This is one of my favorite vegan dishes, and is a staple meal in my diet. It is simple, delicious, filling and a great source of fuel when I’m training.
- 1 Cup of Dry Brown Rice
- 2 Limes
- 2 table spoons of Cilantro (minced)
- Black Beans (dried)
- Green Onions (chopped fine)
- 4 cups of Spinach
- 2 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
- Avocado (halved and sliced)
Rice – The rice is my version of Chipotle’s rice. I cook it in a rice cooker. Just add the rice, water, lime juice from one lime, and cilantro to the cooker and follow directions for brown rice.
Beans – I cook my black beans in a crock pot. Soak them overnight, then cook for 10-12 hours with salt, pepper, paprika and green onions. I never measure my seasonings, just season to your own taste. You can use canned beans to save time, but you loose a little on the flavor.
Greens – For the greens, I prefer spinach, but you can use any that you like. I start by sauteing the garlic in a little olive oil until they are slightly brown, then add the spinach and a few tablespoons of water, stir and cover for 3 minutes.
Now it’s time to serve it up:
Rice, then beans, then greens, then the avocado slices. Garnish with a little lime juice and cilantro. Enjoy!!!!