This came from an article in Parents magazine called Out of the Box…not sure they have that section anymore, but I sure liked it while they did.
1 package (6.75 oz) Spanish rice
10 oz. frozen mixed veggies
1 T olive oil
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 T taco seasoning
1 can (19 oz) black beans
1 lb. chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
Cook Spanish rice according to directions on box. After 15 minutes stir in frozen mixed veggies, cover and cook 15-20 more minutes or until water is absorbed.
In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft. Stir in 1 T taco season and beans with their liquid. Cook five more minutes.
Remove bean mixture from heat.
In a separate skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and cook until done. Add the remaining 1 T of taco seasoning and stir.
Combine chicken with rice and bean mixture and serve.
What does the family think? Hubby and I both like this dish. The kids don’t like it when I mix everything together, but if I can keep, say, the chicken separated from the beans, then they can pick out the parts they like.