Mexican Rice Quesadillas

Quesadillas have become a new family favorite for us, and now that I have established a basic recipe for them, we have decided to branch out to new flavors and combinations. So here’s the skinny: We had leftover One-Pot Chili (posted a while ago, eaten frequently), we had cheese, we had tortillas. So, we made quesadillas. Queenbee came up with the idea to mix rice with the chili, and it was delicious! Let’s just say you were lucky to get to see a picture of these at all. I love that quesadillas can really be made with any substance, rice is really good, veggies are healthy and awesome, cheese is a must, chicken is a good idea that I need to try….. See how these things happen? While writing about food I get new ideas about food because I’m thinking about other food things while I’m typing these blog posts. This Episode of Delicious Food 101 features Friar Tyst and La Critico.

The Chef: “Friar Tyst, do you like quesadillas?” Friar Tyst: “Oh yeah, did you taste this rice mixture, it’s real good.” The Chef: “No, (tastes it) 

The Ingredients: 8 whole wheat tortillas, 1 1/4 cups of cooked brown rice, 1 cup of Sargento Mexican Blend shredded cheese, 1 to 2 cups of leftover One-Pot Chili (or you could mix together a small version of the chili base and use it: 3/4 to 1 cup of tomato sauce, 1 small can diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup black beans, 1/2 cup red beans, 1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup cooked ground turkey, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, and 1/2 tsp. cumin) , 3 to 4 tbsp. butter.

Mix together the leftover chili or the chili base and the cooked rice. Spread two generous tablespoons of the mixture evenly across half of the tortilla, top with one to two tablespoons of cheese. Fold over. Repeat as needed. Place two of the prepared tortillas in a large buttered skillet, cook for two minutes on each side. Repeat until you have used all of the ingredients. Half the finished tortillas before serving. If you finish them before dinnertime, put them in the oven over low heat until you are ready to serve them.:)

And here they are! In all their half-eaten glory! Those are parsley flakes, not mold.;)

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