Monday, October 24, 2011

Meatless Monday: Burrito Bowl...

A week ago I was sorting through my pantry, trying to dig up something for our Meatless Monday dinner.  Beans?  Check.  Rice? Check. A fridge full of veggies? Check.

After displaying what I had on the counter, I realized that all of these ingredients might just make a good burrito bowl.

What was born from this combination was a dish reminiscent of a Chipotle burrito bowl...minus the steak (which is usually my meat of choice).  It was really great and the whole family enjoyed it!

Burrito Bowl

2 cups brown rice
1 chicken boullion cube
1 Can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 cup cooked corn
2 carrots shredded
1/4 red onion diced very fine
2 Roma tomatoes diced 
1/4 cup (or more per taste) Newman's Own Cilantro Lime dressing
Warmed Flour Tortillas

Garnish:  cilantro, shredded Monterrey jack cheese, avocado, salsa, chopped spinach (or other leafy green) and sour cream

Cook rice according to package directions, adding the boullion cube to the boiling water along with the rice.
Cook the corn and combine with the rice, beans, carrot, onion, and tomato.  Drizzle dressing over all, toss lightly and garnish with cilantro.  Place warmed tortillas in the bottom of each bowl, top with rice mixture, a bit of cheese and spinach and garnishes of your choice.


Laurie J said...

wow. 2 things: throwing the boullion cube in w/the rice--genius. and the cilantro lime is a dressing that's going on my shopping list like NOW--sounds amazing!
happy (meatless)monday!

Mamasita said...

yum yum and more yum!!!! this is right up my alley!!! thanks for sharing dearie! :-)

Josh and Nicole said...

Made your burrito bowl last week. I used yellow "Spanish" rice instead since that's what I had on hand. It was easy lunch idea too! Thanks!