Recipe – Mexican Mixed Rice Bowl / Rice with Black Beans / Chipotle Vegetarian Bowl

Aviary Photo_131473889011955114Prep time: 5 hours

Cook time: 30 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients

For the rice:

  • Rice: 1 1/2 Cup
  • Water: as required

For the Beans:

  • Black beans: 1 cup
  • Oil: 1 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves: 4-5
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
  • Water: 3 Cups

For the Tomato salsa:

  • Onion: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 2 small, finely chopped
  • Green Chili: 1 finely chopped
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

For the Avocado Paste:

  • Avocado: 1, peeled and de-seeded
  • Milk: 2 Tablespoon (optional)
  • Lemon Juice: 1 Tablespoon
  • Garlic: 2-3 cloves
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chili: 1

For the dressing:

  • Fresh Coriander: 1 Tablespoon
  • Lettuce or Purple cabbage: 3-4 leaves (Optional)
  • Sweet Corn kernels: 2 Tablespoon
  • Grated cheddar cheese: 1/4 cup
  • Any Crunchy snacks (like tortilla chips): 1/4 Tablespoon

Method

  • For the rice: Boil rice in water until cooked, drain and keep aside.
  • For the Beans: Soak 1 cup of black beans for minimum 4-5 hours. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pressure cooker or pan. Add cumin seeds and when it changes color, add chopped garlic. Saute for 1 minutes. Add soaked and drained black beans, salt and water. Cook until 3 whistles or till beans are done. Keep aside.
  • For the Avocado Paste: Take out the avocado pulp using a spoon. Add milk, lemon juice, green chili, salt and garlic. Blend or grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • For the Tomato salsa: Finely chop onion, tomato and green chili. Add salt and mix well.

Assembling:

  • In a bowl, keep 1 lettuce and 1 purple cabbage leaf layer.
  • Add some rice on top of the leaf.
  • Add some black beans in one side.
  • Add some of the avocado paste next to beans.
  • Add tomato salsa next to the avocado paste.
  • Add some of sweet corn kernels next to the avocado paste
  • Add some of grated cheddar cheese next to the corn.
  • Add any crunchy snacks to complete the side circle.
  • Sprinkle some coriander leaves, salt and black pepper powder on the mixed bowl.
  • Serve the Mexican Mixed Rice Bowl.

Cook’s Note:

  • You fry fry the rice. Heat 2 teaspoon oil, add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, after 30 seconds add rice and little salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

 

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