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Nov 21, 2013 05:55 PM

How to improve burrito bowl recipe?

Currently it's....

2 Cups dry white long grain rice in rice cooker with lime juice, salt, cilantro (moderate amounts of each)
1 Can cumin and chili spiced kuner's black beans, 1-2 cups frozen corn, heated on stove

^All the above combined

+ Cheese, shredded lettuce, salsa, and wholly guacomole single.

Why doesn't it taste just like chipotle??? :( I'm a college student and want cheap ways to improve this stand-by recipe of mine. PS I don't mix meat and milk, eat shellfish, or eat pork products

Edit: Thank you for the response! I'll try that. yes i'm referring to the restaurant Chipotle, and also just looking to make this dish more flavorful without spending big bucks on big bundles of fresh herbs etc.

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  1. Are you referring to the chain Chipotle? I've not eaten there. But what you describe all nothing with a chipotle flavor. Maybe try some chipotles in adobe.

    1. I haven't eaten at chipotle in years, but a few ideas:

      Cook the rice in a stock, low sodium veg or chicken and add the cilantro after the rice is cooked

      Save some serious cash and make your own beans, freeze extras. Here is a simple recipe for making beans in a rice cooker:

      Make real guacamole- just avocado/salt/lime juice/jalapeno

      Add fresh cilantro and scallions to the toppings

      Make fresh salsa or pico de gallo- tomato/onion/jalapeno/cilantro

      Shred cheese from a block, don't use the pre-shredded

      1. I always get corn salsa, and there are definitely diced/minced (depending on who's chopping) jalapeños in there.

        Add the lime/cilantro after the rice is cooked. I've seen them do this there many times.

        I do the fajita veggies, sautéed peppers and onions when I get a bowl at Chipotle, they add body and crunch.

        1. Don't cook the rice with the cilantro and lime. Cook the rice in water and salt (if you can't use chicken broth). Mix in the lime and chopped cilantro after the rice has cooked.

          Mix the Corn with chopped red bell pepper and chopped jalapeños, some lime juice, ground cumin and salt. Add some chopped green onions if you have them.

          Put the rice in the bowl, top with the beans, your corn salsa, cheese,guacamole, sour cream, salsa, etc.

          1. Keep trying! Great idea.