency with water).
Spoon 1/2 to 3/4 cups rice in bottom of bowl. Add about 1/2 cup seasoned beans,
shredded lettuce, cheese, and salsa. Top with cubed or sliced cooked chicken. Garnish
with sprigs of cilantro, chives and a dollop of sour cream.
* May use minute, short grain or long grain rice. Measure enough rice for 6 servings.