Veggie Burrito Bowls

by Becca
2 Servings
30 min

These veggie burrito bowls are the perfect easy Tex-Mex dinner - especially when they're piled up with your favourite toppings!

I love Tex-Mex food. Give me anything with beans, rice, veggies and cheese, in any combination, and I’m more than happy. These veggie burrito bowls are the perfect example – they’re nothing fancy, just everything piled up in one big, beautiful heap – but my word, they’re good.

A burrito bowl is essentially a burrito – but un-burritoed. It’s all the stuff you would usually find wrapped up in a big tortilla to make an amazing burrito, but served in a bowl instead. Rice, beans, and plenty of veggies.

Plus, these veggie burrito bowls are really, really straightforward to make.

Recipe details
  • 2  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 150 g (~ 3/4 cup) brown rice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (I used yellow)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ~ 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 400 g tin black beans, drained (240g, or ~ 1 1/4 cups, when drained)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 100 ml (~ 1/3 cup) vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (however hot you like it)
  • Your choice of toppings, to serve, e.g. grated cheese, sour cream, guacamole, fresh coriander (cilantro), etc.

Cook the brown rice according to the instructions on the packet – I boil mine in plenty of water until it's just soft (around 20 minutes), then drain.
Meanwhile, heat a dash of oil in a large, deep frying pan, and add the spring onions, diced pepper and garlic. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until softened.
Add the halved cherry tomatoes, black beans, paprika, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes more, until the tomatoes are just softened. You can squish them a little to release their juice if you like.
When the rice is cooked, add it to the vegetables, along with a little vegetable stock and a dash of hot sauce. Mix well to combine. Check the seasoning (you might want a little more hot sauce!), and serve with your choice of toppings.
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