Mexican Burrito Bowl ~ 600th post

Nothing makes me happier than a bowl full of food! Well, I can eat anything n everything out of a plate too… but it’s very comforting to serve bowl for a meal! I have my own reasons for it…

– I can take one and settle myself on couch, watching tv while eating.
– Easy to serve (or dump everything in one bowl)
– Super easy to clean in case if you’re not planning to use dish washer ;)

Funny I’m… right? But all what I said is 110% dil se :D I absolutely love dinners like dal-baati, ragda-patties, samosa chat etc. due to the same reasons! And here is a mexican burrito bowl too ;)

Why I thought to make it… My dear friend Khyati had posted her burrito bowl a few days back and of course, that only tempted me to go ahead with this! Now… this might not be an authentic version for sure but it’s super-delicious for a lazy weekend dinner!!!

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INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Arborio Rice
1/2 cup Black Beans (pressure-cooked)
2 cloves Garlic
2-3 tbsp Tomato Paste
3-4 tbsp Olive Oil (or as needed)
1/2 cup Boiled Corn
1 Avocado (cut into cubes or in form of guacamole)
1/4 Onion, finely chopped
1/2 Tomato, finely chopped
Olives (I had black and green both)
Lettuce leaves, roughly chopped
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Sour Cream
Salt, to taste
Taco Seasoning
Corn Chips, to serve

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STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Cook arborio rice quite like how we cook any other rice. Rinse to remove extra starch and then toss it quickly in olive oil or butter with salt and herbs.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and add chopped garlic, tomato paste, salt and seasoning into it. Cook it for a min and add black beans to it. Quickly toss and keep aside.
  3. Mix corn, onions, tomatoes and add lemon juice with taco seasoning to it.
  4. Serve it all together with lettuce, olives in a bowl.
  5. Put a dollop of sour cream on top for creaminess, some avocado cubes and corn chips for crunch.

SJ’s NOTE:

  • I used arborio rice for a change. You can go ahead with any long grain/brown rice of your choice.
  • Again, instead of sour cream… I used low fat yogurt with tobasco sauce in it and drizzled it over the bowl :)
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