Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mr and Meatless' Mexican Rice Bowl

After spending the weekend eating a pretty steady diet of carbs and sugar, I decided it was time to get back on our normal track for dinner last night! I wanted something simple, something healthy, maybe something with a little spice, so I came up with this delicious little concoction.

Mr. and Meatless' Mexican Rice Bowl

1 cup vegetable broth

1 cup water

1 cup brown rice

1 can black beans, rinsed

1 cup frozen corn

1 tomato, chopped (or a handful of cherry tomatoes)

1 avocado, chopped

1 handful of cilantro, chopped

sour cream (or greek yogurt) and salsa and shredded cheese to taste (optional)


Combine water and broth in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add rice. Simmer covered until liquid is almost absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Add black beans and corn and continue to simmer covered for another 5 minutes or until beans and corn are warm.

Divide rice mixture between 4 bowls (or two bowls and two containers for lunch the next day, like we did). Top with avocado, tomato, cilantro, sour cream and salsa. Mix and enjoy!


Like I said, totally simple, but really delicious and satisfying and perfect for a weeknight when all you want to do is order Mexican takeout.


  1. Mmmm, it looks so colourful! Chances are if avocado is involved I'll love it. Looking forward to dishing some up

  2. Very simple but delicious..one of my fav foods!! we call this the 'chipotle' bowl..

  3. Yea, avocado makes its way into a lot of dishes in our house. :)

  4. Yes. Very similar to Chipotle. Also similar to one from Dos Coyotes near our house. Except, you know, already in our fridge!