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BLT Rice Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing

Classic BLT gets a delicious spin with this BLT Rice Bowl recipe with a creamy (dairy-free) Avocado Lime Dressing.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword blt recipe, easy dinner ideas, easy dinner recipe, rice bowl recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 7 servings
Calories 359 kcal
Author Samantha

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 2 cups rice*
  • 1/2 lbs bacon, sliced into 10 cm wide pieces
  • 1 small head of lettuce, thinly sliced such as Romain Lettuce or Green Leaf
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

Dressing:

  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice from 3-4 limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

Salad:

  1. Prepare rice as per package instructions. Set aside.

  2. Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crispy, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Set aside

Dressing:

  1. Place avocado, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, and salt in a blender. Mix on high until smooth.

Assembly:

  1. Serve rice with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and the dressing on the side.

Recipe Notes

* or previously cooked rice equal to 5-6 cups cooked. I've used both white and short grain brown rice to great success. 

Nutrition Facts
BLT Rice Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 908IU18%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.