You will need:
- 150g basmati rice
- a can of black beans
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green paprika pepper (if you can’t find one, just get another bell pepper)
- 1 onion
- 2-6 garlic cloves (depends on how much you love garlic)
- 2 big tomatoes
- about 1/3 of a cucumber
- 1 avocado
- any other veggies you like and feel like would fit, kale and chard can work really well for example!
- cumin or tortilla spice blend, salt (or even better, a salt and herb mix) and pepper to season
- a splash of olive oil
- optional: coriander leaves to serve
- Cook the rice as stated on the pack instructions. After draining it, put it back into pot to season with cumin or a tortilla spice blend and salt and pepper and keep it warm. (I also added a pineapple curry spread I still had in the fridge to the rice, so if you have something similar, do put it in!)
- Cut the garlic into tiny pieces or use a garlic crusher to press it and fry it in a frying pan with olive oil for about 2min. Meanwhile, chop the onion and add it to the pan. Chop your peppers and add them and the beans to the mix as well. Season with cumin, the tortilla spice blend and salt and pepper. ( A bit of paprika gives it a nice kick as well if you happen to have that.)
- Leave your beans and pepper mix to warm for a bit while slicing the avocado tomatoes and cucumbers and assembling them on your plates and seasoning them with salt and pepper.
- Remove the rice and the beans and pepper mix from the heat and add them to your plates – time to eat!
You can also make some guacamole to go with this dish or to serve as a starter or snack with some plain tortilla chips. It’s very quick to make and super delicious!
You will need:
- 3 avocados (or 2 big ones)
- 1 red onion
- 2 tomatoes
- juice of one lemon or lime
- 5 garlic cloves (or maybe less if you have to go out later and don’t want people to run away)
- optional: coriander leaves, peppers, chilis, cucumber
- salt and pepper
Put on the Guacamole song for more fun, then start by cutting the avocados in half and removing the seed. Now you can simply take a spoon to scoop out the flesh and put it into a bowl. Chop your veggies and add them as well, then drizzle over the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Finally, mash everything together with a spoon until there are no big avocado chunks are left.