These burrito bowls have been on a few of my weekly meal plans recently. There are LOTS of delicious looking recipes for these floating around the internet. But more often than not, ease wins out with my meals! I’m not a natural in the kitchen, so I tend toward things that are relatively simple and fail-proof. Oh… and cheap! (:
My sister recently shared a recipe for burrito bowls that she uses. She got the recipe out of a 5-ingredient cook book. All I did was modify the recipe to match our taste… Easy peasy!
So if you are looking for a quick dish that calls for few ingredients, this might be just what you need! You can, of course, adjust the amounts of each ingredient to your taste. And this dish makes great leftovers!
- 3 Cups brown rice
- 1 jar of salsa
- 3 Tbsp. chopped cilantro (or more, or less, depending upon taste)
- 1/4 Cup chopped onion
- 1/4 Cup sliced jalapenos (or more, or less, depending upon taste)
- 1 Cup Greek yogurt
- Shredded cheese to taste
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- Optional: 1 can black beans (we don’t use these, because Andrew won’t eat beans.)
- Optional: 1.5 Cups cooked meat (steak, ground beef, chicken, or shrimp.)
*If I have meat leftover from another dish I’ve made earlier in the week, I will use it in this recipe. If I don’t,
I just leave out the meat altogether. It still tastes great, and it’s filling enough without meat!
- Cook brown rice according to instructions on the package.
- While the rice is cooking, put the onion, meat, black beans, jalapenos, cilantro, and salsa in a medium-sized pan over low/medium heat. Cook just until the onions are done and everything is warm.
- Pour the pan’s contents into the brown rice.
- Squeeze lime juice over the entire dish.
- At this point, you can either mix your cheese and Greek yogurt into the rice dish, or you can dish up individual servings and top each serving with Greek yogurt and cheese. We like ours mixed in.
- Serve alone, over greens, or with corn or whole grain tortillas.
- Optional: garnish with cilantro and/or guacamole.
This makes 4-6 servings, depending on how hungry you are!
After we ate our burrito bowls last night we watched a documentary on Netflix about Chipotle… How fitting!