I call them rice bowls. Many call it burrito bowls, but they are plain good and deserve recognition. Rice is probably one of my favorite go-to items to make when hungry. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, rice is always a staple in my house. I enjoy everything from long-grain, brown to jasmine to basmati. If you have not tried black rice, you should.
My son always asks me to stop at Chipotle to get a burrito bowl, a base of rice, the meat of your choice, and any toppings you choose. With the food prices so high, it always gets me when we pay crazy amounts for it, and we can make it in about 15 minutes at home.
So we decided to take on operation RICE BOWL after football practice one day. I made him a list of what he needed, and he went into the grocery store and grabbed the items he liked in his bowls. He got some Minute Instant Brown Rice, boneless chicken tenders, shredded yellow cheddar cheese. I added a few things to my bowl, including avocado, basmati rice sour cream, and salsa. The toppings and seasonings are endless.
We marinated the chicken in some garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and grill seasoning and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours. Not much else to prep, so we were on to other things. After a couple of hours, we took out the chicken and put it in the air fryer at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until browned and crispy. Once we removed the chicken from the air fryer, we let it sit and rest so all of the delicious juices would redistribute to the meat. We cooked the rice according to the directions on the package.
At this point, we prepped all of our yummy toppings to layer. We chopped the chicken into bite-size pieces, layered some cheese and a little salt and pepper, and John's rice bowl was complete. I added some sour cream, avocado, and salsa to my top, and it was delicious!
The only thing John had mentioned was that we needed to research the Chipotle seasoning used on the chicken. That would set it over the top, he said!!
Happy Rice Bowl Cooking