Whether you are watching the big game or it’s family game night, flavor packed burrito bowls are the ultimate crowd pleaser. Set out easy-to-prepare rice with a festive display of colorful toppings and sit back while everyone enjoys creating their own bowl. They’ll think it’s super!

The grain base can be made with freshly cooked rice or leftover cold rice. For an easy time saver look for quick-cooking or instant brown rice. Precooked brown rice can also be found in the freezer section of some grocery stores.


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 8oz can tomato sauce, no salt added
4 cups cooked brown rice
¼ cup cilantro, washed and chopped

Suggested Toppings

Shredded reduced fat cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
Shredded chicken
Diced tomato
Beans (kidney, black or pinto)
Greek yogurt
Diced bell pepper
Pico de Gallo
Shredded lettuce
Lime wedges
Green onion


  1. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, 6-8 minutes.
  2. Turn heat down to medium low, add garlic, oregano, cumin, chili powder and salt and stir for 30 seconds.

  1. Add tomato sauce to onion mixture and gently simmer for 4 minutes.

  1. Add cooked rice to tomato mixture and stir well. Continue to cook and stir for 2 more minutes if using freshly cooked rice. If using cold rice, continue to cook and stir until rice is hot, about 5-7 minutes.

  1. Stir in chopped cilantro and serve rice hot with your choice of toppings.

Serves: 8
Serving Size: about ½ cup


Calories 131 Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 50 mg
Potassium 103 mg Total Carbohydrate 25 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g Sugars 2 g
Protein 3 g