Rice, Black Bean and Avocado Bowl with Fat-Free Sweet Chili Mustard Sauce

Rice, Black Bean and Avocado Bowl with Fat-Free Sweet Chili Mustard Sauce

If you haven't been able to tell by how much I love chili powder by the use of it in my recipes, then I'm letting you know, I love it. This recipe is basically centered all around chili powder. It's in the rice, the beans and the sauce. Consider this recipe an ode to chili powder.

My love of chili powder is then combined with my love of simple food, like black beans and brown rice. Extra chili powder on those too please.

I've learned to really enjoy food in it's simplest form and that good food can also be simple food and completely satisfying. This entire recipe is just 8 simple ingredients (+ salt & water), yet FULL of flavor. I believe it's about choosing the right ingredients, not a billion of them. This bowl not only packs loads of flavor, it is low-fat and packed full of protein.

This rice, black bean and avocado bowl is just that. It is so simple to make and so incredibly flavorful. My hubby was over the moon about this fat-free sweet chili mustard sauce. I talked about this sauce on Instagram and Facebook a few weeks back and I just needed a recipe to go along with it, that complimented it. This is it.

Chili powder: I love you. You make everything better.

To complete this bowl, it needs some sauce. Some yummy, bold-flavored sauce in fact. It's just 3 ingredients....yellow mustard, maple syrup and chili powder....plus a little bit of water to thin out and mellow the flavor. It seriously can't get any easier than that.

This sauce is SO GOOD and it is completely oil-free, nut-free and fat-free! It goes well on pretty much anything....salads, tacos, fries and especially this simple rice bowl. It tastes just like the name indicates, sweet from the syrup, bold and tangy from the mustard and a nice kick from the chili powder.

Now, after you assemble your bowl, it's time to add your toppings of your choice. Chopped avocado is a must, am I right? Tomatoes, if you wish. Lastly, generously finish it all off with that amazing sweet chili mustard sauce.

This makes a TON, so you will either have plenty for your large family or plenty for lunch the next day. You guys told me you wanted more easy reheat meals and lunches, so here ya go!

5 from 7 votes

Rice, Black Bean and Avocado Bowl with Sweet Chili Mustard Sauce

Simple food that tastes incredibly delicious thanks to a chili-spiced rice, filling black beans and an addictive sweet chili mustard sauce! Enjoy this easy recipe for lunches and dinners. Low-fat and high in protein, it's not only healthy, it's incredibly filling.You only need 8 ingredients (+ salt & water) for this recipe, making it super simple and easy to prepare.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


For the rice

  • 4 cups water 32 oz
  • 2 cups slow-cooking jasmine brown rice 360 g
  • 1 cup 240 g tomato puree/sauce (not tomato paste) ( mine has salt added)
  • 1 tablespoon regular American chili powder not habanero (feel free to use more if you want it really spicy)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt

For the beans

  • 2 15 oz cans low-sodium black beans drained and rinsed well
  • 2 teaspoons regular chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt my beans were low-sodium, so adjust if necessary

For the Sweet Chili Mustard Sauce (makes 1 cup)

  • 1/2 cup regular yellow wet mustard 120 g
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 60 mL
  • 2 tablespoons regular chili powder use 1 1/2 T for less heat
  • 2-4 tablespoons water


  • 1 medium avocado chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes optional


  1. Prepare the rice first by giving it a good rinse under cold water for about a minute. This will help to prevent too sticky of rice. Then combine all of the "rice" ingredients into a medium pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, immediately turn it to the lowest heat, cover and let cook for 35-40 minutes until tender and every little bit of that liquid is gone. Mine took 38 minutes. Remove from the heat and return the lid and let it sit for just 5 minutes (set your timer). Fluff with a fork and leave the lid off.
  2. When the rice is almost done cooking, prepare the beans by combining the "beans" ingredients and heat either over the stove or microwave.
  3. Prepare the sauce by combining the "sauce" ingredients into a small bowl and whisk really well until smooth. It will thicken better using a whisk. Add as much water to desired taste/consistency. This is a strong sauce so that it really stands out in the dish. The more water you add, the more diluted the flavor. I added 3 tablespoons of water to mine.
  4. Chop your avocado and tomatoes (if using). Assemble either in a large serving bowl or individual bowls by layering rice, beans, avocado, tomatoes or any other choices. Drizzle lots of sweet chili mustard sauce on top and toss everything together to coat the mixture well. Serve immediately. The sauce will thicken some overnight. Rice will get much thicker/stickier in the fridge overnight. You can "freshen" it back up by adding some water/broth and gently reheating it.

