Everyone seems to think that vegans only eat raw veggies, fruit, rice and beans. While all those things are very important to a balanced diet, they certainly aren’t the only things we eat! However, sometimes you just want to go back to the basics. (And save a little money, too!) I was perusing Pinterest the other day when I came across a great recipe that I couldn’t wait to try. Mostly because I knew that Nick would love it. And any excuse to make guacamole is a winner for me! This is a quick, satisfying meal that will leave you feeling warm and contented. The flavors are subtle and delicious. Perfect for a cozy night at home.
Red Beans and Rice with Guacamole
recipe adapted from Eat Live Run
3 cups cooked brown rice
8 ounces tomato sauce (can use more if you like it “saucy”!)
1 – 14.5 ounce can red beans
1 – 4 ounce can diced green chilies
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 ripe avocados, pitted, and diced
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
pinch of kosher salt
juice of 2 limes
Combine avocado, chopped jalapeno, salt and lime juice in a bowl. Mash coarsely with a fork and set aside.