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Burrito Bowls

We love Mexican food and Chipotle is my girls’ favorite place to go eat, which is where the ‘burrito bowl’ inspiration came from. This is one of our favorite meals to have and it is so easy. You can customize it a million different ways and it’ll taste different every time, so you don’t get sick of it. The toppings you see are pretty standard around here, but it’ll vary depending on what I have in the house. We eat this a lot for meatless dinners because you get a decent amount of protein from the beans. But feel free to add a meat in! We do it occasionally and it just makes it that much more filling and delicious.


Burrito Bowls | a kitchen cafe


Burrito Bowls | a kitchen cafe


Prep: 20 minutes



rice (I usually do 1 1/2 cups Jasmine which serves all 4 of us for dinner and leaves enough leftovers for work and home lunches) I like to stir some salsa or cilantro and lime in once it’s done cooking for extra flavor

topping ideas:

black beans

pinto beans


grilled peppers and onions



green onions


red pepper

sour cream


green chiles


-Prepare rice. I cook mine on the stove, I think it gives it better flavor than a rice cooker. I warm the pan, add in a few drizzles of oil and pan fry the dry rice for a few minutes until it’s toasted and lightly browned. Add a nice pinch of salt and the water (2:1 water to rice), bring to a boil, then cover and simmer on low until done.

-Prepare toppings of choice.

-Assemble, eat, and be happy.



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  • Stephanie Hewitt

    Hi!! So if I wanted to add meat do you have a favorite recipe? We are chicken people generally.ReplyCancel

    • Hi! :) I usually just wing it, but I’d throw something like this in the slow cooker-

      4-5 chicken breasts
      1 small onion, diced
      1 tbsp garlic
      1 tsp cumin
      1 tsp salt
      1/2 tsp pepper
      1 cup of your favorite salsa
      1 cup chicken broth

      Throw it all in the slow cooker, stir to combine, then cook on low for 4-5 hours until cooked through. Shred, add another 1/4 cup salsa, juice of a lime, couple tsps of cilantro and salt to taste. Add in half a block of cream cheese at the end with the lime for a creamy version and then cook for another 30 minutes. ReplyCancel

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