Brown Rice Burrito Bowl: My Go-To Supper For One!

It’s college sports season which means I’m seeing a little less of my husband. I’m not a March Madness widow, but his schedule as a college referee keeps him away from home during meal time at least once a week. Most of the time we eat the same thing, just at different times in the evening. Occasionally there are nights when Paul doesn’t need supper, or when he requests something I would rather not eat (meatballs, hot dogs, fish sticks, chicken nuggets and the like). On those nights I take the opportunity to fix something that appeals more to my preferences.

Lately I’ve been all about the burrito bowls. I love that I can have all the ingredients on hand and that they stay fresh in the fridge for several days – meaning less prep time for me! I don’t mind spending lots of time on a meal for Paul, but I’d rather not labor over a meal for just me.

It’s so simple it’s really not even a recipe! I get all the ingredients ready and then pile them in a bowl.

Brown Rice Burrito Bowl

  • Brown Rice (my favorite is the Birds Eye rice that steams in the bag – it’s more tender than some of the other brown rice I’ve tried)
  • Black Beans
  • Salsa
  • Canned Corn
  • Lime Juice
  • Chopped Fresh Tomatoes
  • Chunks of Avocado

I usually mix the rice, beans and corn together and heat them for a minute in the microwave, then top that mixture with the cold ingredients. Here are a few other combos I’ve enjoyed:

Taco Version

  • Turkey Taco Meat
  • Black Beans
  • Lots of Romaine Lettuce
  • Taco Blend Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Chopped Fresh Tomatoes
  • Avocado

Chicken Version

  • Shredded Chicken
  • Black Beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Chopped Fresh Tomatoes
  • Lots of Romaine Lettuce
  • Salsa & Ranch Dressing (Mixed)

The possibilities are endless! I know there are lots of other wives who eat supper alone, due to their husband’s work schedule (or maybe you really are a March Madness Widow!). ๐Ÿ™‚ Since I know I’m not the only one, I hope this recipe gives you something to look forward to while you’re eating by yourself!


4 thoughts on “Brown Rice Burrito Bowl: My Go-To Supper For One!

  1. Yummy!! These sound so good and I love that you can switch things up so much. Add meat or don’t add meat and you’ve still got a great meal option. I’ll have to add these to our menu soon. I also think they’d be great for kids and adults since we can include only our favorite ingredients in them. Smart idea!!


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