Our Rice & Bean Cups are already pretty incredible. They’re plant-based, vegan meals that are ready in just minutes. Perfect for on-the-go, quick lunches, and even camping trips. Just add hot water or microwave for 60 seconds, wait 6 minutes, and voilà! you have a delicious and flavorful meal.
So how do you make a good thing even better, you ask? Well, by adding new, exciting ingredients of course! By incorporating your favorite veggies, toppings, fruits, or mix-in’s, you elevate the Rice & Bean Cup as your personal creation. Here are just three ways we love to enjoy our Rice & Bean Cups, wherever we are:
1. Add an Avocado
Best used in: Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans
Put an avocado on top of the cilantro lime rice with black beans, and then maybe bring tortillas into the mix for some easy veggie tacos! By adding the avocado, you incorporate some healthy fats to complete a balanced meal with the black beans and rice. The tacos are an added bonus!
2. Top with Plantain Chips
Best used in: Spanish Style Rice with Pinto Beans
Top the Spanish style rice with plantain chips to bring some crunch to every bite. Plantain chips, whether lightly salted or plain, bring another layer of flavor to this already delicious combination. Plantains are commonly used in Latin American dishes as a side dish or accompaniment to meals at any time of day. So it’s the perfect way to round out these rice and beans inspired by Latin American flavors!
3. Mix in Hummus
Best used in: Lemon Dill Rice with Navy Beans, Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans
When a Women’s Bean Project staff member shared this variation with the team, it blew our minds. Mix hummus into the lemon dill rice or cilantro lime rice to instantly create a flavorful dip. Grab your favorite chips, veggies or pita and you have created an entire dish! The hummus mixed in adds a great texture, along with more flavor and plant-based protein from the chickpeas. We like it with the lemon and lime flavored rices as the citrus complements the hummus well.
What are some ways you have made our Rice & Bean Cups your own? Have you added other awesome ingredients? We want to know – share your ideas in the comments below!