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.
Vegan Burrito Bowl with Sweet Potato "Rice" (And a Ninja Giveaway!)
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
- 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?
Questions and Reviews
This has my mouth watering! I would make it for sure and use the ninja for so many things on this new journey of mine to eat better
I would love to use it for baby food and that wonderful banana “ice cream” that my toddler doesn’t know is good for her ? Thanks for the chance to win!
My husband would absolutely love it if I made cauliflower alfredo sauce! However, several of your chocolate smoothies/shakes are high on my list to try. Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes!
I would love to make this recipe…. as well as a ton more from here!!!
I would make vegan cheese sauce for nachos, and may as well make some salsa too, since this also has chopping capability!
Smoothies smoothies smoothies!
I’d make my own nut butters!
I would love to try cauliflower rice and now (honestly would’ve never thought of) sweet potato rice!
I’ve bought cauliflower rice before and I loved it! The only down fall is the price. And I’ve yet to take the time to actually try and make my own….Since I am gluten free, I’m always looking for budget savvy ways to prep awesome meals!
I would love to make this recipe. I also like to use finely cut up cauliflower to make pizza crusts.
I would love a new blender for smoothies!
I’ve love to make my favorite breakfast smoothie!
I’d love to use it to make delicious fruit smoothies!
I would LOVE to win this blender! I am leaving my parent’s house next year for university and I like to cook a lot, so it would certainly help me in my apartment! I would blend my smoothies, which I am a huge fan, like you. For the food processor side, I would probably make myself some cauliflower rice, energy balls, or brownies and bars that require smoother batters!
If it can actually break down chia seeds like you say that would be amazing for this price! I would make chocolate chia shakes everyday woohoo!
Smoothies, dressings, cauliflower rice and snacks (I.e. Date balls), this product looks awesome! I’ll definitely have to check it out 🙂
I’d make this recipe! Yum!
Way more smoothies for my toddler!! ?
I’d make smoothies, dressings, cauliflower rice and snacks (I.e. Date balls), this product looks awesome! Thanks for sharing pics/tips! 🙂
This recipe sounds wonderful, and so does the Ninja! I bet it would work well when I make cauliflower tabouli, too!
I’d love to make the recipe in this post! Also smoothies and dressings. I have a blender but this would be nice for single serving smoothies.
I would make up daily smoothies and dressings for sure! I love making cauliflower rice so this machine could be my go to!! I have kicked off the new year with a new exercise program and this certainly would help me keep on track…Thank you for the chance to win and for all your hard work ☺
I would use the Ninja to whip up all sorts of energy ball snacks for my kiddos.
Used this recipe for dinner tonight ~ my family loved it! Will be a repeat and would love a new product for more experimenting!
I would use it to make smoothies, hummus, salad dressings, cauliflower rice – the possibilities are endless!!
I would do all sorts of things but I especially love the idea of making salad dressings in the same container that I would store and pour it from. That is awesome!
I would make smoothies for sure, but there are tons of recipes I blend!
Too many lovely creamy things to make to list. I’d like to finally make smooth tahini
Smoothies are my go to breakfast workday mornings with greens, fresh ginger, frozen fruit and etc. I would love to try smoothies in this awesome blender.
I would love to try soups in this blender. Can’t wait to make the vegan bowl. Thanks for posting!
I would like the Ninja to make an alfredo style sauce with cauliflower. Saw it on Rachael Ray’s show today.
I would make this burrito bowl!
I would make my two favorites…Kale Lemonade and Thai “Peanut” Dressing!!!
I would make smoothies galore! And salad dressings, and baby food!
I want to make the sweet potato rice – sounds yummy.
I would make smoothies and salad dressings while taking care of baby #4 who is due in a couple weeks!
I would definitely make this burrito bowl, as well as a number of smoothies, guacamole, hummus, etc. 🙂 And share them all with family and friends.
I would make lots of vegan ‘cheese’ YUM!
