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Black Bean Burrito Bowl


4 cups Water
2 cups Brown rice
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 tablespoon Cumin
2 teaspoons Paprika
2 teaspoons Oregano
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 can (796 mL) Diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (341 mL) Corn, whole kernel, drained
1 can (540 mL) Black beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Add 4 cups of water to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Add rice, stir and bring back to a boil. Cover pot with lid and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 40 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. While rice is cooking, add oil and onion to a separate pot. Cook on medium heat until onion is soft, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients to onion mixture. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. Portion cooked rice into individual bowls and add bean mixture on top. Add optional toppings.

Serves 6

Optional toppings:

Chopped avocado, green onion, grated cheese, hot sauce, lime juice, chopped fresh parsley or cilantro

Add meat to increase iron & protein:

Try chopped , cooked chicken thighs or breasts, or ground beef, chicken or turkey


– You can also add the bean mixture and rice to a tortilla and roll it up to make a burrito


Contains Milk