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Bean And Rice Burrito Bowl

Bean And Rice Burrito Bowl

Looking for a healthy and delicious meal? Look no further than this bean and rice burrito bowl recipe! This dish is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner in under 30 minutes. The best part of this dish is that you can customize it to your own taste. You can add your favorite toppings, such as guacamole, salsa, or sour cream.

How Healthy Is A Burrito Bowl?

A burrito bowl is a very healthy dish, of course, that depends on what you put in it. It is packed with nutrients and is a quick meal that can be made and ready to eat in about 20 minutes. At the end of the day, you’re eating a bowl of whatever your favorite meats and vegetables are so what’s not to love?

Is A Burrito Bowl Healthier Than A Burrito?

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A burrito bowl is typically healthier than a burrito because it contains fewer calories and fat. A typical burrito can contain upwards of 700 calories, whereas a burrito bowl averages around 400-500 calories.

What Does A Burrito Bowl Contain?

A typical burrito bowl contains rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream. You can also add other toppings, such as avocado or grilled chicken. The beauty of this dish is that you can make it as healthy or indulgent as you like.

Trying To Cut Back On Rice?

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If you are looking to cut back on rice, there are a few things you can do. First, try using quinoa, it’s a great substitute for rice. Another great option you can use that’s extremely low in calories if you’re concerned about that is cauliflower rice. You can also add more vegetables to your bowl. Lastly, try using a smaller amount of rice or mix half rice and half cauliflower rice. By doing this, you will still get all the flavor without all the carbs.

Why Use A Pressure Cooker For Rice?

A pressure cooker is a great way to cook rice. It’s quick and easy, and it doesn’t require much effort. Plus, it yields perfectly cooked rice every time. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can use a regular pot on the stovetop. Just be sure to follow the instructions on the package of rice you’re using.

Cilantro Lime Rice

Rice is at the heart of this burrito bowl, so it makes sense to add flavor to it with some cilantro lime rice. It’s an extra step but it will be worth it and it’s simple to do. All you need is cilantro, fresh lime juice, and your rice. Before adding your toppings simply squeeze some fresh lime juice over the rice and freshly chopped cilantro, add some fresh lime zest with a pinch of salt and mix. Simple and easy cilantro lime rice that will elevate your burrito bowls. My recipe for Cilantro Lime rice is here.

Bean And Rice Burrito Bowl

Servings
2
Prep time
5
minutes
Calories
220
Cook time
15
minutes

Total time 20 minutes

Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jasmine rice/white rice
  • 1 cup of red beans or black beans ( we used canned)
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp guacamole
  • Cilantro to taste
  • 2 tbsp olives
  • (optional) hot sauce
Bean And Rice Burrito Bowl

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What Seasonings Work Well With Burrito Bowls?

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There are endless possibilities when it comes to seasonings for your burrito bowl. Some of our favorites include cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and taco seasoning. You can also add fresh herbs, such as cilantro or parsley.

What Sauces Should I Use?

burrito bowl sauces

There are many different sauces you can use on your burrito bowl. Some popular options include salsa, guacamole, adobo sauce, avocado crema, and hot sauce. Choose whichever sauces you like best!

How Many Calories Are In Burrito Bowls?

The number of calories in a burrito bowl depends on what ingredients you use. However, on average, a burrito bowl with rice, black beans, and vegetables contains about 400-500 calories. This version has approximately 220 calories, and you can go lower if you’re trying to lose weight by mixing half rice and half cauliflower rice or just doing all cauliflower rice.

Directions

  1. Measure out and prepare rice as directed. (we used a pressure cooker)
  2. Place red beans in a microwave-safe bowl with the liquid, cover, and cook for 3 1/2- 4 minutes.
  3. Wash and dice your cilantro and get the rest of your ingredients prepared.
  4. Once the rice is done place in a bowl, add beans and the rest of your toppings, and enjoy!

Notes:

  • Greek Yogurt is a great option for burrito bowls and adds more protein.
  • This is a vegetarian version of our burrito bowls but you can add grilled chicken breasts, chicken thighs, ground beef, or any other protein you want. Don’t forget to season your protein with some taco seasoning.

Customizing Your Burrito Bowl.

Now that you know how healthy and delicious burrito bowls can be, try customizing your own! Start with your favorite rice or quinoa. Then, add your favorite beans. Black beans and pinto beans are both great options. Next, add your favorite vegetables. Some of our favorites are romaine lettuce, roasted veggies, cherry tomatoes, corn, tomatoes, red onion, and pico de gallo. Lastly, top it off with your favorite toppings. As we mentioned before, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream are all great options.

Meal Prepping For The Week.

burrito bowl meal prep

This dish is perfect for meal prep. Simply make a large batch of rice and beans at the beginning of the week. You can use meal prep containers that make it even easier. Then, when you’re ready to eat, just add your favorite toppings. This will save you time and money throughout the week.

Bean And Rice Burrito Bowl

Bean And Rice Burrito Bowl

David
Looking for a healthy and delicious meal? Look no further than this bean and rice burrito bowl recipe! This dish is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner in under 30 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 2
Calories 220 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Jasmine Rice (Rice of Choice)
  • 1 Cup Red Beans (Beans of Choice)
  • 2 TBSP Light Sour Cream
  • 2 TBSP Guacamole
  • 2 TBSP Olives
  • Cilantro to Taste
  • Hot Sauce (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • Measure out and prepare rice as directed. (we used a pressure cooker)
  • Place red beans in a microwave-safe bowl with the liquid, cover, and cook for 3 1/2- 4 minutes.
  • Wash and dice your cilantro and get the rest of your ingredients prepared.
  • When the rice is done place it in a bowl, add beans and the rest of your toppings, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Greek Yogurt is a great option for burrito bowls and adds more protein.
  • This is a vegetarian version of our burrito bowls but you can add grilled chicken breasts, chicken thighs, ground beef, or any other protein you want. Don’t forget to season your protein with some taco seasoning.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal
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Summary

Burrito bowls are a healthy and delicious meal that can be customized to your own taste. This burrito bowl recipe is packed with nutrients and is a quick meal that can be made and ready to eat in about 20 minutes. You can use quinoa or cauliflower rice to cut back on carbs, and a pressure cooker yields perfectly cooked rice every time. With so many possibilities out there, you can have different style burrito bowls every night. Thank you so much for checking out our recipe! What’s Your favorite way to make burrito bowls? Let us know below.

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