HOMEMADE CHIPOTLE-INSPIRED BURRITO BOWL NIGHT!

Hey There!!

Tonight I decided to make Chipotle-inspired Veggie burrito bowls!! This is a very fun, healthy, and family-loving recipe that pleases the Tummy EVERY TIME!! This is a classic favorite in my house and we actually prefer it without meat since it’s very FILLING just the way it is. It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

So let’s get down to it….RECIPE TIME!! 

And trust me, You’ll enjoy!! 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice (I used Basmati Brown Rice)
  • 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed (OR soaked & cooked)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced (**IF you like Avocados)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Sour Cream (ANY amount that pleases you!)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (use your favorite!! I used Mozzarella & Mexican Four Cheese Mix)

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large saucepan of 1 1/2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; let cool and set aside.
  2. To assemble the bowls, divide rice mixture into serving bowls; top with lettuce, corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, homemade  salsa, shredded cheese, and cilantro.
  3. Serve immediately, top with sour cream.
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FOR THE HOMEMADE SALSA

  • one 28-ounce can whole plum tomatoes, including juice
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 or 2 jalepeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, optional and to taste
  • 1 or 2 handfuls cilantro leaves (I prefer 2)
  • about 3 tablespoons lime juice

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add all ingredients to food processor in the order listed. Pulse a few times to break up the large pieces, then process until texture is as smooth as desired.
  2. Taste the salsa and based on personal preference, adjust as necessary.
  3. Transfer to airtight container and let sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or 1 day for best flavor.
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***ALWAYS Remember that it’s very easy to make the appropriate substitutions for any ingredient that You’d like!! The BEST dishes are the ones that work PERFECTLY for YOUR taste buds!!♥

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