Tex-Mex Rice Bowl + Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

While I enjoy cooking, I appreciate a wholesome meal that can be thrown together quickly, especially on a weeknight. This menu from Cooking Light is a great example! I made dinner in under 20 minutes following these two recipes.

Recipes from Cooking Light:

Firstly, in a large bowl I combined sliced red onion, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper, and let it sit while I prepared the rest of the meal.

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Next, I browned and drained 1/2 lb ground beef, added taco seasoning, a can of drained and rinsed black beans, 1/2 c frozen corn, and minced jalapeño.

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Huge time-saving ingredient: frozen brown rice, heated in the microwave, then added to the beef mixture.

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Just prior to serving dinner, I tossed a giant bowl of torn butter lettuce in the onion, oil, and lime mixture, along with a buttery and ripe sliced avocado.

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To dress up the rice bowl, I added a couple tablespoons of shredded cheddar to each serving, along with a dollop of Greek yogurt, and fresh salsa.

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What a fantastic meal! I especially loved the Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad combination – it will most definitely be placed into our usual dinner rotation.P1070710

News from MegGoesNomNom:

We are going to Europe this fall! We booked our flights this week. I was so excited that I went to Barnes & Noble to pick up a couple guides. We are also going to Florence (& Tuscany), but am still on the hunt for a guidebook for that location. YAY!!

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NoteCurrently listening to: Like Spinning Plates – Radiohead.

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17 thoughts on “Tex-Mex Rice Bowl + Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

  1. oh europe that’s so exciting!!! I love travelling…hopefully I can save up some money for an adventure in the near future. I’d love to go visit my family in the US soon…maybe even skip a bit of my winter for their summer :)

  2. How exciting! Paris, Rome, and Florence are three of my favorite cities ever! If you’re looking for another guidebook, I’d recommend getting one from Rick Steves – I always use those books in Europe and they rarely let me down.

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