BLENDED BURRITO BOWL
The headline I chose above the recipe is of course ironic (you've maybe been witnessing alllllthecookies happening around here in recent weeks), but still somehow entirely true.
I spoke in stories this week about how even with the enormously wide net I cast over the foods I enjoy, I still always seem to come back to 'the basics' when it's time to put a quick meal together.
This one here, was not meant to be shared. Not because it isn't delicious, easy, healthy and quick but rather, because it's just one of many iterations of the same basic plug-and-play I use without even thinking: garlic+onion+meat+seasonings+veggies+starchy carb+flavor maker = recipe. Ingredients get swapped, cheese and other fats get added, but the formula remains strong.
If you've been following me for any length of time, I know you know.
What made this one different was the blend of white rice plus cauliflower rice, slow cooked and simmered, resulting in a bowl that was somehow different...not quite chili but not quite stir fry.
I'm calling it a blended burrito bowl because it reminds me of what I create when I add queso to a burrito bowl at chipotle, then mix it all together. Think a deconstructed burrito, no tortilla, where you could use chopsticks!
Did I just make it weird?
I hope not because I'd hate for you to miss how delicious and easy this is.
If you're already wondering but can I...? The answer is most probably yes. Read on, I have some alternative ingredient suggestions:
Any ground meat will work or keep it vegetarian.
In place of shredded cheese you could use 2 oz of cream cheese or several laughing cow wedges.
In place of rice you could use a 10 oz cooked butternut squash or sweet potatoes.
If you prefer brown rice you’ll need more time for it to cook, but measurements should remain the same.
To change the dish from spoonable to work with chopsticks or a fork, add an additional 1/4 cup of rice (no additional liquid) and/or 1/2 cup of greek yogurt at the end once you remove it from the heat.
Other mix-ins I'd recommend based on preference: corn, black or pinto beans, frozen chopped spinach, fresh cilantro.
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If you're someone who expressed concern about no longer seeing macros with recipes, I encourage you to trust yourself with this one. (Or simply create the recipe yourself in your preferred app.) It's a great recipe to try because it has all the usual suspects (protein + fiber + plenty of micronutrients) plus the modest addition of rice to hit that satiety button that often gets forgotten when assembling 'macro friendly' dishes on repeat.
Please let me know what you think if you give this one a try! Today I combined my leftovers with shredded lettuce and went the chopstick route - so fun.
Have a great rest of your week!
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