I’ve long considered doing a daily review of Pinterest recipes. I’m not going to, but I’ve thought about it. However, I recently made the homemade burrito bowls and I figured, “Why not? I’ll review this recipe.”
I wasn’t impressed. Neither was Rock Star. Picasso said he liked it but we’ll see if he touches any of the leftover.
It wasn’t terrible. It was just very bland. Now, I will be the first to admit that maybe I didn’t use enough salt or other seasoning, or maybe I used too much chicken stock. The recipe called for one cup and said to make sure the chicken breasts were covered. I ended up using closer to 3 cups to ensure the breasts were covered. I don’t know if that made a difference or not.
I also cooked the rice separately and used white rice instead of the suggested brown rice. I don’t like brown rice. She did say that you could cook the rice separately if you wouldn’t be home to put the rice in halfway so I’m not sure how much cooking the rice separately caused a difference.
That was another problem I had with this recipe. When I want to cook something in the crockpot I want to fix and forget it. While she did give directions for cooking it all together the original recipe is done in two different parts, with the chicken, tomatoes, and spices cooking together for the first 4 hours and then the rice, black beans and corn added and cooking for the next 4.
I do have a lot of leftovers so maybe I’ll try to spice it up a bit. It truly is a very bland dish and I’m not one who loves spicy and/or hot. For now, though, this is not a recipe I would recommend. Make the shrimp and mushroom fettucine instead!
Update: Picasso never touched the leftovers.