Fiesta Rice Bowl

Fiesta Rice Bowl

This vibrant grain-focused dish bursts with the goodness of the following whole plant food ingredients:

Red bell peppers are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants such as beta-cryptoxanthin which may help fight cancer.

Green onions add a punch of flavor and essential nutrients such as quercetin to fight inflammation.

Corn and baby lima beans provide a hearty dose of fiber and resistant starch, which also acts as a probiotic for a healthy gut.

Black beans are an excellent whole plant food source of protein.

Brown rice, the whole plant food focus of this recipe, offers complex carbohydrates for sustained energy.

Fiesta Rice Bowl

December 22, 2023
: 4
: Easy

A delightfully complex combination of sweet, tangy, and savory notes in a whole plant food package.

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup frozen baby lima beans
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup fat-free agave-mustard salad dressing
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Step 1 In a medium pot, add ½ cup of water along with the chopped red bell pepper, green onions, corn, and baby lima beans.
  • Step 2 Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
  • Step 3 Once cooked, remove from heat and drain any excess water.
  • Step 4 In a large bowl, combine the cooked vegetables with the drained and rinsed black beans and hot cooked brown rice.
  • Step 5 Add ½ cup of fat-free agave-mustard salad dressing to the rice and vegetable mixture. Toss well to ensure everything is evenly coated.
  • Step 6 Season the dish with freshly ground black pepper according to your taste preference.
  • Step 7 Serve the Fiesta Rice warm or cold, as desired.

You can use the dressing you have on hand or make a batch of our Fat-Free Agave Mustard Dressing.

Estimated Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Vitamin A: 20%
  • Vitamin C: 60%
  • Calcium: 8%
  • Iron: 15%