February 17, 2021

Grilled Veggie Burrito Bowl




Grilled Veggie Burrito Bowl- Grilled veggies, fresh salsas, guacamole, savory black beans served on the bed of Cilantro-lime rice and lettuce, topped with sour cream and grated cheese makes perfect burrito bowl. This vegetarian burrito bowl is fresh, healthy and is full of flavors. Recipe or Ingredients might look overwhelming, but trust me everything is super easy and simple. I like everything from the scratch but you can have few store-bought ingredients to save time or make them beforehand. Plus, this burrito bowl can be customized as per your preference. And to make more healthier, you can use quinoa replacing rice. Serve with tortilla chips on the side and Enjoy!!!

Cuisine: Mexican | Recipe Category: Lunch & Dinner|  Serving: 4 Servings
Soak Time: 8 Hours | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes 


Ingredients

For Black Beans 

1.

Black beans, uncooked

1 cup

2.

Oil

1 Tsp.

3.

Garlic, minced

2 cloves

4.

Cumin powder

1 Tsp.

5.

Chili powder

½ Tsp.

6.

Salt

To taste

7.

Fresh cilantro, chopped

handful


For Cilantro-Lime Rice


1.

Long grain rice

1 cup

2.

Lime zest

½ Tsp.

3.

Lime Juice

1 Tbsp.

4.

Cilantro/coriander, finely chopped

1/3 cup

5.

Salt

To taste


For Grilled veggies

1.

Green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1pc

2.

Red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 pc

3.

Orange/yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 pc

4.

Red onion, thinly sliced

1 large

5.

Corn kernels

1½ cup

6.

Olive oil

1 Tbsp.

7.

Black pepper

To taste

8.

Salt (I used sea salt)

To taste


For Assembling the bowl

1.

Cilantro-Lime Rice

See recipe above

2.

Romaine Lettuce, chopped

3-4 cups

3.

Black beans

See recipe above

4.

Grilled veggies

See recipe above

5.

Guacamole

Click here for recipe

6.

Tomato salsa/Pico de Gallo

Click here for recipe

7.

Green Salsa/ Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Click here for recipe

8.

Pickled Jalapeño (optional)

Click here for recipe

9.

Sour cream sauce

Store bought-As required

10.

Mexican blend cheese

Store bought-As required

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step by Step Instruction: [Hide Images]

For Black Beans 

  1. Pick and rinse black beans, soak in enough water for overnight or at least 8 hours.
  2. In a pressure cooker heat oil. once oil is hot, add minced garlic, soaked black beans, cumin powder, red chili powder and season with salt.
  3. Cover and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. You can cook in Insta pot too.
  4. Wait until pressure cooker release all steam, later test couple of beans by pressing them with spoon against the side of the pot. Beans should be soft and tender. Not too mushy or too hard.
  5. Add chopped cilantro and keep aside.


For Cilantro-Lime Rice

  1. Pick and rinse rice with water. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat.
  2. Add rinsed rice and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  3. Switch off the flame, drain boiled rice over colander and let them cool down a bit.
  4. Transfer the rice in bowl and fluff the rice with fork so that they don’t stick together.
  5. Add lime zest, juice, chopped cilantro and season with salt.
  6. Mix everything gently. Cover and keep aside.

For Grilled/Sauteed veggies

  1. Slice peppers and onion lengthwise.
  2. Heat oil in thick bottom pan/cast iron skillet over high flame. Once oil is hot, add sliced veggies and sauté for 2-3 minutes on high flame.
  3.  Don’t over cook the veggie, cooked until you see brown spots and veggies are still crunchy.
  4. Switch off the flame, sprinkle black pepper powder and season with salt as required.
  5. Transfer the veggies in a bowl. And in a same pan add corn kernels over high flame and sauté for 30 seconds. Season with salt. Alternatively, you can boil the corn kernels.
  6. Sauté your veggie right before you are ready to serve, for hot and crunchy veggies.


For Assembling the bowl

  1. Once everything is cooked, chopped and ready, you are all set to make your burrito bowl.
  2. In a serving bowl or deep dish, arrange a portion of cilantro-lime rice and lettuce.
  3. Top with black beans, grilled veggies, corn, guacamole, salsa, pickled jalapenos, sour cream and Mexican blend cheese.
  4. You can customize your burrito bowl with all of the ingredients or as per your taste and choice.
  5. Fresh and healthy burrito bowl ready. Serve with tortilla chips on the side. Enjoy!!!





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