By: Erin Kukura, MS, RD
UCSD Recreation Dietitian
One of my favorite go-to meals is a burrito bowl! It’s delicious, flavorful, healthy and full of endless possibilities!
Today I’m going to show you how to make one of my favorites and provide a few other delicious alternatives:
- First, start my making your grain (this usually takes the longest to make). I also like roasted corn (can roast ahead of time or simply microwave frozen corn).
- Bonus tip: You can also utilize frozen rice, quinoa or even microwaveable packets to save on time when needed!
- Other alternatives: Quinoa, sweet potatoes
- If you’re really up for a more cooking intensive adding cilantro and lime to your grains helps to pack it full of flavor!
- Get your protein ready! For this version our protein source is black beans. You can also add a lot of variety to this by adding chicken, salmon, soyrizo, baked tofu, or any other protein source. Again, seasonings are great to add a lot of flavor.
- Cut vegetables and roast in a pan. I love fajita style veggies (onion and bell peppers) in any Mexican dish. I cut them up, add to a pan and saute with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, and paprika! Usually they cook down in 8-10 minutes to a nice carmelized flavor!
- Assemble! Layer rice, beans, corn, and veggies in your bowl.
- Don’t forget the toppings! I always love to add salsa, cheese, and avocado to my burrito bowls. You can also add cilantro, lime and hot sauce for that added kick!
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