Ever notice that if you mouth the words “olive juice” to someone, they will also read “I love you” on your lips? Its a pretty common thing among family members and little kids. Well, today I decided to make my own design with the phrase. I was hoping you could read “olive juice” and get what I was saying right away. Besides, olives make everything better…mmm. (Black olives, more specifically, are my favorite; as a kid I would put them on all 10 fingers and pop them into my mouth one by one. To this day I still do that and even my father in law, when he makes the salad and adds olives, always leaves a few in the can and slides it over to me real covert like.) Green olives are ok too, especially in Spanish rice! Here’s a little recipe I like to make for a quick weeknight meal…
1 bag Vigo family size yellow rice
2 chicken breasts
1 can diced tomatoes with green peppers
1 jar sliced green olives
Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile cut chicken into small chunks and season with S&P (sometimes I add a little adobo too) and sauté. When chicken is almost fully cooked, add can if tomatoes (I drain it a little first) and olives and cook through a little more, allowing mixture to thicken. Set aside until rice is finished, add chicken mixture to the rice and serve with a nice side salad. Doesn’t get much simpler than that!