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Chipotle-Inspired Vegan Burrito Bowl

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  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A Chipotle inspired vegan burrito bowl that’s bursting with spices and flavor and is more delicious (and easier on the wallet!) than take-out! 



For the cilantro-lime rice:

  • 1 cup long grain brown rice, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest (about 1 lime)
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro, minced

For the pico de gallo:

  • 4 small-medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion (about 1/2 red onion)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt, to taste

For the Guacamole:

  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
  • Salt, to taste

For the bowls:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 15-ounce can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder, divided
  • 14 ounces extra-firm tofu, pressed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed


For the cilantro-lime rice:

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions. Add lime juice, zest and cilantro and stir to combine.

For the pico de gallo:

  1. Combine tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño, and lime juice in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Season with salt, to taste.

For the Guacamole:

  1. In a small-medium bowl, mash avocado with lime juice, onion and cilantro. Season with salt, to taste.

For the bowls:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add corn, 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder and 1/4 teaspoon chili powder. Stir and sauté for 5-8 minutes, or until begins to brown. Remove corn from pan.
  2. In a large bowl, toss tofu with remaining chili powder and chipotle powder. Working in two batches, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan over medium-high heat and add half of tofu. Cook for 5 minutes, flipping over half way through, or until browned and crispy. Repeat with second batch.
  3. Build your bowl starting with the chipotle-lime rice, adding beans, tofu, corn, pico de gallo, and guacamole.


For a time saver, purchase frozen brown rice.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican