Mexican Rice & Beans Avocado Bowl

Perks of being a strong and almost financially independent uni student who lives alone:

  • You can have nicecream for dinner all day errrr day if you want to. No whiny mums around saying you “can’t live on bananas alone”. Duh, mum, I put some coconut milk and chocolate sauce in there as well so it’s a 100% nutritious food in my books, but thanks for your concern.
  • Going to allllllll the concerts. Speaking of which, I was lucky enough to see Rise Against live a couple of days ago and I’m still amazed and how darn good they were. Seriously wishing I had the money to afford going to all their concerts!!!
  • Mmmm beer I guess?????

Mexican Rice & Beans Avocado Bowl

Cons of being a strong and not-so-financially-independent uni student after having spent virtually all you money on concert tickets, train tickets (because sadly, I cannot teletransport to concert venues but how fab would that be???), ripe bananas and booze:

  • The laundry. So. Much. Laundry. I swear that my dirty socks are mating inside the laundry basket or something because I legit think I do not own that many nasty clothes??????????????? I’ll also have to add buying new pairs of undies every week so as not to clean the dirty ones to my already pitiful uni budget. Someone send help in the form of a slap in the face. Or come here and do my laundry for me. I’ll feed you cookies.
  • You’re poor. Welcome to the broken student life. Next time think twice before you get that overpriced band t-shirt (it’s so cute though) and spend your week’s savings on craft beer. SWITCH TO THE CHEAP ONE PALS.
  • You’re not getting all those fancy-schmancy vegan goodies (petition to all those raw cakes and burgers in the health food store to stop looking at me when I stop by to buy my nanas) you see in the shop.
  • The hangovers (insert sad face). Kinda wishing I’d have had some adult supervision when I was out the past night (insert heavy sighing (sighting, sigh-ing??)). Kids don’t do beer, do bananas instead.
  • Have I mentioned all that laundry?

Mexican Rice & Beans Avocado Bowl

Luckily for you I can help you with that. Not with the laundry part though, seeing that I cannot even manage to do mine on time and have had to attend lectures wearing dresses and heels for the past few weeks since all my jeans, tees and yoga pants are in the laundry basket.

Mexican Rice & Beans Avocado Bowl

But hey, I can help you with the eating part! No money to buy fancy vegan food? Get some rice and beans instead! Some rice and beans on steroids, I mean. Because we all know that plain rice and beans is no bueno.

Spicy cajun beans with fluffy rice, creamy avocado, zesty pico de gallo and sauteed veggies, on the other side? Muy perfecto.

Mexican Rice & Beans Avocado Bowl

And the best part is that, fancy as it might sound, it’s still super quick and easy to put together and cheap. Can I get a highfive? I saved your life, you say? Maybe you want to return the favour in the form of a poltergeist which would do my laundry for me? Can I get Pedro Pascal instead of the Poltergeist? Can I? Will you send some bananas as well? Can you make sure that the bananas are ripe and spotty?

Mexican Rice & Beans Avocado Bowl

Jokes aside, these beans are reaaaaal good. Better than chipotle. And so much cheaper too! You wouldn’t believe how little a serving would cost you. Click here to find out and get yourself some rice and beans asap!

Mexican Rice & Beans Avocado Bowl


Mexican Rice & Beans Avocado Bowl
Serves 4
Tired of plain rice & beans? Try this incredibly delicious spicy version including creamy avocado and zesty pico de gallo!
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For the vegetables
  1. 1 red bell pepper
  2. 1 green bell pepper
  3. 1 zucchini
  4. 1 onion
  5. 1 tsp. cajun spice
  6. a drizzle of olive oil
For the beans
  1. 400 grams canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  2. 2 garlic cloves
  3. a drizzle of olive oil
  4. 2 tsp. cajun spice
  5. a dash of tabasco, optional
For the pico de gallo
  1. 2 tomatoes
  2. 1 cucumber
  3. salt & pepper
  4. 1 lime
  1. 1 avocado
  2. 1 lime
  3. 400 grams rice, uncooked
  1. Start by cooking the rice according to the package instructions.
  2. To make the beans, drain the liquid in the can and rinse them well.
  3. Heat some olive oil in a pan and add the minced garlic cloves once it's hot enough.
  4. Sautee for 1-2 minutes or until slightly fragant.
  5. Add the beans, cajun spice and tabasco (and salt if desired) and sautee for 4-5 minutes more.
  6. To make the vegetables, slice them and sautee them in a bit of oil and cajun spice.
  7. To make the pico de gallo chop the vegetables and drizzle them with lime juice.
  8. Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and mash some avocado.
  9. Drizzle everything with lime juice and salt and pepper. Enjoy!
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Have a great weekend everyone!



  • Reply whiskandshout October 10, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    So yum! Love the addition of the avo- pinning 🙂

  • Reply superfitbabe October 11, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    This sounds delicious! I never would’ve paired rice and guacamole 😛

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