Protein Pack 2: Mexican Style Rice Bowl

What do we want? More protein! When do we want it? Right now, Please. We’re getting hungry!

I love avocado and try to use it as often as possible. The high fat and cholesterol content reminds me I can’t have it for every meal (and the world wept) though. This bowl is so simple to make. It becomes even easier when you make the brown rice ahead of time. Throw this together for a quick lunch or dinner. Add your favorite salsa. You really can’t go wrong!

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Fresh Salsa on the Mexican Style Rice Bowl

Mexican Style Rice Bowl

  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 avocodo, sliced
  1. Cover the rice with 1 1/2 cups of water in a saucepan or rice cooker. Cover and cook for 25-30 minutes, until the water has evaporated and the rice is tender.
  2. In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a small skillet. Add the black beans and cumin and saute for 3 minutes, until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Mix together your salsa ingredients (recipes here)
  4. Top the brown rice with the black beans, sliced avocado and salsa. Enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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