Thursday, December 28, 2017

Lighter Burrito Bowl


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This Lighter Burrito Bowl will help you keep your New Year's Resolution!  The bold Mexican flavors will have you loving this homemade dish 1000x more than any takeout joint! - Slice of Southern

Christmas is over and it's time to look forward to the new year. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends.  Oh, the food and indulgence of the holiday is always rampant but it's time to start looking toward some lighter food. 


This Lighter Burrito Bowl will help you keep your New Year's Resolution!  The bold Mexican flavors will have you loving this homemade dish 1000x more than any takeout joint! - Slice of Southern

Let's talk burrito bowls!  The new phenomenon that's taken the food world by storm.  So why go to your favorite fast food joint when you can make one that tastes 1000x better and is healthier. 


This Lighter Burrito Bowl will help you keep your New Year's Resolution!  The bold Mexican flavors will have you loving this homemade dish 1000x more than any takeout joint! - Slice of Southern

Making a burrito bowl at home allows you to make a dish that is healthier, using the freshest ingredients. That's so much better than takeout.  We make this healthier, first off, by using brown rice.  Brown rice is full of nutrients and fiber and tastes wonderful in this dish.  The use of turkey meat instead of beef adds another healthy touch by reducing the fat content.  Using my homemade taco seasoning up the flavor profile, along with the fresh vegetables and wonderfully flavored black beans.  This dish has soooo much flavor!  It's definitely a keeper.  You are  your family are sure to love this dish.  It will have you craving Mexican food to a whole other level.

Enjoy!









Lighter Burrito Bowl

serves 4



1 cup yellow or sweet onion, diced
1/2 pound ground turkey (7% lean)
1 cup brown rice (10 min. instant rice)
1 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup salsa
2 teaspoons taco seasoning (homemade or store bought)
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
3/4 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
1 cups cherry tomatoes, diced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Garnish: (Optional) diced tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, green onions, avocado

    In a skillet over medium heat add the onion and the ground turkey. Cook until turkey is cooked through and no longer pink.  Use a wooden spoon to break up the turkey into small crumbles as it cooks.  Push the turkey mixture to one side of the skillet and add the rice and toast for about 1 minute.

    Add the broth, salsa, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, corn, and the beans. Stir together making sure the rice is submerged in the liquid.  Bring to a boil then lower the heat to simmer.  Cook 10-15 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off the flame and add the cheese.  

    Serve each portion in individual bowls and garnish if desired.  

    Note:  This recipe calls for instant brown rice, if using regular long grain brown rice you will need to increase the cooking time to around 45-50 minutes to ensure the rice is fully cooked.  Instant brown rice is suggested.


      adapted from skinnyms.com



      This Lighter Burrito Bowl will help you keep your New Year's Resolution!  The bold Mexican flavors will have you loving this homemade dish 1000x more than any takeout joint! - Slice of Southern

      This Lighter Burrito Bowl will help you keep your New Year's Resolution!  The bold Mexican flavors will have you loving this homemade dish 1000x more than any takeout joint! - Slice of Southern



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