When you just don’t know what to make for dinner, this recipe for Instant Pot Black Beans and Rice with a fresh avocado salsa swoops in to save the day! Thank you the California Avocado Commission for helping me share this recipe with you.
If I had a dollar for each time I stood in front of my fridge or pantry, staring blankly and wondering what to make for dinner…well, I would have enough money to go out for a fancy meal! It’s those days that I’m grateful about my bordering-on-obsessive need to stock my pantry with staple items such as rice and beans.
Black beans and rice are a fantastic base for using up leftovers (less waste = less money out of our pockets!). Sometimes we pile on shredded chicken or grilled shrimp, and other times we tuck the mixture inside of burritos. But the beauty of a simple plate of beans and rice is that they can be a hearty vegetarian meal all on their own. Top them with a fresh avocado salsa and you have an easy, healthy meal that’s packed with protein and fiber.