These dishes provide variety, value, and family-pleasing flavor.

Save time by opening a can of fiber-rich black beans and stir them straight into this quick and easy rice bake. The recipe combines beans with convenience yellow rice mix, cooked chicken, canned tomatoes, canned chiles (to add a kick), and shredded cheese


Rice is always welcome on my table, especially when it's paired with chicken. These ingredients are such perfect partners that nearly every family has a favorite recipe for this down-home dish. Its plain, sturdy comfort makes it appealing to children, especially basic versions, such as Simple Chicken and Rice. Adults may prefer the Tex-Mex flair of Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole or Baked Chicken and Rice With Black Beans. All are mildly seasoned, so if you like a little more spice, stir in some chopped pickled jalapeños or serve with hot sauce on the side. With or without the heat, these are great choices to warm up a winter night.

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