Cilantro Lime Rice & Mole Beans

Cilantro Lime Rice & Mole Beans

Cilantro Lime Rice & Mole Beans makes for a delicious restaurant-style trio that you can serve with tortillas and pair with fresh avocado, sour cream, or salsa. You can try and mix and match the vegetables or add another protein to your fajitas, like mole or adobo chicken, carnitas, el pastor, or tempeh!


Serves: 4-5 Time: 35-40 minutes

Cilantro Lime Rice & Mole Beans

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbs vegetable or olive oil

Mole Beans

  • 1 can red or black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 Tbs mole sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Dash of salt and black pepper to taste

Chipotle Veggie Fajitas

  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced or diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, thinly sliced or diced
  • 1 medium squash, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 Tbs Vegetable or olive oil


Cilantro Lime Rice

  1. In a medium stovetop pot, set the heat to high.
  2. Once hot, add the vegetable oil and rice and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Quickly add the vegetable broth and seasonings and stir continuously.
  4. Cover the pot with a lid and allow it to come to a boil.
  5. Once boiling, stir again and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the rice is done.
  6. Stir occasionally and add water or broth if the rice absorbs too quickly and isn’t fully cooked.
  7. Toward the end of cooking, add in the lime juice and cilantro.

Mole Beans

  1. In a medium stovetop pot, set heat to medium-high.
  2. Add the beans and tomatoes, and mole sauce, stirring together well.
  3. Reduce heat to low, add seasonings, cover with a lid, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Chipotle Veggie Fajitas

  1. In a large skillet, set heat to medium-high.
  2. Once hot, add the oil. After the oil is hot, begin sautéeing the onions.
  3. Stir the onions for about 5-7 minutes before adding the bell pepper, squash, and cauliflower.
  4. Cook the vegetables together for about 10 minutes before adding the seasonings and chipotle pepper. Reduce heat to medium and stir until vegetables are tender and seasoned to your preferred taste.

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