As promised, this week I’ll be sharing five super simple, delicious, and budget-friendly meatless recipes. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the post here where I offer easy to follow directions on How to Cook Dried Beans.
The recipe I am sharing with you today was inspired by Chipotle, one of my favorite places to eat – I especially love their burrito bowl! This homemade version of Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice bowl with black beans, sautéed bell peppers and onions is a perfect meatless meal that you can customize to include whatever toppings your family enjoys.
Chipotle Inspired Cilantro Lime Rice Burrito Bowl
Cilantro Lime Rice
(adapted from Food.com)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil or 1 teaspoon butter
2 teaspoons fresh cilantro
2/3 cup white Basmati rice
1 cup water
juice from 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil or butter over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted. Add rice and lime juice, stir for 1 minute. Add water and salt and bring to a full rolling boil. At boiling, cover and turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed – about 25 minutes. Add in the cilantro and fluff rice with a fork.
Vegetarian Chipotle Inspired Burrito Bowl
(Makes 4 bowls)
2 cups cooked Cilantro Lime Rice from recipe above
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup black beans
1/2 onion. 2 bell peppers, sliced
1 cup corn
1/2 head of lettuce, chopped
avocado or guacamole
Directions: Sauté onion and bell peppers with a small amount of butter and season as desired. I added a teaspoon of taco seasoning and it was great! Start with the lettuce and layer rice, beans, peppers, onions, and corn. Add any additional toppings desired.
This is such a gorgeous looking meal that’s both filling and great tasting. The cilantro lime rice really does taste like it was made at Chipotle, and I loved using the black beans that I made last week too. My meat and potato loving hubby really enjoyed this meal as well.