Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mexican Burrito Bowl

Serves 2
Basmathi Rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Lemon Juice - 2 tbspns
Cilantro - 2 tbspns, chopped finely
Salt to taste

Wash and soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water and cook the rice by adding water and salt. 
Once the rice is cooked add the lemon juice and the chopped cilantro.

Yields - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 3 big
Jalapeno -1
Garlic - 2 cloves with skins 
Red Onion - 1/4 cup, chopped finely
Olive Oil - for brushing
Cilantro - 1 tbspn, finely chopped
Lemon Juice - 1 tbspn
Salt and Pepper - to taste

Cut the tomatoes and jalapeno in half. Apply olive oil all over the tomatoes, jalapenos and garlic. Broil the vegetables till you observe black spots all over the vegetables(either broil them over the stove top or broil in the oven). Place the vegetables in a bowl and cover them. Let them cool for few minutes.
Now peel the skin off the tomatoes. Scrape out the seeds and membranes (or leave them if you want the salsa extra spicy)!  Peel the garlic, and transfer it to a food processor, along with the jalapenos.  Pulse until they are finely chopped, then add the tomatoes (with their juice), and pulse a few more times to make the salsa as smooth or as coarse as you want. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl, and add the onion, cilantro, and lime juice.  Stir to combine, and add salt and pepper to taste.  Cover and refrigerate.

Green Bell Pepper - 1 small, chopped lengthwise
Onions - 1 small, chopped lengthwise
Olive Oil - 2 tbspns
Paprika - 1/2 tsp
Salt and Pepper - to taste

Heat a skillet and add the olive oil. Add the onions and peppers and saute them over high heat. Saute till the veggies starts turning black. Add the paprika, salt and pepper. Switch off the stove.

Serves 2
Cilantro Rice - 3 cups
Roasted Tomato Salsa - 1 cup
Corn Salsa - 1 cup
Baked Black Beans - 1/2 cup
Sauteed Peppers - 1 cup
Guacamole - 1 cup
Lettuce - a few
Sour Cream - 1/2 cup

Take a bowl and place the cilantro rice. Then add corn salsa, black beans, roasted tomato salsa, sauteed peppers, guacamole, sour cream and garnish with lettuce.


  1. Looks delicious Chitra! My husband loves this and orders this when we eat out. I like you roasted tomato salsa recipe...Will try it out!