Black Bean Veggie Bowl

Here is my first recipe post! I love Qdoba’s fresh ingredients and flavors, so I decided to try to copy their vegetarian friendly naked burrito. This dish was super quick and easy and I had plenty of leftovers. Here is what you will need:

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • green onion, about 1/3 chopped
  • 1 zucchini, sliced (I cut mine into triangles)
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of Rotel, mexican lime & cilantro flavor
  • half box of brown rice
  • 1 small lime
  • fresh cilantro
  • sour cream (optional)
  • cheese (optional)
  1. Start to boil the water for your rice. Begin chopping the onion, green onion, and zucchini. Sautee over medium heat in a pan with a little bit of vegetable oil.1-IMG_0333
  2. Begin cooking the rice as directed. Stir the onions and zucchini every now and then until a little browned.
  3. Drain the corn completely. Drain the black beans, but leave a little bit of the liquid in there. Do the same for the Rotel. (The juices make the rice less dry.)
  4. Pour the beans, corn, and Rotel into a larger pot and begin heating on stove.1-IMG_0338
  5. Once the rice is finished, stir it into the beans mixture. Add in the onions and zucchini. Stir well.
  6. Chop up a little bit of cilantro and stir into the pot. Squeeze the lime over it all and stir.1-IMG_03541-IMG_0358
  7. Add cheese and sour cream if you wish!1-IMG_0370

This is so delicious I promise. All the colors make you feel really healthy. Go light on the sour cream and cheese to keep it that way. This also tastes great in tortillas and with chips! I also suggest squeezing more lime juice on the leftovers after you reheat it.

(all photos by Mollie Rittenhouse)

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