This delicious Mexican rice bowl with tortilla chips is a delicious and flavourful meal. Here, packs of pre-cooked rice and lentils speed up the process of putting together a filling, nourishing, balanced vegetarian meal.

You can prepare this one in advance and it will keep for several days. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for workday lunches or to take to events with you.


For the tortilla chips

  • 1 pack corn tortillas
  • 1-2 tbsp rapeseed oil

For the rice bowl

  • 1 pack pre-cooked brown rice
  • 1 pack pre-cooked lentils
  • 200g can kidney beans, drained
  • 200g can sweetcorn, drained
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 100g radishes, thinly sliced
  • 100g baby tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 fresh green chilli, thinly sliced
  • 2 gem lettuces, shredded
  • 25g bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped

For the dressing

  • 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime, grated zest and juice

To serve

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • soured cream or creme fraiche


  • STEP 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Cut each tortilla wrap into 8 triangles and lay these on a baking sheet. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake in an oven for 8mins, until the chips start to brown. Leave to cool for 5mins and they will crisp up like magic!

  • STEP 2

    Whisk the dressing ingredients together. Combine the rice bowl ingredients in a bowl and toss with the dressing ingredients.

  • STEP 3

    Serve in bowls, with avocado slices and soured cream.

Boost recovery - mix in ground cumin, coriander, smoked paprika and oregano. Toss with some sliced chicken breast and sauté in a little oil until cooked.

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Kate PercySports nutrition cook and author

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