Black Bean Rice Bowl

This is a favorite weeknight meal in our house.  It can come together with just pantry staples, it’s filling and flavorful!  We use a variety of microwaveable lime rice, but you can use whatever rice you prefer. We also serve it with a few tortilla chips to add texture.

Makes 2 servings.


·      1 package microwaveable lime rice

·      1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed

·      ¼ cup salsa

·      ½ cup sliced grape tomatoes

·      ½ cup diced red or yellow bell peppers

·      ½ avocado sliced

·      ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

·      Optional: cilantro, diced white onions, jalapeno, tortilla chips


·      Cook rice according to package directions.

·      Add drained and rinsed beans to a microwave safe container and heat to your desired temperature, about 75 seconds.

·      Build your bowl the way you want! I recommend starting with the rice at the bottom of the bowl and layer with beans then toppings.

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Carissa Galloway is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and certified personal trainer with a diverse background in nutrition, fitness, and television hosting. In addition to being the first host of Bloomon WFLA NBC Tampa, Carissa is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert and has appeared nationally on E! TV, The Daily Buzz, CBS College Sports, and the Home Shopping Network, both in the US and Australia. She regularly appears in nutrition segments across the US. Carissa is also a six-time marathoner and proud run-walk-run advocate. She ran the 2019 Boston Marathon.

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