Make dinner easy with these Meal Prep Burrito Bowls. This Vegetarian meal idea is ready in just 15 minutes! Grab this easy Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowl recipe.
Burrito bowls are a popular, healthy dish that can be made in many different ways. That’s one of the reasons we love them! This Vegetarian Burrito Bowl recipe features quinoa as the base, giving you plenty of protein and fiber. Vegetables such as corn and black beans add flavor and nutrients, while avocado provides a creamy finishing touch. These vegetarian burrito bowls are perfect for a quick and easy meal.
We all need to keep our guts healthy and sweet onions are a major player in gut health. Give quinoa a try. It is a good source of antioxidants and minerals, providing more magnesium, iron, fiber, and zinc than many common grains.
What is a burrito bowl?
Burrito bowls are a type of Mexican dish that usually consists of a bed of rice/grain, beans and/or meat, with toppings such as salsa, guacamole, lettuce and cheese. The bowls can be customized to include any ingredients your family prefers.
Why use quinoa?
Quinoa is a nutritious grain that is high in protein and fiber. It is also gluten-free, making it a good choice for people with gluten sensitivities. Quinoa can be used in many different dishes, including salads, bowls and even breakfast and desserts.
How do you cook quinoa?
Quinoa can be cooked in a variety of ways, including boiling, simmering and steaming. For this recipe, we recommend cooking the quinoa according to package directions, our was microwavable. You will typically need 1 cup of dry quinoa to make 1 cup of cooked quinoa.
Is quinoa healthier than rice?
Quinoa is a healthier option than rice because it is high in protein and fiber. However, both quinoa and rice are relatively healthy choices when eaten in moderation.
What are the best vegetables to add to a burrito bowl?
The best vegetables to add to a burrito bowl vary depending on individual preferences. Some good options include corn, black beans, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño pepper and lettuce.
Black beans are an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They can be added to many different dishes, and are a good choice of protein for vegetarians and vegans. Black beans are also high in antioxidants, making them a healthy addition to any diet.
Well, are you all ready to get cooking? These Vegetarian Burrito Bowls are prepped in just 10 minutes and are completely customizable to your family’s likes.
Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Quinoa
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- ½ large RealSweet® sweet onion sliced
- 8.5 oz. pkg. microwavable pre-cooked quinoa cooked according to package directions
- 15 oz. can low sodium black beans drained, rinsed
- 15 oz. can no-salt-added corn drained, rinsed
- 12 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 cup chopped Romaine lettuce
- ½ cup guacamole
- Cilantro optional
- Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook 3-5 minutes, or until translucent.
- Divide quinoa between 4 serving bowls. Top with black beans, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, guacamole and cilantro.