For a satisfying snack, these cheesy Chicken and Brown Rice Lunchbox Cups, chock full of protein — eggs, bacon, and egg — along with wholesome Carolina® Whole Grain Brown Rice, will surely hit the spot.
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.
There are plenty of ways to get younger family members involved in the kitchen. Let your little chef grease the muffin trays, stir the ingredients together, or sprinkle on the final touches of cheese before baking. Your tasty bites will be ready in no time but you’ll have memories for a lifetime. With these 5 Fun Tips and Recipes for Cooking with Kids, you can learn fun yet safe ways for the whole family to pitch in.
Why stop there? There is no shortage of simple, back-to-school lunches that you and your kids can make together. They will love choosing the ingredients and favorite Carolina® Rice Grain for their Back-to-School Bento Box and you will love that they are eating right! From these rich peanut butter-packed Puffed Rice Chocolate Bars to these sweet and flaky Sweet Rice and Raisin Mini Pies, your children will love preparing, packing, and — most of all — devouring these lunchbox-friendly sweet treats.
These lunchbox cups are not only the perfect addition to a packed lunch, but they are also a satisfying on-the-go breakfast. Sneak some extra veggies into your family’s diet with these cheesy Vegetarian Quinoa Cakes, but maybe hold off on jalapeños or swap in mild green bell peppers if you have younger children. In fact, don’t be afraid to get creative and toss other vegetables into the mix — this is a Delicious Way to Eat More Veggie-Packed Meals. While you’re at it, when muffins are fresh out of the oven, sprinkle on some nuts, Popped Rice, or fried onions for that extra crunch! For a lighter breakfast, our nutty Savory Rice Muffins make tasty on-the-go treats as well — add a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon for an extra boost of flavor!
Did we mention that these lunchbox cups, like any of egg bites, are ideal for Meal Prep Options? Make a double batch and store extra muffins in the freezer; pop however many you need in the fridge the night before and — voila — wake up to a delicious homemade breakfast as well as a convenient midday snack. Start your day off right with warm egg and rice cups by simply microwaving them for 20-30 seconds.