Brown Rice, Black Bean and Avocado Pilaf

Brown Rice, Black Bean and Avocado Pilaf

Rose Reisman, cookbook author and health and wellness entrepreneur, shares this sensational, simple and healthy pilaf. Brown rice is a low-glycemic food that keeps you satiated and when combined with beans, creates a complete protein.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

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  • 1 cup (250 mL) U.S. brown rice
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chicken stock
  • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) sliced cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup (125 mL) diced ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) diced green onion
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped cilantro or parsley
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  1. Combine the rice and stock in a medium saucepan, cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for approximately 30 minutes, or until the rice is still slightly tender.
  2. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl, mixing well. Stir into the rice mixture and serve immediately.

To make ahead: Prepare up to 2 hours in advance, omitting the avocado, and refrigerate. Reheat in a skillet over low heat until just warmed through; mix in the avocado just before serving.

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