This Mexican-style dish gets a jolt of smoky flavor from chipotle salsa.
In a 2- to 3-quart pan, combine water and salt; bring to a boil over high heat. Add rice, cover pan, reduce heat, and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is tender to bite, about 20 minutes.
When rice is done, stir in black beans, salsa, and cheese until well mixed. Spoon into bowls and top with sour cream and sliced avocado, if desired.
Per Serving: 492 calories; protein 17.9g; carbohydrates 66.9g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 26.5mg; sodium 1240.3mg.