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.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword rice black bean bowl, vegan buddha bowl, vegan Mexican bowl
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Brandi Doming



  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups (360g) slow-cooking jasmine brown rice
  • 1 cup 240 g tomato puree/sauce (not tomato paste) ( mine has salt added)
  • 1 tablespoon regular American salt-free chili powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons fine salt


  • two 15 oz cans low-sodium black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons regular chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • 1/2 cup (120g) regular yellow wet mustard
  • 1/4 cup (80g) pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons regular chili powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons water


  • 1 medium avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes


  1. Rinse the rice with 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 cook for 35-40 minutes until tender and all the liquid is gone. Remove from the heat, cover and steam 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. Add the "sauce" ingredients to a small bowl and whisk well until smooth. It will thicken best using a whisk. Add as much water to desired taste/consistency. 

  4. Assemble into serving bowls, layering with the rice, beans, avocado and tomatoes. Drizzle with lots of sweet chili mustard sauce and toss to coat everything. 

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