Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Creamy Avocado Rice Recipe (Vegan)

Sam's favorite kind of rice right now is a short grain white rice. I've been thinking of ways to make it more healthy and substantial as a side dish, and was inspired by a rice dish I saw on a cooking show where they used a blender to blend up a dressing that they mixed with the cooked rice. I thought blending an avocado would be a good way to give a creamy texture to the rice, and it worked out great. This rice is delicious and easy to make. Sprinkle your favorite cajun hot sauce on top for a spicy kick.

Creamy Avocado Rice Recipe

1 cup white short grain rice
2 cups water

1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Put 1 cup of white rice and 2 cups of water in a medium pot over High heat. When it comes to a boil, give the rice a stir, cover the pot, lower the heat to Low and let the rice simmer for 15 minutes.

While the rice is cooking, prepare the avocado dressing. Cut the avocado in half along the pit, open, and remove the pit. Use a knife to make slices in the avocado half, first in one direction, then in the other direction to make the cubes. Use a spoon to scoop out the cubes. Put the avocado cubes in a blender. Add the water, olive oil, salt and pepper to the blender and "Liquify" it.

When the rice is done, pour the cooked rice into a large mixing bowl and pour the avocado dressing over the rice. Use a spoon to gently mix it all together. Serves 4-6 as a side dish.

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