BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Rice Cakes over Black Bean Puree with Mango-Avocado Relish and Fried Plantains

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:15
  • Estimated Cost $8.50

Rice and beans are the ultimate BrokeAss food—healthy, filling, tasty and, perhaps most importantly, cheap. So, it came as no surprise that, due to the leftovers from the dinner party I had earlier this week, rice and beans would be my dinner tonight…

But throwing leftovers together in a bowl and microwaving them just isn’t my style, so I came up with this sexy, vegan rendition of everyone’s favorite complete protein combination.


  • 2 cups cooked rice $2
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained $1
  • 1/2 red onion, diced $0.50
  • 1/2 mango, diced $1.50
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped $1
  • 1/2 avocado, diced $1
  • juice of one lime $0.50
  • salt to taste Pantry
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided Pantry
  • 1 plantain, sliced into 1/2"-thick pieces on the bias $1

Recipe Serves 2


  1. Heat the beans in a small pot with 3 tbsp water over medium heat until fully heated. Puree using an immersion blender or a potato masher until smooth. Turn off heat.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Heat the rice in a small pot or the microwave until warm to the touch. Stir in 2-3 tbsp water until the rice becomes sticky. Use wet hands to carefully shape the rice into patties, about 3 1/2" wide and 1" thick. Fry the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side, until a thick crust forms. Add more oil if needed. Flip very carefully and don't worry if the patties fall apart--they'll still be delicious and it won't matter when you serve them. Keep the patties warm in the pan with the heat turned off until ready to serve.
  3. Heat the remaining tbsp of olive oil in a medium frying pan over high heat. Add the plantain slices and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.
  4. Toss together the mango, onion, avocado, cilantro, lime and salt to taste. Set aside.
  5. To assemble, divide the black bean puree between two plates. Top with rice cakes and mango-avocado relish. Serve plantains on the side.

Leave a Comment

Textile help (For formatting your comment)

What They're Saying

Denise, on May 12, 08:09 PM, wrote:

I have not tried this yet, but I am always interested in good rice/bean recipes. Cant wait, it sounds delicioso!!thanks

Mobdro app, on Dec 7, 02:27 AM, wrote:

After searching for the best entertainment application online, I fortunately found this app. It just allows me to enjoy the day with unlimited movies and tv shows. The best part is, there is no subscription fees so, I enjoy movies without losing out even a penny from my pocket.

showbox movies, on Jan 21, 04:01 AM, wrote:

Thanks for sharing your awesome thought with us its really helpful for reader like me.

Galaxy Note 8, on Apr 17, 07:49 AM, wrote:

After the debacle of the Note 7 last year, Samsung is eager to regain the reputation of this coveted series by the upcoming Samsung Note 8. With an improved battery and better specs, Note 8 is going to be a beast of a device. Want to know more about Note 8? Check this website.

how to troubleshoot, on Apr 18, 11:53 PM, wrote:

solve all your error code issue and access as fast as possible.

judi togel, on Oct 3, 03:37 AM, wrote:

rice cake

read more info, on May 28, 03:58 AM, wrote:

Just attempt to define one’s substance can be as amazing. This top quality with your article is wonderful which I might assume you” re a master for this problem. Much valued a selection of together with you ought to most definitely occur the fulfilling function.

situs judi togel, on Oct 16, 02:43 AM, wrote:

I like your recipe so much. Thank’s for shareing to us ..