Recipe Notes

Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free, low-fat, high-protein
Nutrition per serving (based on 6): 399 calories, 5.5 g fat, 14.65 g protein, 74.1 carbs, 2.8 g sugars
Nutrition per serving of 1/4 cup sauce (makes 1 cup): 52.5 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g protein, 13.25 carbs, 12.5 g sugars


  1. Hi Brandi! You just swooped right in and saved the day for me!!!My daughter just got back from a school trip to Puerto Rico and asked if I can make something like she would've eaten down there. So I've been racking my brain over a rice and bean recipe that might even come close! Bam! Just like that this email arrived in my inbox!!!This will be dinner tonight, I'll let ya know how it went over with my family!!!Btw, I also loooooooove all things chili powdered!!! ;-)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yay! So happy this email was saving grace for you, haha! I don't know if this would be something your daughter would have eaten in Puerto Rico, but either way, I really hope you both love it, let me know! :)
      • Ok here's the deal... This recipe ROCKS!!! Daughter-Check, Husband-Check, Me-Check Check!!! Oooooohhhh and the sauce, can you Say AMAAAAAAZIIIIIING!!!!!!! Within 2 minutes of eating this my daughter says "Mom, this is good! Can you throw it into the "rotation" of weekly dinners?" God, that's like music to my ears!!! Thanks again for a grrrreat recipe!I also made the Coconut Brown Rice Crispy Cupcakes, which sorry to say, didn't go over so well with the hubby. :-( He said "Babe, don't tell me you're making Rice Crispy Treats then surprise me with these coconut things!" Hahahhaha Ooops! I haven't tried them yet and neither has my daughter because I made them at like 9:00 last night.
        • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
          Yay!! I'm SO happy to hear this recipe was such a hit for your whole family, that makes me so happy!! Thank you so much Diane for the feedback, I really appreciate it!! And LOL about the Rice Crispy Cupcakes!! My hubby HATES coconut too and does not like them either but some of my readers have made and loved them and I like them even though I'm not a huge coconut fan, it's not a huge amount, and it's offset with chocolate, so that is why I can tolerate the coconut flavor, lol! But my hubby won't like either coconut things, so definitely understand that. They definitely (as noted) are completely different than a traditional rice crispy treat...I really wanted to create my own kind of recipe, but hold tight...tell the hubby I'm working on a classic one!! Hehe! :)
    • they also have that in Nicaragua. It's called Gallo Pinto. Very yummy!!
  2. Hello Brandi, I love how simple this is yet so full of flavour those are the best meals especially after a long working day so easy to put together yet you don't fell like you're missing out! I'm super excited to try this sauce (3 ingredients! I'm in!). Have a great day xxx
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Petra! This sauce really works so good on so many things because it is so bold in flavor. It is really good inside tacos, burritos and as a fry dip. Heck, I bet it would be even good as a salad dressing! I have another recipe coming up featuring it too!
  3. This looks to die for!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Rebecca! I'm so glad the pictures did the recipe justice, haha!
      • Hi, I just made this recipe and OMG its so so good. I recently started eating vegan and this makes my life so much easier. Im so happy because my husband and my 3 yo loved it!!! Thank you!!!
        • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
          So wonderful to hear that Eugenia! Thank you so very much for the awesome feedback! Great to hear when even little toddlers love it!
  4. My next meatless Monday meal. I love avocados and very interested in that mustard sauce.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yay! It's really filling and full of good protein, so you will get super satisfied! Let me know when you make it! The sauce is very versatile!
  5. hmmmm, that looks super yummy!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Andie, it was REALLY yummy!
  6. I totally share your love of chili powder and this is the type of meal I make often (I heart leftovers). The sauce sounds like it takes it to a whole other level. Your peanut butter caramel sauce is still up there on my to-do list, but this might have to happen first.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thanks Jen! The sauce is definitely the STAR of this dish. Otherwise, it is just rice and beans like so many other dishes. But drizzling them with this bold flavored sauce and chopped avocado make it incredibly flavorful and addictive. BIG hit with the hubby!
  7. You are just rocking the fat-free creamy recipes lately! I love mustard in any sauce or dressing, and I appreciate the 'for less heat' chili modification. Rice bowls are pretty much a daily occurrence in my life, so I'm glad you took it in that direction ;)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you Natalie! Yes, I actually eat very low-fat for my day-to-day meals and reserve the more calorie/fat dense for desserts since I love rich desserts and they aren't an everyday occurence. Since I don't eat desserts everyday like regular meals, I stick to low-fat for the majority of my meals. :)
  8. Oh wow, this looks fantastic! My husband is a HUGE "Southwest flavor" food person and I know he would love this! I KNOW I would love it too! Heck, I would eat that rice by itself. It looks incredible. I don't know what my kids would think, but I think I should find out. Ha ha. I'd also love to make this and eat the leftovers for several days. Yum. I love chili powder too!
  9. My. Kind. Of. Meal.
  10. Looks fantastic Brandi, love those all inslusie bowls, It's a wonderful way to enjoy all that delicious food.
  11. This sauce is genius. Actually, you are a genius, my friend :) Love this so much -- will definitely be making this 3 ingredient sauce awesomeness soon <3
