Avocados are something I usually have on hand. They keep well if purchased when firm and they are simply wonderful just sliced and served up all on their own, just as is for a snack or as part of a meal as a nourishing and refreshing side. They also happen to be a fine addition to smoothies, salads, a key ingredient in many favorite dips, such as guacamole, and also feature delightfully in desserts. And this versatile fruit not only tastes good, it's good for a body too. The benefits of eating avocados are many, but to highlight just a few:
Avocado offer an abundance of minerals and vitamins and antioxidants, are an excellent source of potassium, providing more than even bananas, a great source of healthy fats, protein and fiber, have anti-inflammatory properties, aid liver functioning, and help with the absorption of other nutrients.
It's always a shame to waste food, especially something as precious and dear as avocado. The idea for this simple rice dish is especially suited to avocados that are especially ripe and nearing the end of their shelf life. I call it "guacamole rice" because basically I just mashed up some avocado with a few other ingredients that feature in guacamole, and once the rice was cooked, mixed everything together and served. It's a refreshing and creamy side that goes well with any number of mains, such as soups and stews.
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on December 3, 2016
Simple, creamy, refreshing and zesty rice side dish prepared with avocado, tomatoes and spices for a guacamole rice experience
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Other recipes featuring avocado from Lisa's Kitchen:
Avocado Greek Salad
Peanut and Cashew Pinto Chili with Corn and Avocado Salsa
Pinto Bean and Avocado Burritos
Raw Avocado Coconut Nanaimo Bars