Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review,
but all opinions within are my own.
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.
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.)
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!
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.
- 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
- 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.
Per Serving: Calories: 640, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 115g, Fiber: 30g, Protein: 19g
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?