Monday, September 1, 2014

Avocado Rice with Grilled Cod



Lately I have been obsessed with avocado. I used to hate it, but I knew it had so many health benefits so I forced myself to eat it and eventually started to like it. And now I crave it. So any recipe that has avocado I want to try it. I was on Pinterest last week and stumbled across a super easy recipe that of course called for avocado. At first it does seem a little weird, but I don't see it being any different than putting cheese in rice. I present to you Avocado rice with Grilled Cod. 



Working full time and having life be pretty busy lately there's not much time to think about what to eat. And I refuse to eat anything that's fast food, in a can, or a box. So planning meals is defiantly a good solution. Planning meals is super easy especially now with Pinterest, just search easy weeknight meals and you'll find an endless list...I seriously haven't made it to the bottom of one, yet. 





That's how I stumbled across the recipe for avocado rice. You can pair the rice with probably anything you'd like. I chose fish for two reasons. 1. It calls for lime so it's a nice compliment to the fish and 2. I really don't eat much meat anymore. I never feel good after I eat it these days. I might have a little chicken but I could probably live without it since it does gross me out. 


Avocado Rice with Grilled Cod

Ingredients:

1 Cup of uncooked white rice(You could use brown) 
2 Cups Water
1 Avocado* 
3 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice 
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cumin 
2 servings of Cod, thawed. 

Directions: 

1. In a medium size microwave safe bowl, combine rice and water. I don't prefer to use the microwave but when making rice this is just the fastest and easiest for me. Cook the rice for about 15-20 min. Or use the rice sensor setting on you microwave. 
2. Cut avocado and mash it in a small bowl with the lime juice, salt, and cumin. 
3. Once rice is cooked, add avocado mixture and mix well. 
4. Grill cod on the grill until it flakes easily. Can be quite a mess so baking it in the oven works just as well. 



*I found that one avocado wasn't enough, but I wanted more flavor from the avocado. So try one. If not to your liking, add more. 

Cheers!! :)