Mexican Rice Bowls
My family would gladly eat this every week and though it’s a lot of ingredients, it takes very little time to prepare.
Plus, it’s a fantastic way to get a variety of produce in. It’s also a great option for entertaining other families as everyone can make their own and you can add protein (mince, fish) and make a big assemble-your-own bowl bar. Bonus idea: Make rice bowls for the kid’s lunch box.
Assemble a rice bowl with whatever you like—here are some of the things we feature in ours:
Rice, prepared according to packet (I recommend brown for extra nutrition)
Can of black beans, warmed in a bowl for 30 seconds in the microwave
Corn (canned if it’s not in season)
Spring onions or sautéed brown onions
Greek yogurt (subbed for sour cream—you’ll hardly notice a difference!)
Lettuce, kale or spinach, chopped
Squeeze of lime
Store-bought chipotle sauce or salsa (or homemade)
If we include a protein, I like chicken mince or white fish, cooked up with a bit of onion, garlic and a seasoning mix of 1 tsp each salt, oregano, coriander, 1/4 tsp each turmeric, cinnamon
Other option: Stuff it all into a tortilla for burrito night