Loaded with Mahatma® Brown Rice, creamy cheddar, and flavorful proteins, these satisfying muffin-like Chicken and Rice Lunchbox Cups are on-the-go treats that are delicious any time of the day.
Prepare rice according to package instructions.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 12-cup muffin pan.
In large bowl, combine rice, 3/4 cup cheese, chicken, bacon, eggs, green onions, salt and pepper. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until firm to the touch and tops are beginning to brown.
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in toaster oven or microwave if desired.
One way to get kids excited about their midday meal is by getting them involved in making it! Get the whole family involved in meal preparation by using these Fun Tips for Cooking with Kids. Little ones will love selecting what gets tossed into their lunch box. Go the extra mile by packing shapes using vegetable shape cutters. It isn’t as time-consuming as you may think, especially as your child will be begging to help! Lunchboxes in hand, your children will skip off to school, beaming with pride, knowing that they helped. Moreover, you can rest easy knowing that they are more likely to finish those filling lunches!
Make it Filling: Reduce the risk of kids snacking by including whole grains into their lunches. Mahatma® Rice — particularly Brown Rice — will keep them fuller, longer. Want something with a bit more natural flavor? Try our perfect Jasmine Rice for the job!
Add Those Veggies: This particular recipe discretely slips some green onion into their lunch. For a more vegetable-forward meal, pack up a festive Rice & Chickpea Salad. It’s crunchy, chewy, and juicy but above all else, it’s fun and colorful! If it’s seafood you’re after, then check out the Best Paella Recipe this side of the Atlantic.
Splash in Some Color: Incorporate color to make lunchtime more exciting! Whether you toss in these tasty Delicious Fruit and Rice Recipes or these vibrant Rice Salads to Eat the Rainbow, your kids will be excited to lay out their multicolored meals!
Mix Things Up: Something as simple as cutting veggies differently can turn a mundane meal into something to look forward to! Use a potato peeler to get ribbons, a julienne cutter to get matchsticks, or a spiralizer to get thin, spaghetti-like cuts. Don’t forget to add in those fun shapes! Try adding finely chopped cauliflower in Mexican Rice for a fun addition.
Create Balance: There’s nothing wrong with desserts in moderation, so don’t forget to add a sweet treat. Our rich Puffed Rice Chocolate Bars contain protein-packed peanut butter, so get satisfaction in knowing that even the dessert will give your kids the energy they need. Of course, there’s no shortage of Rice Desserts; you can even get your kids involved by having them choose and help make their favorites!