    • Made this sauce for lunch today -- 3 words: AH-MAY-ZING! :) Seriously, so good and easy -- I added a bit of paprika to mine too and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks for another great recipe. I'll share a pic on your fb page later <3
      • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
        YAY! I'm thrilled you loved it so much Audrey, thanks so much for the feedback! Simple easy sauces just make our lives better don't they, and the paprika sounds super yummy too!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Aww thanks so much Audrey, a compliment from you makes my day!! You are so incredibly kind! xo
  12. This looks like another winner! And….I probably have all the ingredients on hand. I'm LOVING your recipes. My husband (who is still an omnivore) has been enjoying more and more vegan meals. He actually asked me to start a list of his favorites. I am guessing this would be on his list. Keep the recipes coming! Now….if I could just get him to cut back on the soda and chocolate ;)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Aww thank you so much Julie! I am so happy you are enjoying the recipes, that makes me super happy!
  13. Ode to Chili! It makes me want to write a poem...but I am NOT good at poetry so I'll just lick the screen instead ;) This looks YUUUUUMMMMM!!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      So sorry for the late response Sophia! I got sooo many comments on this post that I just couldn't respond to them all right away...anyways, thank you!!
  14. I love beans and rice (+ avocado always!) and am liking the sound of that sauce. I'm not too sure what you mean by yellow wet mustard though...I usually use Dijon or occasionally English mustard but they're both really hot! Maybe American mustard is milder?
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yes, it's just regular yellow mustard, not Dijon or anything spicy. I added the word "regular" so people wouldn't use another specialty mustard. I wasn't aware that plain regular yellow mustard wasn't such a common ingredient outside the states.....it just says "Yellow Mustard" on the bottle. It's not spicy at all, just really tangy and has vinegar in it, so it works well for the sauce/dressing!
  15. What a delicious looking bowl - this is definitely my kind of meal. That sauce looks so heavenly, I can picture myself serving it with everything! Can't wait to try this out :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you Harriet! It really does seem to go really well on almost anything!
  16. This is totally my kind of meal! I too adore chili powder, and use it in a lot of my recipes. I think I know what I'm making for dinner tonight. Thanks!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Linda! My kind of meal too!
  17. I'm in a bean-grain roll lately and this looks heavenly! I'm going to try the chili-mustard sauce this weekend for sure. The sweet heat combo is absolutely my favorite flavor for savory. Love it ;)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Did you try it Angela? I agree...sweet and savory are my favorite!!
  18. Loved this recipe. SIMPLE ingredients, EASY to follow recipe and instructions, FAST prep and cook time (I consider anything under 1-hour fast because I love to cook and can spend hours in the kitchen...lol), DELICOUS flavor and SATISFYING. The sauce really takes the beans and rice over the top plus everything is better with avocado!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Nicolle for the awesome feedback!! I really appreciate it! Yes, this is a super simple and fast meal to throw together which I love!
  19. I made this last night and it was excellent! I made my rice in the insta pot and ended up adding tomato sauce (just 8 oz as that is all I had on hand) and chili powder at the end. Next time I will cook the rice in it. I did reduce the amount of maple syrup in half as just a personal preference. That sauce is awesome! I had also made a veggie lasagna and my husband had that with some of the sauce on it. Thank you for sharing such great recipes all the time!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yay! Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback Kathleen! I am so happy to hear you loved it so much!
  20. Oh my god, this was SO good! I asked on instagram if I could use read pepper instead of avocado and since you told me I should try them roasted, I did! I massaged the pepper in chili sauce and garlic poweder before I roasted it and it was sooo delicious!! I also left out the tomate sauce because I'm fairly histamin intolerant, and it was sooooo good regardless! :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Mirjam, thank you so much for such amazing feedback, I am so glad to hear it was such a hit! So glad the red pepper suggestion worked out well too!
  21. Made last week -super good. My meat eating husband even enjoyed! Added corn chips and vegan cheese as toppings-yum!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yay! I'm so glad to hear that Gina, thank you so much!! Oh, the chips and cheese do sound really yummy! Thank you for the feedback!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful Gina, I am so happy to hear that!! Bonus when the hubby loves it too!
  22. This is my kind of meal, Brandi!! I love easy, re-heatable meals like this that are packed with flavor!! Rice + beans are one of my favorite combos around here - so simple you really can't go wrong! :) And that sauce sounds amazing! I need to make this ASAP! I fee like this meal would be delicious in lettuce wraps as well for fun leftovers! YUM!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      OOh that does sound really good in lettuce wraps Ceara! We eat this a lot in tortillas but in lettuce wraps or crunchy tacos would be super delicious too! Thank you!
