Carnitas Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
Who doesn’t love a good burrito bowl?
I’ve made burrito bowls for meal prep many many times. I love making them because you can make them to suit anybody’s taste and you can skip the tortilla to save some calories! My husband and I often don’t eat exactly the same things because he can eat more calories than I can. When I make our burrito bowls I usually make 6 for him and 6 for me, his has 1 cup of rice and I get 1/2 cup. The veggies are often the same but he will get a larger portion of meat than me. It’s nice having lots of components to build our burrito bowls so it’s easy to tweak the calories to suit both of us. The best part about making burrito bowls is that I usually have half of the ingredients already in my pantry! We always have rice, corn, and beans and we try to keep a pack of pork shoulder from Costco in the freezer.
Stock your pantry
The best part about making burrito bowls is that I usually have half of the ingredients already in my pantry! It’s important to try to keep my pantry and freezer stocked with common items. I always have pasta, rice, quinoa, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, beans, dried spices, seasonings, chicken and beef broth. In the freezer, I keep chicken breasts and thighs, pork shoulder and a beef roast. Usually, when it’s time to plan out my meal prep I just have to pick up veggies. For this recipe specifically, rice, corn, and pork shoulder were already at my disposal so, we only had to order the fresh vegetables, salsa, and greek yogurt!
Burrito bowls are definitely a family favorite in this house. We always have a bit left over after building the burrito bowls that the kids get to enjoy too! If I double the recipe all four of us eat it all week! My kids can’t get enough of the pork and the cilantro lime rice. It’s the best thing ever when we’re all sitting around the table and the kids are sitting quietly, just shoveling food into their mouths. Victory!
Let me know how it goes, did you make any substitutions?