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Spicy Taco Bowl

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 cup salsa, homemade or store-bought
  • 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 lb of taco spiced ground beef
  • 1 chopped yellow or orange pepper
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a pan, fry the ground beef with homemade or store bought taco spices; set aside. *I added an onion and clove of garlic for extra flavour.
  2. In a large saucepan of 1 1/2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; let cool and stir in salsa; set aside.
  3. To assemble the bowls, divide rice mixture into serving bowls; top with lettuce, peppers, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, cheese and cilantro.
  4. Serve immediately, top with salsa & sour cream.

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