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.

4 comments:

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

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

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

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

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