To serve, arrange salad ingredients on the kitchen counter or sideboard in the order listed. Have each person spoon rice on a plate first to anchor the stack up and prevent sliding. Add items your family likes such as corn, chopped bell pepper, and sliced fresh jalapeño peppers.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
1 (3.5-ounce) package boil-in-bag rice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1 (15-ounce) bag corn chips
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded, or 1 (10-ounce) package shredded iceberg lettuce
1 (8-ounce) package shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced ripe black olives, drained (optional)
1 (12-ounce) jar pickled jalapeño peppers (optional)
Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in cilantro, if desired.
Layer rice mixture, chips, chili, next 5 ingredients, and if desired, black olives and jalapeño peppers in individual serving bowls.