Busy week coming up? Not to worry! This delicious plant-based meal prep burrito bowl can be made up to 3 days ahead and only requires 30 minutes in the kitchen.
Recipe developed by Clarissa Paimanta, RD
- 1 cup white rice, dry and uncooked
- 2 cups water or per package directions
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 medium red bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced
- 1 cup corn, drained and rinsed if canned or thawed if frozen
- 2 tablespoon avocado oil
- ½ teaspoon each of smoked paprika, chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste
- ¼ cup coconut milk yogurt
- ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
- 1 lime, juiced, to taste
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼–½ teaspoon chili powder
- ⅛ teaspoon chipotle powder, to taste
- A pinch of salt only if needed, to taste
- Water, as needed to achieve desired consistency
- 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1. Prepare rice: cook rice in a saucepan or rice cooker with 2 cups of water or according to package instructions.
2. While waiting for the rice to cook, prepare vegetables: slice onion and bell pepper; drain or thaw corn.
3. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and pepper; cook while stirring occasionally until soft and tender, about 5-7 minutes, adding a splash of water if needed to prevent vegetables from burning. Then add corn along with the seasonings; cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until corn is cooked through but still retains some crunch. Set aside. Optionally, add black beans to fajita mixture if your prefer your beans warmed.
4. Make chipotle dressing: mix the yogurt, vegan mayonnaise, lemon juice, and spices in a small bowl, adding water as needed to achieve desired consistency. Season with salt only if needed.
5. Assemble bowls: divide the cooked rice between 4 bowls or containers. Top rice with fajita mixture, black beans, and lettuce. Drizzle the chipotle dressing right before serving. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight containers for up to 3 days.
Not restricting potassium? Feel free to add tomatoes or tomato salsa and sliced avocado to top your burrito bowl.
You may have heard that nuts, beans, and whole grains are not a great choice for a kidney-friendly diet because they are high in phosphorus. Wondering why we include them in many of our recipes? We include beans, nuts, and whole grains because only about 40% of phosphorus found in these plant foods are absorbed by humans. This makes them a good fit for most people’s diets! If you have questions about adding these foods to your diet, please reach out to your dietitian.