May 27, 2015

Homemade Burrito Bowls

Happy Wednesday Homies!

If any of you know me well, I LOVE Mexican food.  In particular, Chipotle has amazing and healthy options when I'm craving Mexican.  However, at almost $8 a pop after tax, I can't really afford to eat there all the time.  This weekend I had a craving for a burrito bowl and was getting ready to head out for one when I thought... SHOOT!  I have all the makings for one here.  Duh!

So this is a simple recipe I wanted to share with you!


2 C rice (I used jasmine brown rice)
3 3/4 C water
1/2 C chopped cilantro
1 can low sodium black beans
1 t cumin
1 t paprika
1 t chili powder
1 can corn
1 can Rotel (diced tomatoes and chilies)
1 head of romaine lettuce-chopped
1 avocado
1-2 limes
1 clove of garlic-minced


Add your rice, water, and a little salt to a sauce pan, cover, and bring to a boil.  Then reduce to a simmer and cook for 35-45 minutes.  (The bag usually has a cook time on it)
While your rice is cooking, chop up your lettuce and cilantro.

Rinse your beans and add to a sauce pan with a 2-3 T of water.  Add your cumin, paprika, and chili powder.  Heat the beans on low until they are warm.

Corn Salsa:
Easiest step right here!  Rinse your corn, drain your Rotel and combine in a bowl.  Boom!

Mash up your avocado in a bowl and add the juice of 1/2 to one lime (depending on your preference and the size of your lime).  Mince your garlic and add that to the avocado.  Stir to combine and add salt and pepper to taste.

Once your rice is done cooking, fluff with a fork or spoon.  Add the juice of one lime, your cilantro and a salt (if it needs it)

Then you just layer your goodies in a large bowl!  You can also add some shredded cheese or plain greek yogurt if that's your thing.  But the guacamole gives that creaminess I love and I find I don't need it.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

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