Right now, Burrito Bowls are everything to me. We pretty well always have Canadian-raised cooked chicken in the fridge; whether it be for sandwiches, salads, to put in rice or whatever, it’s a great (and healthy) time saver. Until this summer though, I’d never experienced the happiness that is a Burrito Bowl.
I’m sure that I’m probably one of the last people to jump on board this trend, but in case you are as behind as I was, a Burrito Bowl is basically everything you’d order on your burrito, served in a bowl, skipping the tortilla. For me, this equals rice, beans, grilled chicken, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, and lots of cilantro. It also includes fresh salsa and corn, but I had forgotten to add that before I snapped a photo – don’t worry, it just got tossed on top.
Yeah, it can be a bit of a chore to buy and prep all of the ingredients, but if you prepare extras, you have pretty much prepped a week full of meals. Once the Burrito Bowls have been crossed off the menu, you’ll have a fridge full of ingredients on hand for salads, casseroles and Friday Night Nachos. Input everyone’s favourite toppings into the Shopping With Chicken App and you’ll be able to grab items whenever you are out and never have to worry about your partner coming home with the same things you just bought because the lists are totally shareable and update immediately (with a network connection, of course).
While no seasoning other than a bit of salt and pepper is needed to make flavourful grilled chicken, I’ve been marinating mine in a mixture of lime juice, olive oil and sodium-free taco seasoning in the fridge for an hour or so, just to give it a bit of a Tex-Mex flavour.
As for the rice, use whatever you like. Chels is a huge fan of the classic Yellow Rice popular in Southwest cooking and I adore Lime Cilantro Rice, so I’ve been making both. To make Lime Cilantro Rice, just substitute some of your rice-cooking water with fresh lime juice, and once the rice is ready, give it another healthy squirt of lime juice and a few tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro. Yum!
I’d love to hear your Burrito Bowl toppings, so please share your ideas with me.
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