In bowl, toss together chicken, 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp pepper and half of green onions.
Heat oil in large saucepan set over medium heat; cook chicken for 10 to 15 minutes or until starting to brown. Transfer to bowl using slotted spoon.
Add tomatoes, diced onion, garlic, turmeric, cumin and remaining green onions, reserving 1 tablespoon for garnish to saucepan; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened.
Add water, rice, bouillon cube, lemon juice, and remaining salt and pepper to saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in reserved chicken, beans, spinach and 1 tbsp cilantro; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
Remove from heat. Garnish with remaining cilantro and green onions. Serve with lemon wedges.
Substitute thinly sliced kale for spinach if desired.
Add frozen peas in the last 5 minutes of cooking time for rice if desired.
If you’re not a fan of cilantro, that’s no reason not to make this dish – there are alternatives! For sweeter notes, throw in basil leaves. Or, enhance the citrus notes by subbing in parsley; in fact, cilantro is sometimes known as Mexican or Chinese parsley. Just remember that as parsley is a subtle herb, you may want to add a few more drops of lemon juice to get the flavorful dish you’re looking for!
As it’s one of the spices in sazon seasoning, cumin is prevalent in Latin American, particularly Caribbean cuisine. However, they don’t have dibs on this flavorful seed; this spice is used to flavor plates around the world. Taste for yourself as your tastebuds travel around the globe by trying these international-inspired dishes with cummin:
– Moroccan Blend: This seasoning consists of a mixture of cumin, paprika, coriander, turmeric, allspice, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon – you won’t regret sprinkling it on for a quick seasoning or using it as a rub! It´s even sprinkled on salads: this hearty Moroccan Salad with Wild Rice boasts earthy flavors thanks in part to the cumin. In case you don’t want to make the concoction for yourself, there is a Moroccan seasoning, most likely labeled ras el hanout, that is available in most spice aisles.
– Indian: Many curries use this spice as cumin is often found in garam masala – in addition to spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, mace, and nutmeg. This tasty Chicken Tikka Masala is simply satisfying!
– Mediterranean: Another dish packed with jasmine rice and cumin, this savory Spanish Rice serves as either a flavorful side or a filling meal.