This is one of my go-to meals, and I make some version of it at least once a week. It’s just a really easy, simple, delicious, and healthy option that we fall back on whenever we fail to plan (which, to be honest, is often). Living in California, we have an abundance of delicious avocados (good thing, because they are my favourite food in the world and make every single thing better. Literally. Everything.) and also eat Mexican food on the regular. Here’s the recipe, which I feel somewhat silly calling it that, since it’s literally the easiest thing in the world.
Homemade Burrito Bowl Ingredients:
1/2 cup diced purple onion
optional: plain greek yogurt (identical to sour cream, but healthier!), tomatoes, romaine lettuce
Cook the brown rice in a rice cooker (1 cup rice to 2 cups water) and cook the black beans and corn separately on the stove. This meal tastes great with either cold or hot corn, so use whichever you prefer. Toss the corn, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, lemon juice and cilantro in a bowl together. Then create your bowl however you like! I layer the bottom with brown rice, then add black beans, the corn salsa mixture, and sliced avocado. Add hot sauce on top (I love Cholula) and romaine lettuce and whatever other toppings you’d like, and voila! Delicious homemade burrito bowl. This is also great with a hot crisp tortilla (I like multigrain!) or some tortilla chips on the side. Store leftovers in the fridge, and it’s even better the next day once all of the flavors have mingled. Yum.
What’s your go-to dinner recipe?
Umm, do you secretly work at Chipotle?
You have just solved a problem for me! I can’t get sour cream here in Italy but I can get Greek yoghurt! I never thought to use it as a replacement, so thank you!
Awww YAY I’m glad to be of service! ;) It is seriously shocking just how identical it tastes as a substitute!!
This looks so yummy! The recipe is so versatile –you can make into a burrito bowl like you did or even turn it into a salad or wrap. Avocados are my favorite too. I can literally sit there and eat an entire one in one sitting haha.
YES you can do endless things with this recipe! It’s just the beginning! :) You and me both, just sitting here eating our avocados, haha ;)
It looks yummy. I am going to start to eat healthier and more of a variety because of your inspiration :)
Awww Laci that makes me SO happy to hear!!! :) Let me know if you want more recipe ideas or anything!
i have a very similar recipe :) it’s filed in my recipe box as faux chipotle burrito bowl lol.
YES that’s what I refer to this one as too, especially when I put romaine lettuce in it! Chipotle ain’t got nothin’ on us ;)
Erin @ Love, Fun & football
Yum yum YUM!!! All my favorite things in one place. I eat avocados like it’s my job! :)
YESSSS me too, girl. We should start an Avocado Appreciation Club. We can be co-presidents.
we make a plant-based version of this probably…. 4 times a week..? is that bad? we DO live in southern california soo…
i could live off mexican food every damn day and never complain about it!
Girlfriend, that sounds just like us! We make some version of this more than I’d like to admit ;) And amen amen amen to the mexican food all day errr day thing. It is the besttttt
I make a really similar bowl most weeks! I’ve been adding a lot of tomatoes from our garden this summer. And jalapenos too.
I like to mix it up sometimes and make a sushi-style bowl with brown rice, cucumber, avocado, edamame, crushed up nori seaweed, sesame seeds and sometimes a little crab salad. It’s pretty delicious too.
OMG I must try the sushi bowl! Such a good idea!!!
YUM! Like Chipotle, but much healthier!
Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget
Exactly!! I love me some homestyle Chipotle! ;)
You just made this evening’s dinner! Yay!
YAY! Glad to be of service! ;)
MY kind of meal! Thanks for putting it up here – I think we will eat that tonight! BTW, it is very much like my Mexican Quinoa:
Yayyy, enjoy!! :) And that Mexican quinoa looks good, too!
This. Oh my gosh THIS is so happening in our house tomorrow night! Sounds soooo yummy!