Easy Brown Rice Chicken Burrito Bowl

brown rice chicken burrito bowl

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I love Mexican food and I’m trying to cook more in 2017.

I’ve also been continuing on with my weekend meal prep and this Chicken Burrito Bowl with Charred Corn made with USA-grown rice has become a staple in my house.

burrito ingredients

It keeps really well, so you can make it ahead of time and take it with you for lunch the next day. It’s also an easy weeknight meal idea when you’re craving something simple that doesn’t require a ton of prep. To save time, you can even cook the brown rice and grill the chicken ahead of time and assemble the Chicken Burrito Bowl when you’re ready.

I tried to keep this recipe simple, fresh and healthy. The brown rice is so incredibly filling and packed with fiber, that I didn’t add black beans to my recipe – but you could do so easily if you’d like and stretch this recipe into four bowls!

For a vegan version, simply omit the cheese and replace the chicken completely with black beans. Here’s the recipe:

chicken burrito bowl


serves 2


  • 1 teaspoon (70 ml) coconut oil, melted
  • 1 can (440 ml) corn kernels
  • 2 cups (500 ml), USA-grown brown rice, cooked
  • 1 chicken breast, grilled and cubed
  • 6 tablespoons (90 ml) salsa or pico de gallo
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Small handful of cilantro leaves (optional)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges



  1. In a large non-stick skillet or Dutch oven heat a bit of coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add your corn kernels and saute until charred, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In two bowls, place 1 cup of rice in each bowl
  4. Arrange the 1/2 of your chicken on top of each bowl
  5. Add 3 tablespoons of salsa or more to each bowl
  6. Arrange 1/2 of your avocado slices in each bowl
  7. Add as much charred corn as you’d like to each bowl
  8. Garnish with cheddar cheese and cilantro leaves (optional)
  9. Serve with a lime wedge


Enjoy your Chicken Burrito Bowl!

healthy burrito bowl recipe

Rice is an easy meal choice because it’s nutritious, affordable, and versatile. It’s also naturally gluten-free, fat-free, and a sodium-free meal choice. You can also make it ahead of time or freeze cooked rice for future use.

For more ideas see my 5 Rice Recipes to Try This Winter or visit Think Rice online. Follow along on Twitter @USARiceCAN and on Instagram @USARiceCAN.



  • Lisa L

    This looks really good. I have been meal prepping as well and I think this might become a go-to for me too!

  • Debbie S.

    This looks like such a delicious flavorful meal that my guys would absolutely love!

  • Andrea Amy

    That looks really good! Really makes me wish my family liked mexican food as much as i do! Will have to make this one day soon, thanks!

  • nicolthepickle

    This is such an appealing plate. I much prefer brown rice over white, but I usually mix it up in recipes, not plain.