Creamy Avocado Rice



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.


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.


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.


Creamy Avocado Rice

Makes: 4 servings


  • 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


  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.


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

  2. Ooh this is an inspired idea!

  3. Amen. This absolutely makes sense!

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

    And done.

  5. Genius idea!
    Dinner tonight has been decided!!

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

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

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

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

  10. 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. :)

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

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

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

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

  15. 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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  17. This rice looks amazing!

  18. Can you make ahead and keep chilled the the refrigerator?

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  21. 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.

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

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  25. 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.

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

  27. 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 :)

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  43. I added black beans to it for protein :) and topped it off with some steamed brocolli for colour!

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  45. I made this today for our dinner, along with baked cod. My husband had dental surgery so I was looking for soft foods for him. This is very delicious. I made it exactly as directed except I halved the recipe so I wouldn’t have so much leftover. We both enjoyed it very much. I will be making this again. Thank you for sharing.

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