Chicken, Avocado and Red Pepper Rice Bowl

| February 4, 2011 | 4 Comments

chickenricebowl

Making food for the family isn’t always about the cooking aspect. Sometimes it’s about the comfort factor or just being family favorites. Sometimes it’s about getting the right flavor that everyone will love with minimum fuss. Such is the case with this, which should be filed under the category of ridiculously easy. Really.

This rice bowl all started with a ripe avocado. It was perfect. Creamy. Easy to peel and chop. The kids and I eat a lot of avocados. We love ‘em. So, they top our sandwiches, tacos, nachos and more. They get sliced with eggs and mashed to be served with chicken or chips.

Once I started reasoning it out, it came together fast: perfectly cooked rice, chopped precooked chicken, fresh red bell peppers … and the creamy avocado. It’s a variety of textures, colors and flavors. It’s a layered dish, seasoned only with salt — or spicy salt.

Sometimes all you need is naturally flavorful food, paired well together.

What do you think? Does a dish need a lot of seasoning to be delicious? Or can natural flavors be perfect?

Chicken, Avocado and Red Pepper Rice Bowl
serves 4

4 cups cooked white rice
1 lb grilled chicken, diced (I used Trader Joe’s frozen Just Chicken)
1 red pepper, diced
1 Hass avocado, diced
sea salt or spicy sea salt

Scoop one cup of rice into each of four bowls. Top with diced chicken, diced red pepper and diced avocado. Sprinkle liberally with sea salt or spicy sea salt. Serve.

Category: Quick and Easy Recipes, Recipes, rice

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Joanne says:

    There are definitely some situations that call for heavy seasoning but this is clearly not one of them. I love the simplicity of it and the fact that all the natural veg flavors really shine through!

  2. FireMom says:

    I’m careful with my seasonings, more specifically with salt, due to my kidney disorder. So, no, things don’t need lots of seasoning to be good.

    THAT looks DELICIOUS and I might try making the single serving version of it for myself for lunch!

  3. Kate says:

    I always admire women who cook for a family with different likes and dislikes. I have it easy with a husband who eats whatever’s in front of him.

  4. Simplicity at its best! I love all of these ingredients together. YUM.

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