Friday, June 15, 2012

Swap! Blogger's Choice

I LOVE the Blogger's Choice Swaps! Love. I get to peruse a blog I may not have known or a friend's blog. Here, I was introduced to Jenni of  DoughSeeDough. How cute is her blog name?!? Adorbs. I love her healthier choices. And I had a hard time weening my choice to one! But I did... & I have filed away a couple of others in my brain to do soon! If I had more time, I'd be blogging a lot more.

Now I love Tex Mex food but my hubby does not. And I love beans, he does not. So I rarely make either at home. I took advantage of the swap to make the Copy Cat Burrito Bowl. I love Chipotle too much. I could eat it every day. And I alternate between the burrito & the bowl... I used Jenni's seasonings (yummmmmmmmm) & my usual burrito bowl choices for this one. And went vegetarian but I do also enjoy shredded pork or grilled chicken! I will make it again... & again. And I was sooooooooo happy!

Oh, one more thing... I cannot have brown rice so, to make it healthier for me, I swiped it out for white. 

<3 Lishie

Copy Cat Burrito Bowl
adapted from doughseedough
  • 3 cups white rice
  • 1 lime, zested & juiced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
Other optional toppings:
  • Sour cream (check!)
  • JalapeƱos
  • Avocado
  • Queso
  • Hot sauce
  1. Cook rice according to package directions. I use a rice cooker & use a 1 cup rice: 2 cups water ratio. When rice is cooked, mix with 1/4 cup cilantro, lime zest and lime juice.
  2. Meanwhile, mix chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, & oregano together & sprinkle generously over beans.
  3. In a separate bowl, make the pico de gallo. Combine tomatoes, 1/4 cup cilantro, red onion, salt & pepper. Toss to combine.
  4. To assemble: place rice in bowl and top with black beans, shredded cheese, & any other toppings you desire. Enjoy!


  1. Hi Lishie! Glad you enjoyed the burrito bowl - it's definitely one of my favorite meals :) I love your blog and can't wait to make some of the dishes you have on here (I hear flan calling my name...)

    1. Thank you so much for having a wonderful blog to chose recipes from! Let me know about the flan, ESPECIALLY if you adapt it to healthier! I'd LOVE that!

  2. Your husband doesn't like Tex-Mex food, wow, he'd have a hard time eating in our house! Your picture makes me want to run home and make one of these now! Maybe I'll try the vegetarian version while my husband is out of town, and then make him one of the meat ones. Thanks for posting this!

    1. I know, it is torture! Glad you like the recipe!

  3. What a great idea! I'm definitely going to be making these soon!

  4. I threw a party this weekend I had a "make your own burrito bowl"! The seasonings for the black beans sound really great. Great pick for the swap!

    1. What a great party idea!
      Thank you!!!

  5. Yum! I love the idea of making your own burrito bowls at home. I wonder if my husband would go for it. :)

    Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!