Last night the new roomie had a request for one of her favorite foods ever: Chipotle bowls.
I think she’s spent her life savings at Chipotle while in college, just sayin’ 😉
So being the thrifty accountant that I am, I decided to do a recreation at home, with organic ingredients, much more flavor and for much less cost!
And they were deemed by Ms. Chipotle herself to be “better than the real deal” so I’m thinking this was a total win.
Her exact words “duhhh, why didn’t I ever think of doing this before?!” … lol, ahhh little sisters 😛
Black Bean & Brown Rice “Chipotle Bowls”
I’m hoping that mini-Fanatic will take these new cooking skills back to school and make these for herself next year and save her money for more important things, like beer & wine haha?… but we’ll see how that goes 😛
(1) Black Beans
First start by piling the black bean mixture into a small pot on the stovetop.
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup fresh salsa
- 1/2 cup water
- hot pepper sauce to taste (for a kick!)
- sea salt & black pepper to taste
I really like this brand of black beans, not sure why but they seem to be the best ones that I’ve found around town.
And who doesn’t love fresh salsa, I mean really 😛
Check out the jalapenos that are showing some signs of life on the patio!
I see some homemade salsa in our near future 😉
Simply combine all of the above ingredients, cover the pot (over medium heat, or so the beans are just at a simmer) and allow to simmer while you cook the rice. Stir occasionally.
- 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
The rice and beans should finish up around the same time, at which point you are ready to serve!
Get out all your appropriate Chipotle-like fixin’s…
Mini-Fanatic has an obsession with guacamole. Never seen anything quite like it lol love her 😛
Cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce.
And just start building your bowl!
Rice + cilantro.
Lettuce, tomato, guacamole and more cilantro.
Love. In a bowl. <3
Easy, delicious and not too bad on the ol’ wallet either.
I think we’ve found ourselves a winner 😀
What’s your favorite restaurant meal to recreate at home?!