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DIY Burrito Bowl

Ok please do not hate me for what I'm about to say! LOL! I am NOT a huge fan of that one place that sells these. I will mention no names... Anyway, I love the idea of them and they look so very good! I am going to make one at home. When? I do not know yet but I am.

DIY Chipotle Burrito Bowl (This is the original name of the recipe)

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Serves: 4 bowls
Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt for cooking (kosher salt)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
Garlic Beans
  • 1 can black or pinto beans (I really like black beans)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ tsp dry oregano
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • dash of chipotle pepper (optional)
  • 1 green bell pepper (do not use if you have any type of inflammatory issues/disorders)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • ½ tbsp grapeseed oil
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ tsp salt (kosher salt)
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • fresh salsa
  • guacamole
  • vegan cheese (lactose free is also an option)
  • shredded lettuce
Cilantro Lime Rice
  1. Cook the rice according to the directions on the package (usually for 40-45 minutes). Before water starts to boil add salt and bay leaves.
  2. Once the rice is cooked, place in a large bowl and add lemon juice, lime juice and cilantro. Mix well.
Garlic Beans
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pot and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  1. Cut peppers and onion into strings.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  3. Add red onion to the skillet and sauté for 3 minutes over medium/high heat.
  4. Add cut peppers and cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Add the seasoning and continue cooking until the vegetables are soft (about 2 minutes).
Burrito Bowls
  1. To assemble the bowls, simply divide the rice, beans and vegetables between 4 bowls and add the toppings.

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