Tex Mex Rice Bowls | Frugal Dinners
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Serves: 6
 
Dinner doesn't get simpler or more satisfying than these bowls of hot rice topped with guacamole, spicy black bean and corn salad, a fried egg, and salsa.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3¾- 4 cups water (use less for firmer rice, more for softer rice)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2½ cups guacamole
  • 2½ cups black bean salad or refried beans
  • 6 large eggs
  • oil or butter for frying
  • 6 tablespoons salsa
Instructions
  1. Bring the water and turmeric to a boil in a saucepan (with a tight fitting lid) that is at least 2 quarts in size.
  2. When the water is boiling, add the rice and salt, stir once with a fork, and replace the lid.
  3. Reduce the heat to low immediately and cook over the low heat for 12-16 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.(*See notes below for cooking tips.)
  4. When the water is absorbed, fluff the rice with a fork and divide between serving bowls.
  5. Top bowls of rice with about ¼ cup each of the guacamole and bean salad or refried beans.
  6. Heat a little oil or butter (1-3 teaspoons) in a frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Crack 2 eggs into the pan and let them sit, cooking, until done (*See notes for cooking tips.)
  8. Use a spatula to move each egg to a bowl of rice.
  9. Continue cooking eggs until each bowl is topped with one.
  10. Spoon some salsa over the top of each egg and serve immediately.
Notes
Rice Cooking Notes: Do not remove the lid often while checking the rice. It is okay to lift it once or twice toward the end of the cooking time to look as long as you quickly replace it. Also, avoid stirring the rice as that causes it to break and become gummy. Egg Cooking Notes: For a sunny-side up egg, just leave the egg where you put it in the pan until the whites are set all the way through. If the edges begin to curl before the center is set, you can add a teaspoon of water to the pan along with lidding it. This will cause the yellow to look clouded over, but will ensure a nice runny yolk. For an over-easy egg, cook until the white is set and slightly crisped around the edges, but still jelly-like around the yolk. Flip once and cook for no more than 1 minute on the second side. For a hard-cooked fried egg, cook until the yolk is set, flipping once during cooking.
Recipe by Foodie With Family at http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/2011/05/30/tex-mex-rice-bowls-frugal-dinners/