National Bean Day is 100% a real thing and this satisfying superfood is 100% deserving of it.
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 ½ tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried parsley
Mexican cheese blend (pre-shredded)
Here is how I prepare it:
- begin boiling 1 cup of rice
- begin cooking beans and tomatoes together
- after 3-5 mins, lower heat under beans and add chili powder, garlic to beans
- sprinkle parsley on rice
- put cooked rice and beans in a cereal bowl
- take ½ avocado and cut into squares chunks and add to bowl
- 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!