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.
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.
Southwestern Rice Bowl
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!
What’s in a Rice Bowl
Cooked Chicken Breasts, shredded or Ground Turkey Meat, browned and sprinkled with homemade taco seasoning.
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
How to Make Easy Rice Bowls
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.
Healthy Recipe: Southwestern Rice Bowl
- 1 lb Cooked Chicken Breasts shredded or Ground Turkey Meat, browned
- 1 cup Brown rice or quinoa cooked
- 10 oz can of Black Beans I use low sodium
- ½ lb 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
- Cook chicken, if necessary, and shred into pieces.
- Cook rice as directed.
- Layer rice, chicken, black beans, and then corn in a bowl.
- Top with Cilantro, salsa, fat free plain yogurt, scallions and cheese.
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This looks great….simple. I am taking off on a camping trip to Yellowstone in 2 weeks….this looks perfect for an easy dinner on the road!
Sounds like a yummy and healthy meal! Thanks for sharing with SYC
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.
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This does look easy and yummy! Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Perfect for a summer dinner idea!
this looks fantastic!
This is my kind of dinner! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Yum…this is my kind of food. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!
Amanda @ The Anti Mom Blog
love rice bowls!! definitely trying it with quinoa next time!
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!
It looks so so good!
Hi Sherri, This sounds delicious. We love cooking southwest cuisine in our home. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives Inspiration Spotlight party!
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!
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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!
I´d have like three of them right away 🙂
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
This looks delicious. I would love to have you share it at my link party. It’s live now.
Debi @ Adorned From Above