One of the first restaurants I fell in love with in Minneapolis was Tao Natural Foods. My mom and I went to Tao on a whim for lunch after signing the lease at my big girl apartment almost 2 years ago!
I instantly fell in love With Taos charm, their simple menu chalked full of good for you options and their pleasant staff. To this day, whenever I go to Tao, I always order their Avocado Rice Place. This dish is delicious yet simple. The plate is a combination of rice, black beans, tomatoes, and avocado; drizzled with a little soy sauce and sesame oil for flavor. Like I said simple yet delicious!
I love Tao's Avocado Rice Plate so much that I have recreated this simple bowl at home countless times. I generally have all the ingredients on hand, and this simple meal takes little to no prep time! It really is a no fuss delicious dinner. Recently I have been subbing in a combination of quinoa and wheat berries for the rice! Pick your favorite grain, sub in any vegetable you like you really cannot go wrong!
The Avocado Rice Plate - Tao Natural Foods
2 Tomatoes Chopped and Seeded
1 Avocado, Pitted and thinly sliced
1/2 Cup Quinoa
1/2 Cup Wheat Berries
1 Can Black Beans (low sodium, drained and rinsed)
Sesame Oil and Low Sodium Soy Sauce for Serving
1- Combine quinoa and wheat berries with 2 cups of water in a medium sauce pan. Cook for 40 minutes or until water is gone and wheat berries are tender.
2- Assemble your plate. - Divide Quinoa/Wheat Berry mixture among 4 plates (or portion out a serving and store remaining). Top your grain mixture with 1/4 - 1/3 Cup beans. Divide tomatoes among the four plates and top with avocado slices. Drizzle with sesame oil and soy sauce if desired.