5-Minute Brown Rice And Black Bean Bowl

Brown Rice Bowl

Here is the second recipe from our latest video, ‘Brown Rice 3 Ways (In Under 5 Minutes)‘.

This is the adult version of my Easy Rice And Black Beans (that I make for my kids ALL the time).  Usually, I make a big bowl of the ‘easy rice and beans’ and then add ‘stir-ins’ to my bowl.  This avocado and tomato combination is one of my favorites and the one I turn to most often.

You can also try stirring in some salsa, a handful of greens, chopped scallions, herbs… there are a lot of different options, but the name of the game is EASY, so remember to work with what you’ve got.

My kids love to eat this for lunch (minus the tomato – they both don’t like raw tomatoes) with a side of seaweed.  They wrap the rice and beans in the seaweed for a fun little ‘sushi-like’ sandwich.

5-Minute Brown Rice And Black Bean Bowl

Yield: 2 Servings

Prep Time: 3 Minutes

Cook Time: 2 Minutes

Total Time: 5 Minutes


  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp.  garlic powder
  • 1/4 avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes


Microwave the rice in a microwave safe dish for two minutes or until heated through.

Stir in beans, coconut oil, salt and garlic powder.  Finish by gently tossing in avocado and tomatoes.  Enjoy!

Nutrients per 1/2 of recipe: Calories: 288; Total Fat: 9.3g; Carbohydrate: 42.7g; Sugars: 0.6g; Protein: 8.9g