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Spanish rice and beans

Made this for lunch today. It was a breeze to prepare this , delicious , somewhat similar to the Chipotle rice bowl.

There are three recipes here, the spanish rice, beans and the guacomole. I am listing the ingredients and recipe for each of them one by one

Spanish rice


Rice – 1 cup

Tomato puree – 1 cup

Water – 1 .5 cups

Oil – 1 tsp

salt and chilly powder to taste

Spring onions chopped to garnish


Wash and drain the rice. Heat the oil in a wok and throw in the washed rice and saute for a few mins. Add the tomato puree , water, salt and chilly powder and cook till the rice is done. Garnish with green onions. If you like it more spicy, can add a couple of chopped green chillies.The rice has to have a little gooey texture.



Canned Pinto beans (Rajma soaked & cooked would work too)

Chopped green chillies – to taste

a medium onion chopped

Oil – 1 tsp

cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Garlic minced – 1 tsp

Salt and chilly powder to tasta


Rinse out the canned beans and keep it aside. Follow the normal seasoning drill, heat oil, add the cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Saute the onion to translucent, add the garlic and green chillies. Now add the washed beans , salt and chilly powder. Add a little water and allow it to come to boil.



Avacado – 1 ripe

Tomato – 1 chopped

lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Chipotle chillies/Jalapenos – 2

salt and pepper to taste


If using chipotle chillies, cut them to halves and soak them in warm water for 10 mins. Squeeze out the bitter water and chop them fine. Scoop out the avacado pulp and mash fine. Add chopped tomatoes, lemon juice, chillies, salt & pepper and give it a good mix and guacamole dip is ready.

The chipotle chillies give a smoky flavour whereas Jalapenos give a sharp kick to the guacamole, so it is a personal choice.

Assembling the spanish rice

Spoon the spanish rice onto a plate with a generous amount of beans.Top it off with the guacamole , sour cream/whipped yogurt and some grated cheese. Dig in when it is warm 🙂