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rice w/ veggies in cheesy tortilla shell

Recipe by
Joanne Hendriksen

This is one of my favorite low-fat lunch recipes that has carried me throughout many days. Is Healthy, Quik & Easy to prepare. Satisfying & crispy delicious.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For rice w/ veggies in cheesy tortilla shell

  • 1/2 c
    yellow onions, chopped
  • 1/2
    carrot, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp
    kraft honey barbeque sauce
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 slice
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1
    mi-familia tortilla
  • 1 c
    cooked rice

How To Make rice w/ veggies in cheesy tortilla shell

  • 1
    Heat oven 450 F. Press tortilla in dry small cast iron skillet and bake for 7-10 min. Remove and plate placing shredded cheese in bottom. (This prevents shell from becoming soggy). chop onion, cut broccoli crowns small, slice & shred just a little cheese, (otherwise the rice will be too sticky), and shred carrot. For saute.
  • 2
    Remove tortilla shell to plate to cool. And shred small amt. of cheese into it. Pour olive oil in skillet and saute onions, for approx. 5 min. then add carrot then saute for additional 3 min. then top with small broccoli flourets and place cheese to surround and turn heat off. Don't stir rice yet! Cover with lid for 3 min.
  • 3
    Now Stir rice medley and place in Tortilla Crisp placing dollip of Barbeque Sauce in the center. This method best for dipping raw Broccoli crowns for extra tastiness. Place a few Lettuce leaves around side of plate for presentation and Serve Up for a delicious & filling lunch. Is also great as a side for meat or fish.