Easy Homemade Burrito Bowl – Fresh and Healthy Recipe

Ingredients:

Base:

  • 2 cups cooked rice (white, brown, or cilantro-lime if you have it)

Protein:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cooked and shredded (or substitute with cooked ground beef, black beans, or tofu for vegetarian options)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Toppings:

  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Salsa of your choice (pico de gallo, store-bought, etc.)
  • Guacamole or sliced avocado
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (optional)
  • Lime wedges

Instructions:

Prep your protein:

  • If using chicken or beef, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Season the meat with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook until browned and cooked through. Shred the chicken with two forks or chop the beef.

Assemble the bowls:

  • Divide the cooked rice into four bowls.
  • Add even portions of your chosen protein, beans, corn, tomatoes, and cheese to each bowl.
  • Top with generous dollops of your favorite salsa and guacamole (or avocado).
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, a spoonful of sour cream or yogurt (if you like), and a squeeze of lime.

Optional Additions:

  • Fajita Veggies: Sauté sliced bell peppers and onions with your protein for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Cilantro-Lime Rice: Use a premade recipe or cook your rice with lime zest, lime juice, and chopped cilantro.
  • Spice It Up: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a drizzle of hot sauce if you enjoy heat.

Tips:

  • This recipe is highly customizable – feel free to adapt it to your preferences.
  • Double the recipe for easy meal prep. Store individual portions in the refrigerator for lunches or dinners throughout the week.
  • Let everyone build their own bowl for a fun twist!

Enjoy your delicious, healthy, and satisfying homemade burrito bowls!

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