This dinner bowl recipe comes together in mere minutes and appeals to vegans and omnivores alike. To bring this meal together even faster, make the avocado-cilantro sauce earlier in the day. We like to keep the corn raw for extra crunch and a fresh flavor, but feel free to use cooked, frozen and thawed, or canned corn kernels, if that's what you prefer.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
5 mins
25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt butter in skillet; add rice and beans, stirring frequently. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add water, as needed, to get rice to desired texture. Remove from heat; set aside.

  • In a blender or mini food processor, combine 1/2 of an avocado, 2 tablespoons cilantro, and lime juice. Blend until sauce is thin. Add water if needed.

  • In 4 separate bowls, evenly divide rice and bean mixture, tomatoes, and corn. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with about 2 tablespoons of avocado-cilantro sauce. Top evenly with remaining avocado and cilantro. Add 1 tablespoon crushed tortilla chips to each bowl.

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories 472; Fat 19g (28%); sat 4g (18%); Protein 14g; Carb 70g (23%); Fiber 15g (54%); Sugars 6g (added sugars 0g); Sodium 539mg (27%)


Reviews (5)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Loved it! I used cauliflower rice as a substitute for the regular brown rice. I also used 4 drops of cilantro and lime essential oils instead of the cilantro and lime and a whole avocado instead of just the half. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Uncle Ben's Ready Rice comes with a Beans and Rice style. This is very good but lime juice and the other ingredients here really dress up the dish and make it a delicious main meal alternative. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I did not use the avocado cilantro or lime juice. However I did use 3 Tbsp of butter to cook a bunch of fresh green onions chopped first then added the rice and beans. I used a can of mexicorn and served with Salsa and Shredded Cheddar cheese on the side. Since I have a vegetarian in the family and my husband likes meat in his meal I cooked ground beef separate. My family loved it this way! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Used brown rice!! Loved it!! Read More