I have been trying to eat at home on a much more regular basis since moving into the tin can. Doing so should be lighter on my budget and hopefully a little healthier for me. The funny thing is that I like living in the tin can so much that most of the time I want to eat at home simply so that I can spend more time here. Go figure. I certainly didn’t expect the move to have this effect, but I like it.
That being said, I do not always want to cook or have the time for an elaborate meal. I usually prefer something simple anyway. One of my usual dishes has always been rice with black beans, cheese and salsa. However, the other day I was at the store looking for something quick to fix while craving an avocado. Thus, a new twist on my usual dish emerged. Forget the black beans! This combination is my new fave. Hello avocado!
Start by preparing the rice according to your usual method. You can use any variety of rice, but I prefer to use Lundberg Short Grain Brown Rice cooked in my steamer. This rice has a rich, nutty flavor and texture and always turns out great.
When the rice is close to finished, peel and slice the avocado into bite sized pieces. Once the rice is done place some in a bowl. Add the avocado, salt & pepper to taste, and cheese. Place the bowl combination in the microwave for around 30 seconds. Leave it just long enough for the avocado to get warm and the cheese to slightly melt.
Top with a green salsa of your choice. The one shown here is a mild Fire-Roasted Tomatillo Green Chili Sauce from the Fresh Market.
Eat and enjoy! It isn’t a very fancy dish or difficult to make, but the flavor is addictive. (I hope I don’t turn into an avocado. You know they say you are what you eat!) If you try it, I hope you find this dish as tasty as I do.