Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Burrito Bowls

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Burrito Bowls

Good mornin!

It certainly feels like spring today. The sun is shining, and I think the high should be in the upper 40's. That is great for Iowa in March. I am just dying to get little man out in the stroller and on a walk, but I think it is just a hair too chilly yet. What do you think?

Later today we are meeting the whole family (my side) for dinner to celebrate a month full of birthdays and anniversaries....can't wait! We are meeting at a new restaurant (at least to us) in a small town about 45 minutes from here. Word is you get a TON of food for a little price, and it's BYOB! Yep, you cart in your own wine, beer, etc. Should be fun!

Okay, who loves a burrito? Honestly, I've never ordered one in a restaurant or made them, I'm more of an enchilada girl. But, when I saw this recipe on Iowa Girl Eats, I knew we had to try it. And it's one where you can dump in whatever you want or have on hand - that is what we did!

Burrito Bowls
2 c. brown rice
1 1/2 c. water
1 can diced tomatoes and chilies
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
chili powder
cumin

Dredge chicken breast in chili powder and cumin, covering to coat. Place on grill pan and cook until juices run clear and chicken is done. Meanwhile puree can of tomatoes and chilies in food processor or blender until desired consistency (or leave chunky if you like). Bring 1 1/2 c. of water and 1/2 c. of tomato/chili puree to a boil. Pour in rice, stir and take off heat. Should take about 8-10 min. to absorb all liquid.


Then assemble your bowls! Rice, diced chicken, salsa puree, cheese, sour cream, etc. You can certainly add in whatever else you like - steak, black beans, refried beans, lettuce, jalapenos, crushed tortilla chips...use what you have on hand!


These were really, really good. We both commented that it was like eating a burrito bowl from Pancheros or Chipotle. That good!

When you eat Mexican are you a soft shell, hard shell or no shell person? I'm definitely a soft shell person, but now I also like the no shell!

10 comments:

  1. Andy took both girls for a walk last night while I was still at work....and today is supposed to be nicer than yesterday....so I say take Drake for a walk :)
    Your burrito bowls look awesome! I wish I had the amibition to get up and cook breakfast in the morning! But, I guess baby steps...I'm just getting ambition to cook for lunch and dinner!
    Have a great time tonight at your new restaurant! Enjoy family time! My family is on their way up here, too!!!
    Oh yeah...I'm a soft shell girl!!!!

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  2. I am 100% a no shell gal. These burrito bowls sound great, my idea of the perfect meal!

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  3. I'm a soft shell for sure!! Although these look yummy and easy:) Thanks for coming by my blog;)

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  4. I actually like both. It really just depends what kind of mood I'm in! Love the concept of no shell though. I'd rather eat the filling anyways! :)

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  5. I say go for a walk! He's not itty bitty anymore, so you should be able to bundle him up nicely! 40 sounds nice! hehe

    Yummy this looks delicious! I am usually a soft taco person, too. Or no shell. But once in a blue moon I get a craving for hard shells too. Really I could eat Mexican ANYWAY!!

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  6. I love burrito bowls. And actually I am so exhausted with ridiculously gigantic tortillas that lately I've just been always getting burrito bowls.

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  7. ive been loving the weather today! are you a pancheros or chipotle girl?

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  8. I am a fan of of filling bowls up and munching down! Ahem maybe thats why my butt is so big? but whatever! I love enchiladas more though truthfully.
    Just Another Meatless Monday coming up, are you in? Hope so :)

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  9. This looks great.

    I can't remember if I told you about my cookware giveaway.

    http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2010/03/paula-deen-skillets-yes-giveaway.html

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  10. I actually like both. It really just depends what kind of mood I'm in! Love the concept of no shell though. I'd rather eat the filling anyways! :)

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