We celebrated World Vegetarian Day on October 1st with this hearty, meatless meal.

  • ½ cup cooked brown rice  (1 cup of uncooked rice will make 2 cups cooked) 
  • ½ sweet potato, cubed and roasted  
  • ½ avocado, sliced  
  • ½ cup black beans, drained and rinsed  
  • 2-3 Tablespoons salsa 
  • 2-3 Tablespoons shredded cheese 
  1. Prepare brown rice (this can be done ahead of time): 
    1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add 1 cup rice.
    2. Return to a boil, lower heat and cover.
    3. Simmer (small bubbles) for 40 minutes.
    4. Stir to fluff. Let stand removed from heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Roast sweet potato, (this can be done ahead of time):
    1. Cut sweet potato into cubes.
    2. Toss with oil, salt and pepper.
    3. Cook at 400° F for 25 - 30 minutes.
  3. Build your Bowl:
    1. Start with brown rice as your base.
    2. Add sweet potatoes, avocado, black beans and salsa.
    3. Finish with shredded cheese if desired.
  • Use rice cooker or pressure cooker to decrease cooking time.
  • Prepare a few sweet potatoes at one time to incorporate in meals throughout the week.