No Recipe Rainbow Burrito Bowl

Rainbow Burrito Bowl colorfully arranged in a bowl.

Grains, meat, veggies, beans, and whatever doodads you want to top it off with. These Burrito Bowls are easy, fast, and so satisfying in two specific ways – crazy comfort food coziness and you get to clean out your fridge. I have a real, strong emotional response to these bowls. The colors scream “Good for you!” and I give myself a free pass to eat huge (like, huuuuge) portions because the ingredients are all truly healthy.


No Recipe Rainbow Burrito Bowl

Rainbow Burrito Bowl colorfully arranged in a bowl.

There really is no recipe here, more like an assembly. Simple, leftover ingredients that lead you to plunging a fork into a heap of lovely colors, textures, and flavors.

  • Author: Megan


This no-recipe-recipe uses stuff you have on hand. Here are some basic guidelines and examples:

  • A starch or a grain: usually rice but quinoa or couscous works too
  • A meat: roasted chicken, sauteed ground beef, pulled pork, chopped-up steak
  • Roasted veggies, it’s nice if they’re cut into cubes: sweet potatoes or any other variety of potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, even broccoli or brussles sprouts
  • A slaw (toss any of the following with a quick coleslaw dressing, *my fave isĀ the mayo one from the kitchn): shredded red cabbage, shredded broccoli stems, kale, shredded carrots, finely sliced applesĀ 
  • Beans: black beans or pinto beans are great
  • Random toppings: roasted & salted pumpkin seeds, cilantro, sliced radishes, cilantro, pomegranate seeds, avocado, salty cheese, crumbled tortilla chips, hot sauce etc.


Place everything in a big bowl, then mix it all up and enjoy!

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