Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Vegan Guaca-Rice

Today I have had a day off and it was a pure treat! It's important to sometimes take a few steps back from the professional life and just do what feels best for you, mmmm. I have had a few boxes ticked off today.

Hairdressers - tick!
Home made chocolate marbles - tick!
Pub quiz - tick! (And out team even got second place!)
Ice cream - tick!

In a busy week day though, or on days when you feel like little effort should be made in the kitchen - you can still rattle up some healthy food in zero point swish! (That's in a flash to you and me) You can even use the rice from yesterday's dinner if you have some left!

Here's what you need for some lovely, creamy rice - perfect as a side with many a main dish, or funk it up and have it for lunch, either as a salad or part as a sandwhich filler. As you have maybe noticed, these multi-purpose meals are all the rage on my blog these days!

Feel free to add a bit of a kick to it with a bit of finely chopped chillies, or perhaps add more veggies by swirling some chopped tomatoes and chopped red onion in the mix as well?

Vegan Guaca-Rice
(Serves 3-4 as a side)

2 cups cooked wholegrain rice (1 cup uncooked)
1 avocado
Juice of 1 lime
A pinch of cumin
100g sweetcorn
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped tomatoes, finely chopped chillies, and garlic all optional
Potential garnish: vegan coconut "bacon"

- If the rice isn't cooked yet, do so first by following the instructions on the packet. Once done, rinse in cold water and drain well, set aside.

- Have all the remaining ingredients apart from the sweetcorn, in a bowl and use a stick-mixer to make a nice and smooth guacamole, stir in the sweetcorn and rise, and it's all done! Serve along side main dishes, garnish with whatever you see fit, or use it as part of a filling for sandwiches.

Topped with vegan coconut "bacon" garnish

If you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge, just remember to keep the avocado pit in it so it prevents it from discolouring.

I hope you have had a great week so far! Do you have other good avocado recipes?

Original source:

- Jules


  1. Dette hørtes bare utrolig godt ut! Guacemole gjør jo ALT godt! Vi har mais i hagen som snart er moden og jeg gleder meg sånn til å ovnssteke de og spise de med guacemole.
    God onsdag! :)

    1. Mais i hagen? Visste ikke at man kunne få til slikt i Norge, imponerende, også så godt da! Vedder på de er enda søtere enn de man får kjøpt på butikken :)
      Denne oppskriften var en fin måte og gjøre guacamole litt mer mettende, men vi spiser jo som regel ris sammen med guacamole uansett, men kombinasjonen var ikke dum :D Håper du har en finfin torsdag skjønne :) x

  2. This looks fantastic, Jules. I will try to make it with Quinoa and see how it turns out! I eat guacamole all the time - mainly because I don't know what else to make with it... I mean, I do have recipes but I like Guac the best so I think I might really enjoy this Guac Rice!!

    I haven't been to the hairdresser in probably 4 years. I started cutting my own hair and I found this amazing Henna (pure henna, no stuff added) so I'm my own stylist now -- although I miss being pampered at the salon sometimes!

    Good for you Jules, make the most of your time off :)

    1. Wow! Henna hairdye sounds great :) It's nice to treat yourself in the salon from time to time, but it's so handy to know how to do it yourself as well :P My fringe is already growing out as quick as weeds!

      Swirling the rice into the guacamole makes such a big difference, as normally I find the rice on the side a little dry, and it looks cool too! Let me know how it turns out with quinoa, would love to see photos :D

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I really appreciate it :) x