Creamy Avocado Rice

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There are some things that just aren’t good ideas.

Wearing socks with sandals. Trying to carry all your grocery bags into the house in one trip without spilling your coffee. Keeping your cumin or cayenne next to your cinnamon in the cabinet – this is just asking for oatmeal trouble. Drinking orange juice right after you brush your teeth.

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And then there are some things that just make sense.

Summer and ice cream. Flip flops and sundresses. Waffles with a big glass of ice cold milk. Creamy avocado mixed with limed and salted brown rice.

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I love brown rice. I love brown rice topped with avocado even more. Brown rice mashed WITH avocado, zesty lime, salt, and cilantro? Best idea ever.

Those burrito bowls are one of my favorite meals, and I think they’re about to get even better with this creamy rice as the base.

And…like just about everything else…this rice is unfairly good topped with a couple of fried or over easy eggs. THAT is definitely a great idea.

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Creamy Avocado Rice

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups quick cooking brown rice
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • the zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

  1. Bring the water and 1 tsp salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Pour in the rice, bring it back to a boil and let the rice cook, simmering and covered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from heat and leave it covered for another 5-10 minutes until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  3. Spoon the mashed avocado into the hot rice and mix together. Stir in the lime zest, lime juice, salt, and cilantro before serving.

35 Responses to “Creamy Avocado Rice”

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — July 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Yum!!! It’s like guacamole rice — looks delicious!

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    Kathryn — July 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Ooh this is an inspired idea!

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    Cait's Plate — July 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Amen. This absolutely makes sense!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — July 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Oh, done and done and done and done and done.

    And done.

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    SueP — July 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Genius idea!
    Dinner tonight has been decided!!

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    Evan Thomas — July 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen this before. So obvious and yet so genius at the same time. Love it!

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    Cassie — July 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    This is absolutely my kind of summer meal. Fabulous idea my friend!

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    Sues — July 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Ooh this is such a simple, but AWESOME idea! I’m so going to try this one soon!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love the idea of adding avocado to rice!!

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    Eileen — July 12, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Avocado rice, you say? HMM…a very interesting (and clear very tasty-sounding) idea indeed! I can just see myself stuffing this rice into burrito after burrito. :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    This looks and sounds plain and simply delicious! Great idea!

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — July 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I love this. Perfect side dish for a BBQ :)

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    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope — July 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    This rice looks amazing! I am a huge fan of avocado and mixing into rice sounds really good :)

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    Shannon — July 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    so easy and so delicious, those are the best ;)

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    JulieD — July 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Oh goodness, this looks like an awesome idea. I will have to try this soon! Hope you’re doing well, Brandi!

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    h7h7 — August 20, 2012 at 9:44 am

    This rice looks amazing!

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    Cassie — January 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Can you make ahead and keep chilled the the refrigerator?

    • admin replied: — February 28th, 2013 at 2:11 am

      Yes, that should be fine! I would let the rice come back to room temperature before serving.

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    Heidi — April 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I am going to try this tomorrow – looks delicious and so healthy! How many cups of COOKED rice does this require? (Or, how much regular brown rice should be cooked) I don’t want to buy quick cooking rice because I already have regular short grain brown rice that I need to use up.

    • admin replied: — May 3rd, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      About 4 cups cooked rice!

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    Donna — May 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    OMG ! This is pure genius!!! Just made some and it’s in my top three foods of all time! Thank you!

    • Karen replied: — June 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      I wonder, about Quinoa? Instead of rice???

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    robby — July 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I did this when i was broke and needed some cheap food.

    Cooked rice, boiled 3 egg, and mashed 1 whole avocado & eggs into a pot of rice lol.

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    Kelly — September 14, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I made this recipe last night to go with our Mexican dinner…IT IS DELICIOUS! So flavorful, quick and easy…the perfect combination.

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    Taj — December 11, 2013 at 2:13 am

    I made this tonight thinking I had this genius idea and then I googled it and realized I’m not a genius after all hahaha! Your presentation wayyy better, and the idea to put an egg on it is simply genius. I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow! Great blog :)

    • Brandi replied: — December 11th, 2013 at 2:16 am

      Great minds think alike!! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    Taj — December 11, 2013 at 2:13 am

    *is

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