Black Bean Rice Bowl with Carrots and Avocado

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 5 min 2
Black Bean Rice Bowl with Carrots and Avocado
Health Highlights
A delicious vegetarian meal!


1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (or camelina)
1/2 medium Yellow onion (diced)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1/2 cup Black beans, canned (drained, rinsed, organic)
2 tsp Cumin
1/2 cup Vegetable stock/broth
1 cup Brown rice, medium-grain, cooked
1 cup chopped Carrots (in cubes)
1/2 avocado(s) Avocado (cubed)
2 tbsp Parsley, fresh (chopped)
1 fruit Lime


  1. Warm oil in a pan over low medium heat.
  2. Sauté onions and garlic in a pan until softened and fragrant.
  3. Add black beans, cumin, and vegetable broth and allow to simmer for 5 minutes covered until beans are warmed through and the broth is reduced.
  4. Divide rice if making for more than 1 serving
  5. Top rice with a layer of chopped/cubed carrots, beans, and avocado.
  6. Garnish with parsley and dress each bowl with a healthy squeeze of lime juice. Salt and pepper to taste



Nutritional Highlights:

are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids which are so important for heart health!
High in beta carotene which converts to vitamin A in your body and is important for healthy skin, immune health and vision.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 365
Calories from fat 148
Calories from saturated fat 20.7
Total Fat 16.4 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 442 mg
Potassium 857 mg
Total Carbohydrate 52 g
Dietary Fiber 13.3 g
Sugars 6.1 g
Protein 8.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Grain 0.9
Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 2.3

Energy sources


Meal Type(s)

  • Margaret Achu Margaret Achu (July 17, 2018, 12:39 p.m.)

    May swap out the brown rice for quinoa or cauliflower rice.

  • Patricia Patricia (March 30, 2021, 1:09 p.m.)

    I sautéed sliced carrots instead of topping with shredded. 2 out of 3 kids approved.