Beans & Rice Tortilla Bowls
 
 
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Ingredients
Taco Rice
  • 1 cup basmati or any long grain rice
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp taco bell seasoning
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Refried beans
  • 1 cup dry pinto beans
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1-2 tsp taco bell seasoning
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Spicy Ranch
  • ¼ cup low fat mayo
  • ¼ cup milk ( I used 2% fat )
  • 1 tsp ranch seasoning
  • ¼ tsp taco bell seasoning
Chipotle Salsa
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 fresh roma tomato
  • 2-3 green onions
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce plus 1 tsp adobo sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Lime or lemon juice to taste
Additional
  • 2-3 flour tortillas, shaped into bowls in oven (Simple spray a round oven safe bowl with oil and lay a flour tortilla into it and shape it into a bowl so it covers it. Bake at 350F for good 12-15 mins until crispy.Let it cool and then use for assembling)
  • 2 corns, roasted and kernels removed
  • 1-2 jalapenos, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped
  • Cilantro leaves for garnishing
  • 1-2 tomatoes, chopped
Instructions
Taco Rice
  1. In a strainer, add rice and rinse under water. Once water becomes clear, transfer rice along with the rest of the ingredients to a pot. To it add 2-3 cups water and bring it to a boil. Taste for the seasonings. If needed, add whatever seasoning you feel is needed more. Cover and simmer on med-low until rice if fully cooked. Keep an eye. If it feels like rice is still uncooked but there is no water left, add little bit water and stir it around. On the other hand if it looks like rice is cooked but you still have water left, simply strain. Once fully cooked, keep it aside.
Refried Beans
  1. Wash beans and add them to a pressure cooker. Add around 4-5 cups water and pinch of salt. Close the lid and cook it on med-high for good 30 minutes. Let it cool and open the lid. It should be done, if still undone add some water and cook more. Now using a hand blender, blend until almost smooth. To it add the rest of ingredients and ½ cup water if really thick. Cook on low and taste. Once it's the desired consistency, turn off the gas and keep it aside.
Spicy Ranch
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth. Taste and adjust.
Chipotle Salsa (Recipe adapted from What'sGabyCooking)
  1. Add all the ingredients in a food processor and process until its all grinded up with some coarse texture still there.
  2. Taste and adjust.
  3. Prepare corn by dehusking and roasting on top of the stove flame. Once cool, using a knife take out the roasted kernels.
Assembly
  1. Simply add rice, beans, all sorts of veggies and then sauce & salsa on top and serve. Mix before eating and enjoy!
Notes
You can even make beans, rice, sauce & salsa ahead of time and just warm the rice and beans before serving.
You can even roast some chicken with taco seasoning or chipotle seasoning and add it, making it more filling.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/beans-rice-tortilla-bowls/