Vegan Burrito Bowl with Sweet Potato “Rice”

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sweet potato burrito bowl on a plate with avocado on top

I think 2016 might have been a peak for “bowl meals,” but I hope it’s still cool that I’m on the bowl bandwagon– because bowl meals, like this Vegan Burrito Bowl, deserve to stick around. They’re just so convenient and satisfying!

This vegan burrito bowl with sweet potato “rice” is so easy to make. I whipped it up using my Nutri Ninja® Nutri Bowl™ DUO™— which I had the opportunity to try while working on my cookbook, No Excuses Detox. I love this machine because it fits perfectly into my new book’s budget-friendly theme. It is an affordable multi-tasker that doesn’t take up a lot of counter space, and it actually blends similarly to my Vitamix, which is seriously saying something. (You know how critical I can be of blenders, even when I receive them for free.)

What’s cool about the Nutri Ninja® Nutri Bowl™ DUO™ is that it is a personal-size blender and food processor in one compact machine. I’ve used it to make my morning smoothies, and it breaks down even my toughest ingredients like dates, chia seeds, and ice cubes into a smooth and creamy, milkshake-like consistency. This is the feature that sold me on this machine, as I’ve never found another blender at this price point that can break down my smoothies so well.

ninja blender

I use it most often to blend up my weekly salad dressings, because you can use the same cup that you blend in as a storage container– so you don’t have to wash out a blender container when you’re finished. Simply twist on the pour spout lid and you’re good to go! (Perfect for taking smoothies on the road, too.)

sweet potato chunks in a ninja blender

This machine also comes with a bowl attachment, so you can whip up your favorite dips, like my Zucchini Hummus, quickly chop veggies for a weeknight stir-fry, or easily create veggie rice to use in recipes like this vegan burrito bowl with sweet potato “rice”. It’s a perfect mini food processor!


sweet potato burrito bowl

I hope you’ll enjoy this Vegan Burrito Bowl, featuring sweet potato “rice” as a more nutrient-rich base. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and makes a comforting winter meal that is naturally gluten-free and loaded with nutrients. For a paleo alternative, feel free to skip the beans and add in your favorite high-quality protein of choice.

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Vegan Burrito Bowl with Sweet Potato "Rice" (And a Ninja Giveaway!)

A quick and healthy burrito bowl made with sweet potato "rice" for a nutrient-rich meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword healthy, sweet potato, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 640kcal


For the bowl:

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion , chopped
  • 1 bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 (1.5 pound) sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans , or 1 can drained and rinsed

Optional Toppings:

  • Freshly chopped tomatoes
  • Diced red onion
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sliced avocado


  • Heat the oil in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Sauté the onion, pepper, and garlic until they start to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • While the veggies are cooking, process the sweet potato chunks in a food processor to create a rice-like texture. Add the riced sweet potato to the pan, along with the salt, chili powder, cumin, beans, and a splash of water to help prevent sticking. Cover the pan with a lid and let the vegetables cook until the sweet potato rice is tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Adjust any seasoning to taste, then serve warm, topped with freshly chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and sliced avocado as desired. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 1366mg | Potassium: 2280mg | Fiber: 30g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 49200IU | Vitamin C: 23.1mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 6.1mg
Per Serving: Calories: 640, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 115g, Fiber: 30g, Protein: 19g

red onion, green pepper, and garlic in a ninja blender

Note: You can speed the chopping process by using the Nutri Ninja® Nutri Bowl™ DUO™ to dice the red onion, pepper, and garlic. I did this first, then processed the sweet potato rice while the veggies were sauteeing, to use my time as efficiently as possible.

Hope you enjoy the burrito bowls!

Reader Feedback: Have you tried making “rice” out of any other veggies? 

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Pancakes and smoothies!!!


    I would make soup, smoothies, salsa, purses and sauces

    Dana lawrence

    I would certainly make cauliflower rice for mashed “potatoes”, smoothies for my gluten free dairy free daughter so we don’t have to worry about the cross contamination with our smoothies. It looks like a nice compact size to keep in the counter!


    i would make home made baby food! Starting solids soon 🙂 also your greek salad dressing from eveyday detox b/c its ny favorite!!!!


    Chia puddings and lots of smoothies

Leslie Kanengiser

I would love a machine that could do the work of a processor and a blender. I hate dragging out my processor for small jobs. This would help so much. The recipe looks amazing.


Oh, this ninja would be so handy for all the smoothies. And dressings! I love that idea!

Maria Messinese

My morning smoothie, salad dressings, nut butters, quinoa flour, baby food…


I would love to try the dough option on this Ninja because that would really be a nice shortcut to making pizza dough!


