Homemade Chipotle burrito bowls!

Happy Tuesday, ya’ll! It’s Taco Tuesday just about everywhere in town, so Mexican food has been on my brain since about 9am. Save your judging for someone who you didn’t already know thought about food for most of the day.

I am one of those people who looks at things everywhere I go and thinks ‘I could totally make that at home’. The crafty stuff, I should just know better, but burrito bowls from Chipotle? I got this. The first thing you gotta do is master the cilantro lime rice. Mmmmm. It’s super easy- here’s what you need to have in your house for the rice.

  • 1 c white or brown rice
  • 2 T fresh cilantro
  • 1 key lime or regular lime
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 T coconut oil (or vegetable oil/olive oil)

Start by sautéing your rice in coconut oil.

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Sautee it until it is almost transparent. Once it is, add 2 cups of water, and bring this all to a boil. Now, right when it’s starts boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and here’s the tricky part….DON’T remove the lid for 30 minutes! Not even to peek. Not even to check on the water levels. Be patient. Trust me. The first time I tried, I looked after 25 and was sorry. We had chewy rice. This process makes it so fluffy!


Once your 30 minutes it up, remove the lid, and fluff with a fork just a bit to let out some steam. Then, mix together the juice from 1 key lime, or 1/2 a lime until the salt is dissolved. Pour this mixture over your rice, and stir it in. Then, add your fresh cilantro and stir it in. I minced mine up really small, and it gave it tons of flavor.


Using your favorite taco toppings, create a chipotle bar! We love black beans, corn, green chili, sour cream, and cheese.


Our meat of choice at Chipotle is usually steak or pork always chicken, so we boiled and shredded some chicken, and added a great gluten free homemade taco seasoning that I found on another blog that I love, Iowa Girl Eats. Check her out. Here is the recipe:

  • 2 1/2 t chili powder
  • 3/4 t cumin
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t paprika
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/8 t garlic powder
  • 1/8 t onion powder
  • 1/8 t red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 t dried oregano
  • 1/4 c water


Pour this mixture over your chicken, or meat of choice for your burrito bowl. It’s delish!

Here was what Aaron ended up with


And here was mine:


Now, it’s easy…just build that bowl! Chow down, and fantasize about getting dinner on the table before dark watch a movie like I did!

We are watching Torchia, my brother’s old man dog, for the holiday weekend. He does a lot of this:


Olive, alert, waits patiently until he is rested enough to play again!


That’s all I’ve got for tonight, folks. Have a great one!


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