You know those fancy little lettuce cups you get as h’ordeuvres in chic restaurants? They’re basically just leaves of romaine lettuce, skirting a saucer with some kind of stir fry or meat dish. The idea is that you use these leaves as cups, scooping up whatever filling is offered, and voila! It’s so simple, but at the same time, so elegant. We decided we had to try to make these on our own. We bring you Fiesta Cups!
For This Dish You Will Need:
- Two chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp of canola oil
- Two cups Spanish rice
- 14 ounces of salsa
- 7 ounces of diced green chile
- one 15oz can of pinto beans with chile sauce
- 3-4 cut romaine leaves
- 8 ounces frozen corn
- 1 avocado sliced
- 2 roma tomatoes sliced
- garnish with shredded cheese, black olives, sour cream,lime wedges, salt and pepper to taste
Cut the chicken breast into bite sized chunks.
Sauté in three table spoons of canola oil with salt and pepper to taste until meat is no longer pink.
Add salsa, green chile, pinto beans, and frozen corn.
Simmer for 15 minutes, until beans and corn are warm and tender.
Place a romaine leaf on serving plate. Scoop Spanish rice into the center of the leaf, then dress the plate with tomato, avocado slices and lime wedges.
Ladle the chicken mélange over the rice and garnish with shredded cheese, olives, and sour cream.
…and there you have it. A quick and easy meal that’s every bit as elegant as the plates you’ve ordered in your favorite restaurant.