Spanish-Style Chicken Rice

With peas, chicken and Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice, this speedy take on traditional Spanish rice is a fiesta of flavors!

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Spanish-Style Chicken Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings
SERVES 1
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 2 tbsp Italian vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Enjoy the Mediterranean flavors of this Spanish-Style Chicken Rice in minutes, with our Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and pantry staples.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, toss together chicken, peas, tomato sauce, olives and vinaigrette in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 60-90 seconds, or until heated through.

    Step 3

  • Combine chicken mixture with rice in a bowl, and serve.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute frozen green beans for frozen peas, if desired.

 

Chicken and Rice

This dynamic duo is a foolproof combination that not only keeps you feeling full but also satisfied! At Minute® Rice, we strive for convenience without skimping on flavor and this Spanish-Style Chicken Rice is a perfect fit. The best part is, it’s ready in just 5 minutes!

Start with a flavorful base of our microwavable Minute® Ready to Serve Chicken & Herb Seasoned Rice. This perfectly portioned, single-serving cup, heats up in 1 minute. Then, mix the rice with a few other pantry staples and you’ve got a delicious meal in no time. For more ideas, check out our tips for making more chicken and rice recipes.

Pantry Essentials

Using pantry ingredients, it’s easy to add a touch of international flavor to your meals without much effort. Make sure to stock up on staples so that you always have the building blocks for a tasty meal on hand.

Start with your choice of our Minute® Ready to Serve Rice varieties. We also recommend tomato sauce, Italian vinaigrette and frozen vegetables, like peas. For a special Spanish touch, add in pimiento-stuffed olives, as well.

Try these other international-inspired meals using pantry staples: Quick Italian Chicken and Rice, a Tandoori Cauliflower and Rice Bowl or our Mexican Rice Recipe. For something with the flavors of New Orleans, you’ll want to make our Red Beans and Rice.

Double or Triple It

Did you know that you can heat up two cups and double or triple this recipe to feed a crowd? Try it for a family dinner using double or triple the ingredient amounts.

This simple method can be used for all of our meal ideas for one, by simply increasing the ingredient amounts — simple, right?

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