Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mexican Stacki Upi Bowls

I realize, for most, picnic season is over...but the fun can be enjoyed ALL YEAR LONG!

Picnics are also dinners to-go when you are taking people meals! Did you know that? I am just kidding...but since I LOVE LOVE LOVE picnics...I like to think of it that way. Doesn't that sound like a fun thing to get to do???

We grew up on Javanese Stacki Upi's {frequently requested}...but this is the Mexican version:

Steamed Jasmine rice...white or brown

Yumm sauce {from YUMM Cafe} I am working on figuring this sauce out. This is optional...we just started using the sauce.

Warmed black beans

Grilled Chicken breast or rotisserie chicken from Costco {also optional}

Sliced olives

Cilantro, soaked, washed and patted dry, then chopped

Shredded Tillamook Cheese

Avocado, diced

Sour cream and Salsa

Jalapeno rounds...yummy!

That is it!

For a Picnic:

Just layer ingredients into to-go containers...send extra sour cream and salsa in portion cups.

For children: Layer rice, olives, cheese and chicken

***I have also sent all the toppings in individual chinese to-go boxes {Cash and Carry} and boxed up the rice in a large BIO BOX {Cash and Carry} Whatever floats your boat or what will work best for whom you will be taking a picnic to. :}

PLEASE don't forget the lemonade! REALLY, you neeeed this.

Sugar cookie sandwiches with lemon buttercream frosting for the filling

Don't forget to include fun napkins {inexpensive at IKEA} and plastic ware so there is no clean up or dishes to return.

For at home: Simply set out a large bowl of rice and all of the individual toppings on a kitchen island or dining room table and serve it buffet style.

For my birthday dinner, I wanted the table set nice, so I set the table with cloth napkins, silverware, champagne flutes and straws, PINK LEMONADE {A MUST WITH THIS MEAL!} ice water, candles and a birthday banner {more on this next week!!!!} and the dinner was set on the island along with the plates.

I served corn on the side along with spinach...chips and salsa. Easy peasy!!! You can make it as simple or as fancy schmancy as you like...but as you can see you will not be slaving over this very fun and healthy dinner. Best of all, if someone doesn't like something, they don't have to pick it out! YAY!

***Skewered grilled shrimp can dress this easy dinner up if you like***

Happy Saturday!!!

Shared with: Pink Saturday


  1. That looks so good like all the recipes you post. I might have to give this one a try. Take care. Hope you have a great birthday.

  2. Great recipe...and EASY and fast clean-up. Glad you had your table set nicely for your birthday though...and then clean up was a snap afterwards, I'll bet. I'm leaving off the cilantro though for our family...but will copy the rest of it! xo Diana

  3. That recipe sounds so good...looks delicious too. I bet the table looked beautiful for your birthday...hope it was a good one!
    I can't wait to get inside an Ikea store, I have never been and I see so many wonderful things I love from there. We are taking a trip to San Diego next month, and I am planning to spend a lot of time at Ikea ;-)

  4. I love all of this!! Easy, healthy and pretty.


  5. I love the ease of Stack Ups. We fix them a lot out here in Texas...different from yours. I will give yours a try....sounds great.

  6. this is what we call HAYSTACKS!!!! very good and filling meal