I’m obsessed with your blog. I’ve bought your book for several people as gifts. I’m expecting a new baby in March, and would love to use the blender to make healthy smoothies for me and my growing family.
Delicious!!!! I love sweet potatoes and cannot wait to make this. It would be awesome to win the Ninja so I could make this in no time.
I would love to use it to make this recipe!!! It looks delish!
There are so many things that I would like to make with this machine. Smoothies , salad dressings and sweet potato rice to name a few things.
I am always reading your blog for ideas and experimenting. Our teen daughter has recently decided to go vegan so I am constantly trying to mix up our recipes and help her make good healthy and yummy choices. I would love to try this recipe in the blender:
Warm Blueberry Chia Pudding for Breakfast
We love smoothies but in the cold NY winters, I like to make something thick and comforting to start our day. So rather than the usual oats and fruit, I wanted to make a yummy fruity pudding.
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2-3/4 cup of Almond Milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 Tsp Vanilla
Kuzu Root Starch for thickening (according to package directions. I used 1 TBSP but like it very thick.
(Maple syrup, slivered almonds and diced bananas to finish if you like).
Cook first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan for 5 minutes over low/medium low heat. Take off heat then smooth in blender until creamy. Return to low heat. Add Kuzu and warm to thicken. When mixture has reached a thick pudding like consistency, pour into bowl and top with desired sweetener, fruit and nuts.
I would make this vegan burrito bowl! Looks SO yummy nom nom nom! And what a cool concept, blender and food processor in one! Awesome! 🙂
I would make your tropical green smoothie from your first cookbook-my go to smoothie!
Love the idea of making dressings with this! I’d also make this burrito bowl as it looks amazing.
I would like to make everything you mentioned in this post. I have sweet potatoes on the counter right now so will try the burrito bowl tomorrow. Thank you for the post.
I would make cauliflower pizza crust and use the Ninja to turn the cauliflower into a rice like substance.
I like the idea of a to-go smoothie without an extra thing to wash! My current blender does not blend dates at all, so I would love to be able to use them in a smoothie! My current favorite smoothie is banana, spinach, walnuts, blueberries, hemp powder, and cocoa. I highly recommend this combo!
I have a gluten sensitivity in which I became a vegetarian in my early 20s, I am now 34 and the need for veggies to take the place of rice, or any other carb, was something I have been experimenting with way before the fad started. I have such a challenging time based on lack of time being a mom who works multiple jobs, like many others just trying to squeeze in the norms of life in a hectic schedule. The process although so rewarding is lengthy, and frankly I don’t have the time some weeks. So it’s salads and smoothies, although healthy and good, not pizza with cauliflower crust that’s for sure. I force that one evening in which I stay up late to make all the “rice” for all the fun meals, freezing As much as I can. This is turning into a sob story, but trust me its not lol. My daughter loves all your recipes as I have been a dedicated fan foodie of yours since your first book and still use it, along with Natalia Rose. You may be in the same line of work, but I think you are both inventive and truly care about the individuals that get your book because you know the dedication is already there by purchasing your recipes, books, and other key parts of this lifestyle. With all this being said I am suppose to post what I would make with the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo, the possibilities are endless! Some favorites are Asian cauliflower broccoli and rice bowls, zucchini rice with avocado and tomato as a salad with a bit more texture. I Pair quinoa with broccoli rice, add black beans and “cheese” and salsa, for a southwest version, and of course cashew rice, blended dates with agave and chocolate cacao to make cashew date truffle balls for dessert. These are only a few, and well worth the process, but I bet would be easier with a dedicated “rice” bowl blender. Looking forward to your new book ordered it last year on preorder, can’t wait to see what’s evolved! Thank you for listening to me ramble:-)
Well, if this isn’t just AWESOME!!! If I won this I would make everything in it. I don’t have any food processor and it’s been on my list for a while. So I would say if I won, I’d have to start with my lucky Vegan bowl with sweet potato! Looks delicious. 🙂
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