Prepare rice according to package directions. Fluff with fork.
Divide rice evenly among serving bowls. Top evenly with shredded lettuce, cherry tomatoes and bacon.
In blender, combine avocados, lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper and chili powder; blend until smooth. Drizzle evenly over bowls.
For a vegetarian option, substitute sautéed tempeh for bacon.
Garnish with shredded Cheddar cheese if desired.
Gaining popularity and thought of as the future of food, rice bowls are the perfect meal for all kinds of occasions. Filling and hearty but also quick and easy – rice bowls let us savor the flavors and textures that the fresh, natural ingredients bring to this dish. With an endless choice of toppings, one thing is for sure – you’ll never stop loving rice bowls!
In this BLT Rice Bowl, your favorite sandwich ingredients; crispy bacon, fresh green lettuce and juicy ripe tomatoes, come together to form a delicious mix.
A delicious rice bowl, this Salmon and Rice Bowl – made famous by TikTok is a great way to use up any leftover rice. However, if you have no leftovers and really have a craving for this rice bowl, fresh cooked rice works just as well!
A fruit rather than a vegetable as many people think, avocados are a delicious addition to any meal, especially in a rice bowl. Notoriously temperamental, avocados seem to go from rock hard one day, to ripe the next day and ruined by the following day. With these tips you’ll be able to pick the best avocado for your meal.
A perfectly ripe avocado that is ready to eat will have a dark purple/black skin and will be soft to touch with gentle pressure.
When in the supermarket, it’s important to think when you are planning to eat your avocados in order to select the best one. A bright green, firm avocado will take around 4-5 days to ripen, whereas a green turning brown avocado will usually be ready to eat in 1-2 days.
Another way to check the readiness of your avocado is to flick the stem. If with light pressure the stem comes off easily and you can see green underneath, this means that the avocado is ripe and ready, however, if you can see brown or struggle to get the stem out this can mean that the avocado is either underripe or overripe and not usable.
Nowadays, with the many different varieties of avocados available, color is not always a reliable ripeness factor. Instead, place the avocado in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze (without using your fingertips as you can bruise the fruit) to quickly tell by feel what stage of ripeness the avocado is in.
Firm: if the avocado still feels firm, it will likely still have another 3-5 days before being ready.
Lightly soft: when the avocado gives a little to your touch, it is ripe and ready to eat.
Mushy: an overripe avocado will feel mushy to the touch and is best avoided.
Now you’ve mastered how to find the perfect avocado, why not try this Rice Dip Recipe with Guacamole, Mango and Lime or test out different ways to prepare avocados in meals.
Need a tasty dessert idea? Try our Puerto Rico arroz con leche.
If you’re in the mood for something with more of a Latin American flavor, learn how to make these rice and bean tacos.