Weekend Pleasures: Faux-rito bowls

I’m not a fan of Taco Bell, and I’ll obviously choose Chipotle over a burger and fries. Aside from pizza (yes, pizza), all my favorite foods are meals that I prepare myself. That little sense of accomplishment and adulthood can add an extra kick to your dish while sometimes helping keep change in your pocket.

My “faux-rito” bowl is a delicious knock-off of burrito bowls found at a number of Mexican-style restaurants. I’m comfortable with calling it “faux” because it’s thrown together and doesn’t completely follow more traditional recipes. But nonetheless, I give myself and ‘A’ for trying.

Here is what I include in my faux-rito bowl:

2 cups of black beans (from a bag or can)

1 cup of brown rice

1 can of tomatoes or fresh salsa

2 tablespoons of chopped onion

1 avocado

1 ½ tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon of minced garlic

1 teaspoon dried parsley

Mexican cheese blend (pre-shredded)


Here is how I prepare it:

  1. begin boiling 1 cup of rice
  2. begin cooking beans and tomatoes together
  3. after 3-5 mins, lower heat under beans and add chili powder, garlic to beans
  4. sprinkle parsley on rice
  5. put cooked rice and beans in a cereal bowl
  6. take ½ avocado and cut into squares chunks and add to bowl
  7. sprinkle as much cheese as desired (i.e., OODLES because it’s the weekend and we are adults)

And that’s my “faux-rito” bowl! Meat can be added to the dish and it tastes good with natural or pre-processed ingredients. And what makes me happiest about “faux-rito” bowls is, you guessed it, nibbling on leftovers all weekend long. Mmm mm!

Happy weekending and you’re welcome!

— J

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