Mexican Baked Rice and Beans

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:25 m

Sure rice is nice, but baked rice packed with hearty black beans, smoky Mexican spices and crunchy red peppers, all chucked into a simple one-pot dish you can have on the table in 30 minutes? Now that's what we call a midweek dinner HERO.

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For the baked rice

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For the guacamole

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Before you start

Preheat oven to 180˚C, fan setting | 1 large baking tray

Prepare the ingredients

  • Deseed and dice the red peppers

Mix together the ingredients

  • In a large baking tray, mix together the rice, diced peppers, cumin, paprika, plant-based butter, drained black beans, a pinch of chilli flakes, the chipotle paste and a pinch of salt
  • Mix well until everything is well combined before pouring in the boiling stock water and mixing again

Bake the rice

  • Cook for 20-30 minutes, until all of the water has been absorbed and the rice is soft and fluffy

To make the guacamole

  • Cut the avocados in half and spoon out the flesh into a bowl
  • Add the juice of lime and a drizzle of olive oil, and using the back of a fork squash the avocados  until soft
  • Add a sprinkle of chilli flakes, salt and pepper and mix
  • Cover and leave in the fridge until the rice is ready

Time to serve

  • Once cooked, fluff the rice with a fork and mix through a good squeeze of lime juice
  • Then add a dollop of guacamole and a pinch of chilli flakes
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