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Southwestern Spiced Chickpea Burrito Bowl
with rice / pico de gallo

Active: 45 min Total: 45 min

Recreate your favorite burrito bowl at home instead of paying for take-out. These vegetarian bowls were first featured in 2017 and can be easily customized - just set out all of the ingredients and let everyone dive in.
Smarts: Homemade pico de gallo adds a fresh element to these bowls, but feel free to use store-bought salsa or pico de gallo (from the produce section) to save time.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Southwestern Spice Mix:
  • Coriander, dried - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Southwestern Spiced Chickpea Burrito Bowl:
  • Rice, uncooked white or brown - 3/4 cup
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart, sliced
  • Limes - 1/2, wedges
  • Corn kernels - 1 cup, sliced off the cob or frozen and defrosted
  • Beans, black (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Sour cream (opt) - 1/2 cup
  • Tortilla chips, gluten-free (opt) - ~4 cups
Pico de Gallo:
  • Tomatoes, roma - 6, chopped
  • Shallots - 1 clove, chopped
  • Jalapenos - 1, chopped
  • Cilantro (opt) - 3 Tbsp, chopped
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Rice - For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make southwestern spice mix - Combine coriander, paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Tomatoes / Shallots / Jalapenos / Cilantro (if using) - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Limes / Corn - Prep as directed.
  5. Beans (both types) - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat a wok or nonstick pan over medium heat. Add oil and then corn and both types of beans. Add spice mix and saute until beans are heated through and spices are fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. Finish the pico de gallo by stirring together tomatoes, shallots, jalapenos, cilantro (if using), and lime juice. Season with some salt.
  3. If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  4. Set out all of the burrito bowl ingredients - bean / corn mixture, rice, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, sour cream, tortilla chips, and lime wedges. Let everyone assemble their bowls at the table. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (35)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (12)

29 reviews

This was excellent! Next time I might double the spice mix, but it was fine as is. Found a chipotle spice mix and added that. No one missed meat with this one.

By: Barbie
Posted: Mar 02, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My kids loved this! I loved how easy it was to put together.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Jun 04, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good and came together incredibly quickly!

By: Sara
Posted: Sep 17, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I skipped the corn and doubled the garbanzos rather than doing a mix of beans and this was still a very filling breakfast. I really think making the pico makes a difference here because I don't think I would have liked it as much with store-bought.

By: Gabrielle
Posted: Aug 31, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Easy and good. I enjoyed a meatless meal

By: Kimberly
Posted: Aug 06, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Subbed sweet potato for farro.

By: Jessica L.
Posted: Jul 17, 2019
Diet: Original
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