  23. This is my kind of recipe. I LOVE savory, and this is perfect! There's so much flavor. The best part is that it's simple and healthy. I already had all of the ingredients. The Sweet Chili Mustard Sauce has become my favorite go-to salad dressing. The maple syrup balances out the tartness of the mustard, and the chili powder kicks up the flavor in the best way. It's a great combo. This entire recipe can be eaten by itself, in a salad, or in a soup. It's amazing for lunch or dinner! :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Jessica for such awesome feedback! I'm so happy you loved this sauce so much and that it is now your go-to dressing! It is my new favorite as well!
  24. I made this last night and WOWWW!!! It's really good. I wouldve never thought such simple ingredients would make such a fabulous meal. I did sub some soaked dates for the maple syrup since the only sweetener I use is dates and it turned out great! Thank you, thank you thank you!! Hubby approved!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Estee for such wonderful feedback and all of your awesome pics on Facebook that you shared!! SO happy it's hubby-approved too!
  25. I love the look of this beautiful meal! Gorgeous! Will have to give it a go, we are big bean fans in my house!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much!! It is so delicious, I hope you enjoy it!
  26. Had this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I'm taking it for lunch tomorrow, and I know it will be just as good. Thanks for posting easy, healthful recipes--your site has become one of my favorites!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback Laura! I'm so happy you loved it so much, thank you for the kind words as well!
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  28. Made it and LOVED it!!!! Thanks so much for contributing to my sauce addiction! Love all our easy to make and delicious sauces!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Haha! Sauces are the best aren't they?!
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  30. Hallo. Das ist ein tolles Rezept, super auch für nicht vegan lebende Menschen, aber Vorsicht, Senf hat eine menge Fett! Viele Grüße, Jesse Gabriel
  31. Couldn't decide what to make for lunch tomorrow. Came across this recipe in my inbox. Had leftover beans, had leftover rice, had sauce ingredients...yum! Lunch is made in 2 mins flat :) Thanks for this and all your wonderful recipes! Going to make your Raw Cookie Dough Chocolate Fudge Cake on Friday for my son's birthday!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      I'm so happy to hear that Mary Ann! So glad you loved this and thank you so much for the feedback! I'll be anxious to hear what you think of the cake now too!
  32. This sauce is amazing!!! Slight mustard taste but then the sweetness of the maple syrup and the slight heat of the chili powder balances it out...WOW!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Shannon! I love how they each balance each other out, so glad you loved it!
  33. […] Here’s where things get weird. I love beans and rice – it was my go-to meal when I was a kid. So I was ridiculously excited to run into an office roommate who loves rice and chili. Together, we found this recipe for for a rice, black bean, and avocado bowl. […]
  34. We love chili powder, too!! But, my husband buys Ancho Chile Powder. Will that work? I guess I will find out shortly :) Thanks for you fabulous site xoxo
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Cyndi! I think that kind is hotter than regular chili powder, so I would just use less and add until the spice level is to your satisfaction. Let me know after you try it!
  35. I've had this pinned for a while and finally found a bottle of American yellow mustard (the sort sold for hotdogs) in the large supermarket. I made a half quantity of the sauce. I won't make THAT mistake again. Next time, I'll make DOUBLE quantities!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Haha! Yes, it's that good! I'm so glad you made it and loved it and yes, that is the exact kind of mustard I use! :) Thank you for the feedback!
  36. This look absolutely delicious! I'm glad I have the ingredients to make this because I will want it for dinner, pronto!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful Rachel! I hope you loved it!
  37. I love this sauce! Thanks so much I'm trying to figure out what else i can use it on
  38. I was in serious need of some vegan inspiration and here it is. A perfect go-to weekday recipe! I did add some bimi stalks for extra veg, which worked very well. I had some leftover sauce, and I'm already thinking of ways to use it, because it's delicious! Thank you, Brandi!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      So glad you loved this dish so much Harmien!! Thank you for the feedback!
  39. You must have completely different chilli powder in North America to what we have in Australia. There's no way we could eat a dish with as much chilli powder as this one. Recipe looks great but I would have to serious reduce the amount of chilli powder (eg. instead of 1 tablespoon, put in maybe 1/2 teaspoon). In Australia, when we say chilli powder, we mean PURE ground chillis - nothing else. I'm assuming in the US, your chilli powder is actually a blend of, say for example, ground chillis, paprika, oregano, cumin, garlic, onion - yes? Similarly our cayenne powder is even hotter than our chilli powder as it uses PURE hotter chillis than our normal chilli powder with no additives. It's something we always have to bear in mind when modifying US recipes.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Diane, yes, I guess so...I've heard that from another reader before. The one here in the states is a combo of chili powder, spices, garlic, etc....that's what it says on the back of the bottle. That's all I've ever used and it's definitely not too spicy, but a warm taste, rather than a hot spicy taste. If yours is totally different, then I would just add to taste until it's the spice you like. :)
