Healthy Rice and Beans: One Pot + Vegetarian
This easy, healthy rice and beans recipe is made with corn, peppers and all the right spices. Serve it with nachos and cotija cheese on top!
- In a dutch oven over medium heat, add the avocado oil. Once hot, add the onion, pepper and corn. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, until softened.
- Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant, then add the spices (smoked paprika through to the salt) and stir to combine. Add the rice and stir to combine until slightly toasted, around 2 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, black beans and broth and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer. Cover with a lid and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed.
- Remove the lid, squeeze in the lime juice. Add the cheese on top and place in the oven on broil for about 4 to 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the rice is crispy on top. Garnish with cilantro and serve with tortilla chips on the side.