Sometimes the most tense moments for me are those when my husband willfully goes to a farmer's market. He says that the vegetables there are so fresh and tempting that he gets unusual amounts of them for throwaway prices. The other day he really tested my limits by getting home a crate full of avocados.
To top it all, he had a list of recipes at the top of his head which I could make using avocados. He said he was ready for all those and many more!!
But I must say the rice I made with avocados will be made once or twice more before the they are done. The kids also loved it. I made the rice with some traditional south Indian dishes and the fusion worked out well for us. Check it out for Day 1 Week 1 of BM #31 under the theme 'Main Course Dishes'.
Here in the picture are Avocado Rice, Green Apple Pickle, Kobbari Pachadi, Plain Dal with Garlic Tadka and Plain Rice.
Rice, cooked 2 cups
Turmeric a pinch
Onions finely chopped 1/2 cup
Avocado pulp 1/2 cup
Garlic + Green Chillies + Cilantro, crushed 2 Tbsp
Salt as needed
Lime Juice as needed
Tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Oil 1 TbspOptional -
Vegetables (Bell Peppers finely chopped, corn boiled, Carrot grated etc) as needed
Boiled Black or Red beans as needed
Method Of Preparation -
In a bowl, mix the mashed avocado and set aside.
In a heated pan add oil and saute onions until they are translucent. Remove from fire and add garlic-green chillies-cilantro coarse mixture.
Sprinkle salt and turmeric and mix well. Add in the mashed avocado and mix in the cooked rice as well.
Adjust the flavors and squeeze the lime juice. Garnish with chopped tomato and serve. [If using the optional veggies and beans now is the time to add them.]
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#31.
Preparation Time 15 min
Makes a little more than 2 cups