Easy Burrito Bowls

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Greetings! Have you guys been watching the Olympics? I am loving them this year! Especially figure skating and snowboarding. There have been so many incredible athletes. What’s your favorite Olympic event to watch? In the Winter Olympics, I love to watch figure skating – it’s my favorite! The new team skating event was really fun to watch, even though Russia pretty much dominated that (Yulia Lipnitskaya, anyone? Amazing!). I also enjoy any snowboarding or skiing event involving cool jumps and tricks. In the Summer Olympics, gymnastics is definitely my favorite. It’s so fun to watch!

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I have a tasty recipe for you today that I made for dinner tonight and it succeeded brilliantly in brightening up my Wednesday! Easy Burrito Bowls. Skip the trip to Chipotle or Qdoba and make your own burrito bowls at home. They’re simple, delicious, and extremely customizable.

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Here ya go!

Begin with the rice. Cook 1 cup of the rice of your choice (brown, white, it’s up to you). When it’s cooked, add in 1 tablespoon butter, the juice from 1/2 a lime, a handful of chopped fresh cilantro, and sprinkle with salt.

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While the rice is cooking, you can start on the chicken. Thaw 2 chicken breasts and cut into 1 inch pieces. Season with cumin, oregano, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Saute in a buttered/non-stick sprayed skillet at medium high heat until cooked through.

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Meanwhile, while both the rice and chicken are finishing up, prepare the beans. Take 1 can of black beans and drain and rinse them. Heat beans in a sauce pan on low heat with a little bit of water and season with oregano, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and cumin.

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Assemble the rice,

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beans,

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chicken,

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top with your favorite homemade or store-bought salsa,

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add avocado, guacamole, cheese, or other toppings of your choice. Now eat and enjoy!

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Easy Burrito Bowls 
Serves 2

Ingredients: 

Rice: 
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 a lime
handful chopped fresh cilantro
water (according to package directions)

Chicken:
2 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
cumin
oregano
chili powder
onion powder
garlic powder
cayenne pepper
salt

Beans: 
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
<1/4 cup water
oregano
cayenne pepper
chili powder
cumin

Optional: 
Salsa
Avocado
Cheese
Guacamole
Sour cream / Greek yogurt

Directions: 

  1. Rice: Cook 1 cup of the rice of your choice. When it’s cooked, add in 1 tablespoon butter, the juice from 1/2 a lime, a handful of chopped fresh cilantro, and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Chicken: Season with cumin, oregano, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Saute in a buttered/non-stick sprayed skillet at medium high heat until cooked through.
  3. Beans: Heat beans in a sauce pan on low heat with a little bit of water and season with oregano, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and cumin.
  4. Top with salsa, avocado, guacamole or other toppings.

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About Gourmet Greek Girl

My name is Nicole and I'm a Greek girl! I'm also a high school French teacher in Milwaukee, WI who loves to cook, eat, and travel.
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