"But!" I sputtered in disbelief, "I get the vegetarian kind! How could beans, rice, and veggies possibly be fattening?!" I was aghast. But soon it became clear: much like my short-lived love affair with non-fat ice cream (how can non-fat ice cream be so fattening?!), I needed to cut back on the burrito bowls.
Seeking to save some cash and some caloric load, I decided to start making my own. I'll admit that they're not as good as Chipotle, but they're close -- and they're lower cost, lower cal, and don't come with the need to table-stalk in order to find a place to sit.
Vegan Faux-potle (like Chipotle, but faux) Burrito Bowls
1/2 Can black beans
1 C brown rice (I was starving and used pre-cooked brown rice; if you're using dry rice, you'll need to cook it first)
2 C chopped onions, red and green peppers (mixed)
1/4 t garlic salt
1 t cumin
1/4 C chopped cilantro
Combine the cooked rice, juice of 1/2 lime, and chopped cilantro in a large bowl.
|Chillin'. (But are they sippin' on gin and juice?)|
Once the beans and the pepper-n'-onion mix are cooked, combine with the rice in a large bowl. Dollop with guacamole, if you happen to have some on hand, and enjoy!
|The layered version -- rice, beans, peppers and onions, and guac|
|The all-mixed-up version|