Vegan Burrito Bowl (OLD Recipe!)

  • Author: Deborah Davis
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: Entree, Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Vegan


This vegan burrito bowl is loaded with flavor and nutrients like fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Topped with a simple chimichurri sauce that can’t be beat!


For the Rice:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can chopped tomatoes w/green chiles
  • ¼ jalapeño, chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice (quick cooking works best!)
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Beans:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

For the Chimichurri:

  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ¾ teaspoon ground red pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Dash of salt
  • To Serve:
  • Guacamole
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Red cabbage


To Cook the Rice:

  1. In a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil and onions. Cook for about 5 minutes or until translucent. Stir in the minced garlic and cook another minute until fragrant.
  2. Stir in the rice and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, puree the canned tomatoes and jalapeño together until smooth in a blender or food processor.
  4. Add the tomato puree, broth, and seasonings to the pan and stir. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook until all the liquid is absorbed, ~15-25 minutes.

To make the Beans:

  1. Heat the olive oil and onion up in a small saucepan. Cook about 5 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  3. Stir in the seasonings, beans, and broth.
  4. Simmer for ~7 minutes or until beans are heated and most of the broth has been absorbed.

For the Chimichurri:

  1. Simply puree all the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.

To Assemble:

  1. Divide the rice, beans, and add-ins evenly among four bowls. Drizzle with chimichurri.