Healthy Recipe: Southwestern Rice Bowl

A Southwestern Rice Bowl is a go-to clean eating meal that is simply scrumptious! Add any fresh ingredients like cilantro, guacamole, salsa, olives, or other favorites.

Southwestern Rice Bowls

Whenever we are busy and I need to come up with a quick and healthy dinner, these southwestern rice bowls are a favorite in our house. Similar to a taco bar, I set out all the ingredients so everyone gets to add exactly what they like.

It is great with shredded chicken, ground turkey meat or even with a mild fish, like Tilapia.

I use the frozen crockpot shredded chicken I have made ahead.

If you don’t bake a few chicken breasts in coconut oil (or olive oil) with garlic powder and pepper and have to make simple recipes or just each for lunch.  I bake them covered at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until no longer pink then kind of shred it or at least cut it into 1 inch cubes.

Voila! A simple and healthy dinner!

INGREDIENTS

Cooked Chicken Breasts, shredded or Ground Turkey Meat, browned

Brown rice or quinoa, cooked

1 can of Black Beans (I use low sodium)

1 lb bag of frozen corn (or can of corn)

Fresh Cilantro, chopped

Salsa or Fresh cut tomatoes

Plain fat free plain Yogurt (or low fat sour cream)

Sliced Avocado or Guacamole (optional)

Chopped Scallions (optional)

Shredded cheese (optional)

Pepper to taste

Southwestern Rice Bowls

DIRECTIONS

1. Cook chicken, if necessary, and shred into pieces.

2. Cook rice as directed.

3. Layer rice, chicken, black beans, and then corn in a bowl.

4. Top with Cilantro, salsa, fat free plain yogurt, scallions and cheese.

ENJOY!

Southwestern Rice Bowls

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Healthy Recipe: Southwestern Rice Bowl
 
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Ingredients
  • Cooked Chicken Breasts, shredded or Ground Turkey Meat, browned
  • Brown rice or quinoa, cooked
  • 1 can of Black Beans ( I use low sodium)
  • 1 lb bag of frozen corn (or can of corn)
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Salsa or Fresh cut tomatoes
  • Plain fat free plain Yogurt (or low fat sour cream)
  • Sliced Avocado or Guacamole (optional)
  • Chopped Scallions (optional)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Cook chicken, if necessary, and shred into pieces.
  2. Cook rice as directed.
  3. Layer rice, chicken, black beans, and then corn in a bowl.
  4. Top with Cilantro, salsa, fat free plain yogurt, scallions and cheese.

Comments

  1. lauren says

    This looks excellent. Kind of reminds me of a dish I used to make by putting Progresso Southwestern Veggie soup over rice (I was trying to imitate the Mexican Gumbo at Qdoba which I had a bit of an obsession w/ at the time). I would then add chicken or beef to it, and usually top it off w/ sour cream or cheese. Now you’re making me wonder why I ever stopped making it! I am going to need to try your version however, looks just as easy and delicious!

  2. says

    I would just love your Rice Bowl, it looks awesome! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the party!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. says

    Rice bowls are one of my favorite dishes, healthy, hearty and oh so delicious! I’ll have to give this version a try, it looks amazing and I’m sure it tastes just as good!

  4. says

    Your Southwestern Rice Bowl looks awesome, we will love it. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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