Chipolte Burrito Bowl at home!

I am a HUGE fan of Chipolte Mexician Grille, in particular their chicken burrito bowl!!! It has lime flavored basmati rice, chicken, grilled peppers, corn salsa and lettuce! I decided to recreate the burrito bowl at home and thought I'd pass along the recipes. It was delicious and might I say resembles Chipolte quite well!!
Cilantro Lime Rice:
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped fine
1 lime
½ tsp salt (kosher or sea salt)
1 cup basmati rice (Trader Joes has a great brown basmati rice
11/2 cups water

Sautee the rice in oil until almost translucent
Add water, bring to a boil.

As soon as the water begins to boil, turn the heat down low.

Simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.

Turn off heat.LEAVE IT COVERED for 30 minutes. Remove lid, let some of the steam out. Mix salt and juice of lime together until salt is dissolved.

Pour it over rice, fluff with a fork.

Sprinkle in cilantro, and toss well to evenly coat with cilantro and lime mixture. DELICIOUS:)

Chicken marinade:
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 tablespoons oregano (fresh or dried)
6 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
1 red onion, quartered
1/8 cup of balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 lbs chicken breast (boneless, skinless)

puncture chicken with a fork and pour marinde on top. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Grilled Peppers:
3 bell peppers (whatever color you prefer)
1/2 purple onion
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Slice peppers and onions in thin strips. Sautee peppers, garlic and onions in olive oil for approximately 5 minutes or until tender.

To make a burrito bowl put approx. 1/2 cup of basmati rice in a shallow bowl, place a spoonful of grilled peppres and chicken on top. Add corn salsa and chopped lettuce for added texture and flavor. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Yum! I'm going to try this. Thanks for sharing! Miss and Love you! Cori

Laura said...

Oh, yum!!! I luuuurve Chipotle. Scott and I will definitely have to try these! Thanks so much for sharing :)