  40. Hi Brandi - Made your roasted broccoli and rice bowl with Chipotle red pepper sauce. LOVE the red pepper sauce, could literally eat the red pepper sauce straight from the bowl! Need to cook my rice a little longer next time, it was kinda crunchy.Then I made your rice, black bean and avocado bowl with sweet chili mustard sauce. YUM! The avocado is a must for me! The amount of mustard surprised me at first but when I whisked the other ingredients with it, WOW! What a wonderful, comfort food kind of dish that's delicious! LOVED IT!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful Wendy! Thank you so much for leaving such awesome feedback, so happy to hear you loved this sauce so much! There are so many different varieties of brown rice out there, so you may just need to add a tiny bit more water to cook your rice in, maybe 1/4-1/2 cup and cook it until all the water has evaporated and let sit covered a few minutes and then fluff. Thanks again for the feedback!
  41. This is YUMMY! I was starving and altered the recipe a little so I could make quickly. I used the whole grain brown rice that you boil in the bag and once it was cooked I put the sauce with equal amount of water and chili powder and simmered for 5 mins. Came out perfectly. I didn't have any maple syrup so I used coconut nectar and the sauce was divine. Made the hubby try and requested a bowl of it and really liked it a lot. Great recipe!!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Brittany! I'm so happy to hear you loved this so much, thank you for the feedback!!
  42. Oh yum! Love anything in a bowl.
  43. Finally made it yesterday, was on my to-do list for ages! Instead of binging on Xmas food, I made myself this when I had a quiet day home after family happenings :) SO GOOD! Nothing beats your dishes with beans!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      I'm so happy to hear you loved this so much Barbara, thank you very much for the feedback!
  44. This has been on my list of things to make for a LONG time and I am so glad we finally did. Had this last night and devoured it. It was so simple to make and it had plenty of leftovers for my husband, who likes it so much he ate it cold!This recipe is a winner for us!
  45. OMG this is sooo good! And so so easy! I LOVE how easy it is! I was a little afraid of the large quantity of mustard since I'm not a huge mustard fan, but the sauce is truly amazing, mustard and all! I had a jar of sriracha mustard I've been wanting to use up, so I used that and was very impressed with the results, not too spicy. I got a little fancy with the toppings and added some thawed frozen sweet corn, diced green onion and shredded lettuce. This is so much better than going to Chipotle or Qdoba (No oil yay!)! Thank you so much for such a delicious easy recipe!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Oh, I'm so happy to hear you loved this recipe so much April, thank you so much for leaving such wonderful feedback! Adding corn sounds so delicious too, great idea!
  46. I just made this meal for our lunch/dinner today, and was a hit! I could definitely eat the sauce by itself...lol The combination of the sauce with the beans and rice was absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for making my new vegan life a little easier. :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and sharing your pic on Instagram! I'm so happy this was a hit for you and I agree, this sauce is good on it's own, lol!
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  48. Just made this....absolutely amazing! I added a huge handful of cilantro =)
  49. Made this last night, it was great. A nice, easy recipe that avoids added fat. I will use less salt and less mustard next time, and probably half the rice.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      So glad you enjoyed it Andrea! Yes, it makes a ton because I love leftovers but feel free to reduce!
  50. Hi Estee and all,How many soaked dates did you use? Thanks Diane
  51. […] Rice, Black Bean and Avocado Bowl – With a Sweet Chili Mustard Sauce! […]
  52. Brandi... this looks and sounds awesome. What brand of chili powder do you use? Thanks. :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Jeffrey! Any American brand should work fine. McCormick is fine or Fiesta. As long as it's standard chili powder blend. I know some brands in other countries are way different, as they are made from habanero peppers and is very hot.
  53. I made this tonight and it was incredible! The flavor is crazy awesome!
  54. I just made the sauce and put it on leftover Chipotle....YUMMM!!! Thank you!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      I'm so glad you loved it Tina! Thank you for the feedback!
  55. Just made this and it was sooo good! Supposed to be my lunches for the week but I doubt I'll have enough for even two. Thank you for sharing your talent. Keep up the great work!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful! So glad it was a hit!
  56. Hi! I just tried this- the meal is so filling, feels like eating great comfort food. And the sauce is really so good. It makes the whole dish. The only part I couldn't figure out was the rice. What is slow cooking brown rice? (I used white jasmine rice that i had on hand and it tasted good but next time, I'd like to try whichever brown rice you recommend). Thank you for putting the top 20 list together. This had made switching to vegan much less scary. :D
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Allie, so glad to hear you really enjoyed this! Slow cooking rice just means not instant. Basically in the rice isles you will find bags of brown rice. I love brown jasmine rice. White jasmine rice cooks twice as fast as brown, so the water ratios will be completely different. You need a lot more water for brown than white because of this. So glad to hear this list is helping so much!! Thank you for the wonderful feedback!
  57. Brandi, so easy yet so good! Thanks for another winning creation.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      So wonderful to hear that Sue, thank you!
  58. Brandi, this was delicious! You've proven again that something so simple can be so amazing. Thanks for another winner.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Oh, Sue, I just love getting your reviews! They are always making my day, thank you for the feedback!
  59. Just made this to take to work this week for lunches. It's not only super easy but super tasty. That sauce is terrific.

