|Wahoo's-inspired chicken and rice bowl: dinner in less than 15 minutes|
(Why I stopped making them, I don't know. I can only imagine they seemed too simplistic once I started getting more adventurous in my cooking. Boy, that was stupid.)
I also mentioned that thinking of those chicken and rice bowls (and writing about them) was inspiring me to try making them again. And that I might post on them if I did.
Well, here ya go, my pets.
Don't bother scanning down this post to look for how-to assembly photos: there aren't any. This is too easy a dish to prepare for all that.
So easy, in fact, that it doesn't even need a formal recipe. It's just layering.
The layers consist of cooked rice, cooked chicken and a handful of black beans, topped with a generous amount of fresh pico de gallo. Add some salt and pepper to taste and you are done. That's it!
This week, I took a class on Monday night that had me out of the house from 6pm to 9pm. Since there was no way Mr. Ninj could be home before 6pm, coupled with the fact that we actually like to eat together, I put off dinner until 9pm (honestly, we never eat before about 8:30 anyway, so it wasn't a hardship). I started some boil-in-bag brown rice (10 minutes) as soon as I got home and assembled the rest of the ingredients (store-bought pico de gallo helped): we were eating by 9:15.
If you're a vegetarian, either leave out the chicken or substitute some tofu and you, too, can share the Wahoo's love.
Do you have any go-to, absurdly speedy recipes like this on which you rely? The Ninj wants to hear about them.