rice and bean bowl

Rice and Bean Bowl


  • Bowls are super easy to assemble. 
  • Bowls are a great way to get a variety of nutrients, textures, and colors in one meal. 
  • Beans are a great source of protein and fiber. 
  • Beans are an excellent source of prebiotics. 
  • This whole dish tastes delicious. 


  • Honestly, we can't think of any. Enjoy! 


  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 3 cups whole grain brown rice, cooked
  • 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 medium avocados, divided
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tortilla chips


  1. Heat your oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add rice and beans, stirring frequently. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add in your cooked rice and remove from heat, set aside. 
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine 1/2 of an avocado, 2 tablespoons of cilantro, and lime juice. Blend until sauce is thin, add water if needed. 
  3. In 4 separate bowls, evenly divide rice and bean mixture, tomatoes, and corn. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of your sauce. Top evenly with remaining avocado and cilantro. Add 1 tablespoon of crushed tortilla chips to each bowl for crunch. 

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Updated September 24, 2021

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