Healthy Vegan Burrito Bowl

Yellow Rice Burrito Bowl with Tostones and Tomatillo Salsa Vegan, gluten free and full of fiber and nutrients… without the tortilla!


Serves: 4


3 cups shredded lettuce

1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced

1-15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

2 carrot for garnish (optional)

For the rice:

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 cup Rice Select Texmati Brown Rice

¾ tsp salt

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp cumin

⅛ tsp black pepper

For the tomatillo salsa (SEE NOTE):

2 cups chopped tomatillos (6-7 tomatillos)

4 large garlic cloves, peeled

1 tbsp plus 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp salt, divided

½ to 1 fresh jalapeño pepper (to taste)

1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

½ tsp salt

For the fried plantain (SEE NOTE):

2 plantains, slightly green

¼ cup coconut oil

salt to taste

For the guacamole:

1 Hass avocado, slightly firm

1½ tbsp lime or lemon juice

¼ tsp salt (or to taste)


To prepare the rice, heat the olive oil in a deep skillet with a lid. Add the rice, salt, turmeric, cumin and black pepper and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1¾ cups of water and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to love, cover the skillet and simmer for 45 minutes. Let it sit off the heat,covered until ready to use.

To make the tomatillo salsa, preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Toss the chopped tomatillos and garlic with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt and transfer to the lined baking sheet. Place it in the oven for 25 minutes. Let them cool slightly

Place the roasted tomatillos, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, 2 teaspoons of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt in the food processor and pulse until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use

To make the fried plantain, peel and cut the plantains. Cut the ends then run a pairing knife through the length of each one. Separate the skin, discard it, and cut them into 1 inch slices

Heat the coconut oil in a non stick skillet. Fry plantains over medium high heat, 2-3 minutes per side

Remove from them from the heat and let them cool until they are safe to handle

Place the cooked plantain slices on a cutting board. Using a heavy bottomed glass, press slightly on each one. Cook them again on the same frying pan, about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.

To make the guacamole, mash the avocado with a fork until creamy. Add the lime or lemon juice and salt and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use

Before serving, divide the rice into 4 bowls and top with fried plantains, salsa, guacamole, beans, tomatoes and lettuce


Time saving tip: you can use jarred salsa instead of making it from scratch. You can also use store bought plantain chips.


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