The Totally True Adventures of Motherhood in Suburbia

A review and a recipe August 14, 2007

Filed under: food — scriptiasuburbium @ 8:50 pm

First the review: Morningstar Farms Chicken Starter Strips. I should have known better when they were on closeout at the grocery. Normally, I love Morninstar Farms products- but these were vile and disgusting. They were a strange spongy consistency, I think my sponge would have tasted about the same, and probably not made me ill, as these did. I used them in what was otherwise a delicious casserole- so on to the recipe.

Southwestern Chicken Casserole
1 cup brown rice
1 cup frozen peas
1 can kidney beans
2 carrots
1 can Mexican Rotel
1 can Southwestern Tomato Soup
green onions
2 tomatoes
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cumin
hot peppers (optional)
2 chicken breasts or 2 servings chicken substitute (cooked and chopped)
Cheddar cheese

Prepare the rice according to directions. Shred the carrot, chop the onions, tomatoes, cilantro and peppers. Mix all ingredients except cheese in the dish. Cover with cheese. Bake at 375 for 20-35 minutes. Yummy with a crisp green salad and an ice cold beer!