Monday, April 2, 2012

bowled over

The last two times my carnivore and I have cooked for dinner guests, we have gotten rave reviews about our brown rice. Really, brown rice. I know to many people there is nothing more bland or unexciting out there, but we have lucked onto a good brand that we buy in bulk. We also have invested in a good rice cooker. One that has its own brown rice setting. It makes the fluffiest rice and you can set a timer. Win, win. But even if buttered brown rice as side isn't your thing, I have a main dish idea that will bowl you over.

Start with brown rice. Once cooked, toss it with salt and freshly chopped cilantro. Then pile this mixture into two bowls. Top each with shredded cheddar and corn. On the carnivore's bowl add in grilled and shredded chicken that has been seasoned with lime juice and cayenne pepper. In the vegetarian bowl add in seasoned black beans, diced green bell pepper, and creamy avocado. I also like to top mine with a dollop of sour cream. Finally, squeeze a fresh lime slice over the bowl and add in any more salt and pepper to taste.

Filling and flavorful, this isn't you basic brown rice in a bowl.


  1. So simple and delicious-looking, perfect for a quick lunch!! Must make.

  2. This makes a great lunch. We all had left overs the next day, in fact.

  3. What kind of brown rice do you use? please share the brand..

  4. It's rice selects texamati organic brown rice from Costco. Also, we use a zojirushi rice maker.

    1. Love, love Texmati Organic Brown Rice!!!! We get it in bulk from Costco too! :o) And you're right...everyone raves about it! I've converted many friends to brown rice by serving this! Love it!


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