Monday, March 25, 2013

Cilantro Lime Rice Black Bean Burrito Bowls

We found this recipe from Two Peas & a Pot. We made some modifications (substituting rice for quinoa, not adding as much cilantro, and serving with tortilla chips) and it was delicious. One lesson we learned is that Greek yogurt is an awesome substitute for sour cream!

Cilantro Lime Rice (or Quinoa) Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Ingredients for Rice/Quinoa:
  • 2 cups of rice or quinoa (we used red rice)
  • 1 tbsp of cilantro
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
Ingredients for Black Bean Mixture:
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 2 15 oz cans of black beans
  • 1 15 oz can of sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp of chili powder
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
Ingredients for Serving:
  • Lettuce or spinach (chopped or shredded)
  • Greek yogurt
  • Salsa
  • Tomatoes (chopped or diced)
  • Avocado (chopped)
  • Cheese
  • Tortilla chips
  1. Cook the rice (or quinoa) according to package directions (generally 2 cups of rice or quinoa need about 4 cups of water and cook for either 45 minutes or 20 minutes respectively). Add cilantro and lime juice when done cooking.
  2. In another pan on medium heat, saute the onions in olive oil until slightly browned. 
  3. Add the minced garlic and saute for a few more minutes on medium heat.
  4. Add the black beans, corn, water, cilantro, and chili powder to the onion/garlic mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until most of the water is gone (about 15 minutes). 
  5. Stir in lime juice. 
  6. To serve, put rice (or quinoa) on the bottom of the bowl then add the rest of the ingredients in the order of your preference. We did the rice first, followed by the black bean/corn mixture, then all of the serving ingredients (lettuce, tomatoes, greek yogurt, salsa, cheese, avocado). Then we mixed it all together and ate it with tortilla chips. You could also crumble the tortilla chips into the mixture or put them on the bottom of the bowl. The most important thing is to find a way you like and enjoy!
All the serving ingredients (except the tortilla chips)

Ready to eat!
Before mixing everything together.

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