Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Blogger Sarah W. Caron from Sarah's Cucina Bella shares a favorite recipe for Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. These easy to make rice bowls are a party of flavors and textures – tangy, sweet, crisp, creamy, cool and warm.
  • 15 Minutes Total Time
  • 10 Minutes Prep Time
  • 4 Servings
  • 9 Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup medium-grain rice, prepared
  • 1 can Old El Paso™ refried beans, heated up
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup torn lettuce

Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, plus the zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Step 1 Divide the rice evenly among four bowls. Add 1/4 of the refried beans, red peppers, avocado and lettuce to each.

Step 2 Whisk together the lime juice, lime zest, cilantro and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3 Spoon the vinaigrette over each rice bowl.


Step 4 Enjoy!

Expert Tips

No time to make rice? Pick up some frozen rice and it will be ready to use in minutes – I love the medium grain rice for this, but any rice (brown or white) will do.
For a less tangy vinaigrette, add 1 teaspoon honey before whisking together.