Brown Rice Bowl – Fresh, Fast and Healthy!

Brown Rice Bowl with Pico, Avocado, Fresh Corn & Black Beans

Is there anything better than a meal that is quick to pull together, has a variety of veggies, good fiber, and so much tastiness that you cannot wait to eat it? This is a meal that you probably have ingredients on hand for and that you can alter to fit what you love.

I’ve posted a version of this recipe (minus the corn, cilantro and pico) – we used to buy guacamole and salsa from Whole Foods which makes this dish come together #reallyfast – especially when using a pack of Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice (freezer section) – microwave 3 minutes and it is utter perfection! I’m finding I like our homemade pico better, and it’s so easy!

To whip this together I make the pico, the guac, drain and rinse a can of black beans and put in a microwave safe dish. Cover with wax paper and microwave until warm. Then set aside. Cook the rice (3 minutes for Trader Joe’s frozen). Grate a little pepper jack if you like, it adds nice spiciness to this dish. I had two ears of fresh corn that I cut off the cob and added, it was such a delight!

You can either mix everything in a bowl and top with pico, guac and pepper jack or you can spoon brown rice into your dish, then top with everything (how we usually do it) – serve with blue chips and lime wedges.

PICO: Dice 2 plum tomatoes, chop some cilantro, add 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice, and some chopped green onions – use however much is tasty to YOU!

GUAC: you can either just mash up an avocado with a fork, or you can add some lime and cilantro to the mix.

We have this meal often (minus the chicken) – black beans are filling and more than enough!

✍️Until next time…


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