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Better Than Chipotle Vegan Burrito Bowl

wp-1475850072648.jpgI used to eat at Chipotle all the time… it was a weekly lunch ritual with my friends.

I loved their burrito bowls.

Any more, I rarely eat at Chipotle…  there just isn’t a location convenient to work, and I really try not to eat out that much.

The other day, I found myself craving a Chipotle burrito bowl, but knew I could make it… and make it even better.

I decided to try out some cauliflower rice, and found a great cilantro-lime cauliflower rice recipe over at In Sonnet’s Kitchen.  I had never had cauliflower rice before, and I can’t believe I had never tried it.  This cilantro-lime cauliflower rice is da bomb! I found some cauliflower already riced at Trader Joe’s, which made this recipe all the more easier.


Better Than Chipotle Vegan Burrito Bowl


Shredded romaine

Red or orange bell peppers, julienned

Onion, halved then sliced

1/2 tsp cumin

Olive oil for pan

Black beans, drained and rinsed

Cilantro-lime cauliflower rice

Tofu Sour Cream




Sauté peppers in onion in olive oil until tender. Add cumin, stir and cook another minute.

Put down a layer of shredded romaine in bottom of a bowl. Arrange other ingredients on top.


I’m linking up today with Rock My Vegan Socks & VNutrition for Healthy Vegan Fridays!



  1. Rachel

    This looks amazing. What a great combo of flavors!
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  2. Coco

    Yum! I really need to try cauliflower rice! I do have some in my freezer. 🙂
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      You should… especially since it’s in your freezer!

  3. Amber

    This sounds so great! What an excellent idea using cauliflower rice! You have actually just inspired me as my boyfriends daughter loves cauliflower and she loves rice… I need to make her cauliflower rice!

  4. Kimmythevegan

    It’s funny you mention Chipotle. Would you believe I only tried them for the first time about a month ago? Southpark did a show making fun of it a lot so it put me off, but it’s pretty good!
    Your bowl actually sounds better though. I love the sound of the cauliflower cilantro rice. Yum!
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I never knew Southpark did a show making fun of Chipotle… that must be why the hubs never wants to eat there!

  5. MaryEllen@VNutrition

    Isn’t cauliflower rice the best? I have a recipe I should put on the blog but I haven’t had a chance to yet, but I guess most cauliflower rices are similar. 🙂

    I allow myself to go to Chipotle once a month when I have my nutrition classes as a treat. I have not tried the burrito bowl yet but your version looks so good! It’s one of my favorite things to recreate restaurant meals that I love. I can’t wait to try your bowl!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It definitely is! I can’t believe I’m just joining the cauliflower rice party.

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  7. Shaheen

    visiting from Healthy vegan Fridays, your got me are sriracha tofu – just love the sound of this.

    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I hope you enjoy~


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