Healthy Rice with Avocado and Lime
The avocado or “alligator pear” is known best for it’s creamy buttery flavor, but it’s also a nutrition packed fruit that when added to foods provides numerous health benefits. Read why you should be eating more Avocado.
That’s why we love adding them to everything we can! The avocado contains healthy fats and healthy fats are yummy!
The flavors in this rice dish are super-delicious so there’s a good chance all the ‘non avocado lovers” will enjoy this as well.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion chopped fine
- 3 cloves garlic chopped fine
- 12-14 cherry tomatoes cut in half
- salt & pepper
- 1 cup long-grain rice uncooked
- 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 avocado * see directions below
- 1 small lime
Use a medium sauce pan with a tight fitting lid.
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft.
Add cherry tomatoes; sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.
Cook for 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
Add rice and cook for 1 minute.
Add chicken broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt and cumin; stir until everything is combined.
Bring to a light boil; cover, reduce heat and cook for 18-20 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of lime juice and the avocado until creamy.
Remove rice from the heat and gently stir in avocado and lime mixture.
DIRECTIONS FOR PREPPING THE AVOCADO
*Cut the avocado in half using a sharp knife. You will have to cut around the center stone.
Use a small spoon to dig the center stone out. The stone should come out easily.
Scoop out the flesh of the avocado using the spoon and discard the outer peel.