This easy burrito bowl recipe is a delicious twist on taco night. It’s a copycat of Chipotle, but even better! The lime rice and mango dressing take this healthy meal to the next level.
When I pick up takeout for dinner, it’s just about always Mexican food. I can get a pretty healthy, whole food meal from Chipotle and other Mexican restaurants in my area. I typically order burrito bowls so I can avoid the chemicals in the tortillas. The flavor is just as good, and I can often save some of the bowl for lunch the next day.
This homemade burrito bowl tastes even better than what you’d get at Chipotle. My son loves Chipotle’s rice, so I tried this copycat recipe from Culinary Hill. It’s delicious, and along with my mango salad dressing, it gives these burrito bowls just the right flavor.
You’ll get four hearty servings from this recipe, and it costs less than one burrito bowl at Chipotle! (See the price breakdown below).
This recipe is incredibly flexible. You can substitute any vegetables you have on hand for those listed here, and add grilled meat or fish if you’d like. I prefer the texture of Napa cabbage in this recipe, but any type of lettuce will work.
- Cook the rice according to the instructions.
- In a large bowl, stir together the beans, tomatoes, corn, onion, pepper, and Napa cabbage. Dress with half the dressing, then taste to see if you want more. I like it with a half cup of dressing.
- Divide the rice into 4 bowls. Top with the dressed vegetable mixture, then add avocado and any of the additional optional toppings. Serve immediately.
- Note: You can prepare the rice, as well as the bean/vegetable mixture, ahead of time. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve it, then warm the ingredients briefly on the stove. Add the dressing and avocado just before serving.
Burrito Bowl Recipe Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $5.90 to make, or $1.48 per serving. This entire recipe feeds four and it costs less than one burrito bowl at Chipotle (around $7 in most markets). The best part is that it tastes even better!