DIY food: mole bowl


i got this Mole sauce a while back at CRAFTED – posted about it here – it’s made by San Angel Mole (you can buy it online here!). i love black mole for it’s rich, complex flavor and having it in jarred form makes life even easier…maybe one day i’ll try to make my own.

anyways, in a quick pinch the other night, i made a combo bowl of sauteed rice and beans and onions with steamed green beans, carrots and mushrooms on top, then smothered it with San Angel Black Mole and garnished with a half an avocado! deliiishhhh!

Mr. Kate’s Vegan Mole Bowl with San Angel Black Mole Sauce

Prep It:

  • 10oz of cooked or pre-cooked and frozen brown rice – i used a package of Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice medly
  • 1 can of pinto beans
  • 1 onion choppe
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 cup of mushrooms in quarters
  • a nice handful of green beans in 1 inch slices
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 lime
  • oil for sauteing
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of chile powder
  • a jar of Mole sauce


  1. saute your onions in oil in a pan – once translucent add a pinch of salt and your pre-cooked rice to heat. add your beans to heat and flavor the mix with your paprika and chile powder.
  2. in a pot with water and a steamer basket, steam your carrots, green beans and mushrooms until bright green/orange but still crisp – don’t overcook!
  3. heat your mole in a sauce pan
  4. serve your bowl in a bowl (duh) with the rice/bean mix at the bottom and the steamed veggies on top – smother with some mole sauce and garnish with sliced avocado and some lime wedges on the side…. yum!


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