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Rice and Beans Jicama Slaw Bowl


5 Servings

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

6 Hours

Total Time:

6 Hours, 20 Minutes

Can you ever really go wrong with rice and beans? Rice and beans are low cost, easy to make, and never disappoint from a taste standpoint. Rather than making yet another recipe with just rice and beans, I turned things up a notch with seasoned sweet potatoes and jicama slaw.



  • 16 oz dried pinto beans

  • 5-6 cups of veggie broth or water

  • 1 yellow onion

  • 1 large jalapeno

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 2 teaspoons of cumin

  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano

  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt

  • ½ teaspoon of pepper


  • 4 cups of water

  • 2 cups brown rice

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt

  • ½ cup of chopped fresh cilantro

Sweet Potatoes:

  • 3 large potatoes

  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon of cumin

  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika

Jicama Slaw: 

  • 1 medium jicama, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced

  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions

  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage

  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • Pinch cayenne

  • Pinch paprika

  • Salt to taste


  • Avocado

  • Salsa

  • Cilantro



Finely chop onion, seeded jalapeno, and garlic. Place all the ingredients minus the salt and pepper into a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Start checking at 6 hours and taste. Add the salt and pepper for the last hour of cooking.


Rinse rice. Bring water and brown rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 30 to 45 minutes. Fluff with a fork then mix in lime juice, cilantro, and sea salt.

Sweet Potatoes:

Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1” pieces. Add to a large pot of boiling water and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are just tender enough to poke with a fork. Once done cooking, toss sweet potatoes in seasoning. Finish off in the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 degrees or in the over for 8 minutes at 400 degrees.

Jicama Slaw:

Toss ingredients together in a bowl, sprinkling seasonings on last.

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