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.Print
No Recipe Rainbow Burrito 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.
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 is the mayo one from the kitchn): shredded red cabbage, shredded broccoli stems, kale, shredded carrots, finely sliced apples
- 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!