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Burrito Bowl

Burrito bowls have become a staple for many people — they are quick, tasty, and versatile. Use whatever leftovers, frozen, or fresh ingredients you have lying around. For this Quick Burrito Bowl, use the following formula. 

Base (brown rice or other whole grain) 
Vegetables (cooked or raw) 
Protein (beans, lean meat, or seafood) 
Toppings (salsa, cheese, spices)

Serving Size:1 bowl
Prep time:10 minutes
Cook time:5 minutes
Total time:15 minutes


  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh sliced onions and peppers, cooked
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: cilantro, lime wedges, green onions, red onion, hot sauce


  1. Measure cooked brown rice and place into a medium to large size bowl.
    • If rice is not cooked, cook according to package directions.
  2. Preheat a small skillet over medium heat. Place sliced onions and peppers into warm skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables are slightly soft. Place on top of cooked rice.
  3. Wash and rinse lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Chop or slice vegetables to your preference. Place on top of brown rice.
  4. Drain and rinse a can of black beans. Place 1/2 cup on top of brown rice and vegetable mixture.
  5. Add desired toppings (optional), such as salsa; nonfat, plain Greek yogurt; reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese; cilantro; lime wedges; green onions; or red onions.
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