Mexican-Inspired Black Bean & Avocado Brown Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 219.8
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 618.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

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A delicious and easy side dish to spice up a weekday meal! A delicious and easy side dish to spice up a weekday meal!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 Tbsp Canola Oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
    1 cup Brown rice, short or medium grain is best
    1 tbsp cumin seeds, ground
    2 cups vegetable broth or water
    1/2 cup black beans, cooked or canned
    1/2 cup salsa
    1 avocado, chopped
    2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


Heat the canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened (a couple minutes). Add the jalapeño and rice, cook a couple more minutes, until the rice is fragrant. Add the cumin, cook 1 minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and cook 20-30 minutes or until rice is cooked. (Stir occasionally and add more water if needed.)

Uncover; add beans and salsa. Stir until heated through. Stir in avocado, garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

Makes approximately 4 3/4 cup servings.

*for added spice, use 1 chile chipotle instead of the jalapeño
*nutritional info is with vegetable stock, although water can be used instead if sodium is an issue for you
*tip - don't chop the avocado until you're about to add it or it will turn brown and unsightly

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOSERSHAVEN.

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    This was really great. I actually just threw everything in the rice cooker and let it go. DH said to print this recipe out because we will be having it again! - 4/25/08