Avocado Lime Rice

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Serve up this creamy, zesty avocado lime rice with all of your favorite Mexican dishes. So easy, healthy and colorful. All that’s missing is the margarita!

Avocado Lime Rice – Serve up this creamy, zesty avocado lime rice with all of your favorite Mexican dishes. So easy, healthy and colorful! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Though I love to serve zesty Mexican favorites like tacos and enchiladas, I’m always stumped about what to dish up on the side. Salad? Eh. Potatoes? Pass. Rice? Yea, but booorrrinnngg. I was looking for a way to jazz up rice that didn’t involve a lot of time and a hundred seasonings. I mean, have you seen some of the recipes out there for Mexican rice?

Maybe for a crowd I’ll go to that much effort, but we’re talkin’ weeknight meals here, people! It’s gotta be easy peasy, or it’s a no go.

Then it hit me – avocado rice! I’ve mixed creamy, luscious avocado into pasta before, why not rice? Combined with fresh lime juice, garlic and cumin powder, this avocado rice totally hits the spot for a standout side dish. If you’ve got the 6 ingredients and 10 minutes, you’ve got this oh-so-good Mexican rice done just in time for dinner.

Try it tonight!

Avocado Lime Rice – Serve up this creamy, zesty avocado lime rice with all of your favorite Mexican dishes. So easy, healthy and colorful! | thecomfortofcooking.com


Avocado Lime Rice

Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-5 cups cooked brown rice preferably day old
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, mash avocados. Stir in lime juice, cumin and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in warm cooked rice and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. I never thought to combine avocado and rice but this is such a good idea!! What a perfect side dish for Mexican food!

  2. Totally in love with this! Must make it soon!

  3. you just read my mind – i wanted something like this and its a sign i must make it soon.

  4. That’s a delightful dish that needs to be in my kitchen right this minute!

  5. Ahhhh! This looks amazing! Like guacamole but…better :D I bet this would go great with some simple chicken, or actually, just give me a spoon :D x

  6. This will be a new flavor for my family, very appealing!

  7. what a wonderful twist on rice using avocado. I have made sauces before from it but never really made it apart of rice before. This looks wonderful

  8. Ohhh….you have some good stuff in there and it is so pretty. Anything with avocado will naturally be delicious. :) Thanks

  9. I love this idea! Now I feel like I’ve been missing out all this time by not putting avocado in the rice! Sounds delicious!

  10. This is great! I struggle with what to serve with things too, normally just plain rice – a little lacklustre if I have a fab main!! Never thought to put avocado and lime with rice, but imagine it’s so fresh and creamy!

  11. I made this the other day and it turned out great! Will definitely be making it again, such a great way of making “guacamole” more filling :D
    I posted it up on my blog today, and I of course linked to this website. Thank you so much for the heads up!

    http://julesthenorweegie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/vegan-guaca-rice.html

  12. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Jules!

  13. This looks and sounds delicious! I’m looking forward to making this soon.

  14. I’m form Brazil and we never eat the avocado like this way.
    but it looks amazing!

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