  60. I absolutely love the flavor of smoked paprkia. Do you think I could substitute any of the chili powder for the paprika? If so, how much and would you do it in the beans or the sauce (i'm guessing the beans since the reviews RAV about the sauce, I probably don't want to mess with that). Trying this TONIGHT!!!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Megan! Yes, you can certainly add it to the beans..maybe start out with 1/2 teaspoon and if you want it smokier, add more. Sorry I'm just seeing this, I was out all day!
  61. This was awesome! My husband wouldn't try the sauce but I loved it and will make it and this dish a regular at our house. I'm not sure how to upload a photo. Thank you!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Shannon, so glad to hear it! Oh, my comment section doesn't have a photo feature, sorry about that.
  62. This is awesome! I made this last week for dinner and it will become a staple recipe for us. The dressing is great on everything! My husband wouldn't even try the dressing. Oh well, more for me. :)Thank you for sharing this.

  63. This is an incredible recipe! I just started a whole foods, plant based, low fat (no oil) diet and was directed to this. I did not have very high hopes for rice and beans, to be honest, since I've had my share of bland dishes of the sort. The sauce is the super star of this dish and really takes it to the next level. It has made the diet transition so enjoyable :) Reminds me of the Costa Rican "Gallo Pinto" dish - but I like this even better! I feel better afterwards without things being cooked in oil, too. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Andi! So glad this one surpassed your expectations! The sauce is so delicious on so many things too! Thank you for the lovely review!
  64. I used this sauce as a dressing for a southwest style pasta salad. It was perfect and myself and 3 others loved it, thank you!
  65. Amazing!!! Made this today and it was great. My kids really liked it also. Thanks for the recipe
  66. DELICIOUS!!!

  67. I made this rice bowl for dinner tonight. I needed something quick and easy so I could use up my left over rice. I have been hesitant to make the dressing because I’m not crazy about mustard or anything with a vinegar taste. I made it anyway because it was a fat free dressing and I know how good you make everything taste. I loved it and so did my family. Perfection! I will definitely make it again.To the bowl I added Romaine lettuce, fresh zucchini, fresh bell pepper, and corn.Thank you for all these wonderful recipes you create! You are very talented in creating recipes!

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