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Tasty Bean & Rice Dish

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This is one of my favorites not just because of the taste but because of the diversity.
It works for meat lovers, vegetarians, and the finicky eater.

Tasty Bean & Rice Dish (It’s not original, just modified)

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:
2oz avocado, chopped (source of good fat)
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. virgin olive oil
1 tsp. fresh ground cumin*
¼ tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. fresh black pepper
1-1.5 cups whole grain brown rice, cooked
2 cups plum tomatoes, chopped (approx. 6 tomatoes)
1/8 cup minced fresh parsley*

1 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro*
Black beans (not canned is best)

  • 1 cup per serving for strictly vegetarian
  • ½ cup per serving if adding buffalo (this adds to the protein grams in the meat)

Ground buffalo, cooked (organic is best; leaner than beef)

  • 3-4 ounces per serving (approx. 18-24 g. of protein***)
  • Add into mixture after separating appropriate amount for vegetarians

(For the finicky, non-spice eater: set aside individual portions of rice, meat/beans, and vegetables as you prepare them. Cover until serving time)

 

Preparation:
1) Cook meat and beans. Mix avocado, oil & vinegar, and spices.
2) Stir in tomatoes and let rest.
3) Once meat and rice are cooked, mix with other ingredients according to eating style.
4) Tastes best warm and fresh!

 

***Our bodies are only able to metabolize approx. 24 grams of protein in one sitting, any surplus gets stored as fat 🙁
Generally, 4oz of meat has 24 grams of protein; 4 egg whites = 24 grams protein.

FYI:
Cilantro – Used to regulate digestion and remedy bladder problems; antibacterial that may be an effective natural means of combating salmonella. More
Cumin – Antiviral; anti-inflammatory; memory enhancer. More
Parsley – Antioxidant; helps neutralize certain carcinogens; improves eyesight; promotes kidney and liver health; prevents buildup in arteries.

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