This recipe looks amazing! I would use the NutriBullet to make this recipe, my morning smoothie, guacamole, and so much more!


I would try this recipe and make lots of smoothies!


I would love to try making so many things & this would be a great tool in the kitchen. Dressings, smoothies, sauces, entrees


The zucchini hummus looks heavenly. I would try your hummus recipe, and I would make cashew cream, pancake batter, and maybe a soup!


So fun!! I’d make your peanutbutter cup smoothie!!!


This recipe looks great! Thanks for all you do!

Brittany Tamayo

I would start making smoothies again!

Heather Down

Can’t wait to try this recipe!! I would also use it for soups and smoothies!!


I’d make salad dressing!

Kristy E.

I would make hummus and avocado pudding!

Christina Luu

My kids love chocolate pudding and of course your chocolate chia seed pudding doesn’t get smooth enough in my cheapy blender. 2/3 kids will still devour it except for the picky one, of course!

Nicole McClain

I would love to use the ninja to recreate this bowl and so many of your recipes that I haven’t been able to without an awesome blender!


Sweet potato rice, smoothies and batter!

Elizabeth Hanson

Make Ahead Vegan Lunch bowls! And of course, my favorite: chocolate chia shake!


I would make popaicles or vegan meatballs..etc!!


I would make smoothies and salad dressing!!

Jan Janota

Who doesn’t like a Vegan Burrito Bowl???


This recipe plus all my dressings! It looks so much more convenient for the size all small batches. I have had this on my wish list for a while now after you first posted that you liked in on instagram.

Danielle Freeman

Yummy different bowls and shakes


This looks yummy! I’ll probably try this. Really new to this way of eating. I’m excited to try so many recipes from Everyday Detox!

Maddie Vorlicek

I would love to use something like this! Being a college student and maintaining a healthy diet is so hard but this would make it so easy to bring my green smoothie with me to my morning class!! Or I LOVE riced cauliflower topped with some veggies and tofu yum ?

Joy Loosli

Looks delicious! I would make superfood smoothies, nut butters, salad dressings and your Healthiest Cookies Ever with a Ninja blender!!!

Dulce G.

I would like to make smoothies, process veggies for bowls, nut butters, and cake and muffin batters.

Dusti Phillips

I’d love to use this for hummus and soups!!!


Omg, I dont have a food processor, so first two things I would make would be cauli rice and the sweet potato rice so I can try this recipe u just posted, it looks sooo delicious!!
What an awesome giveaway!
Much love to u all!

Sarah Coter

I would make soup! all the soup!


Recipe looks delicious! My kids love blender muffins and I’m always making smoothies, hummus & guacamole!


I’d try this recipe , and so much more! I love that it is not only powerful but versatile! Hello smoothies, hummus, and dressings!

Elizabeth Ramos

I’m really excited by this new product, considering your review. It would be great to make smoothies in the morning and salad dressing and any kind of veggie rice; sweet potato, cauliflower or broccoli. It does seem more convenient than hauling out my VitaMix all the time, hope it is just as powerful.

Lindsay Merrill

I would make lots of smoothies and I’d definitely try this sweet potato rice!

Beth Browning

Smoothies, dressings, sauces! Hummus!


I would make soups.

Maria Batlle

With the Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO I will do a healthy Nutella made with dates and cacao powder!! So exciting!!!

Jessica Hamilton

Smoothies, Date balls, and would definitely help with the baby food thats getting ready to start being made!!!!!


A good salad to me is all about the dressing! I would make salad dressings, and also smoothies for breakfast.


I’d make nut milks for sure (cashew is my fav!) then put some into my coffee with some other healthy goodies to create a blended frothy latte!


Ooh. I would use it to make energy bites, hummus, and smoothies.

Joanna Geneau

I’d luv to try lots of new recipes with this blender especially since mine just broke halfway through my blender muffin recipe :/


This recipe is so creative and it looks amazing! I would love to make it with the Ninja.


Smoothie with greens and nuts that don’t always come out smooth with mine

Sarah Picard

I would make soups, smoothies, hummus, salad dressings and so much more!!!


I would make a smoothie every morning! Starting with your awesome chocolate super food one.


I would enjoy making soups, fruit sorbet and smoothies. I


This recipe looks amazing – I definitely have to try sweet potato rice! I love making homemade soups and sauces though. that would be my first thing with a new blender!

I also liked/followed and commented on Instagram and facebook!

Carly Plain

I make SO many of your healthy salad dressing recipes. I would love to make them in this so I could store them right in the containers!!! I’m especially loving the detox salad dressing with lemon and ginger. So good!

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