Healthy Recipe: Southwestern Rice Bowl

by Sherri on February 10, 2014 · 5 comments · Clean Eating, Simple Recipes

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Southwestern Rice Bowl

I actually owe my husband credit for this recipe that we pretty much call “Rice Bowls” when we talk about having it for dinner.  But to make it sound a little fancier, I am naming it “Southwestern Rice Bowls”.  Fancy huh?

It is great with ground turkey meat or shredded chicken. I have even had it with a mild fish like Tilapia, which is fabulous too.

As I have mentioned before, I like to bake a few chicken breasts in coconut oil (or olive oil) with garlic powder and pepper and have to make simple recipes or just each for lunch.  I bake them covered at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until no longer pink then kind of shred it or at least cut it into 1 inch cubes. And it’s perfect for this recipe!

Voila! A simple and healthy dinner!


Cooked Chicken Breasts, shredded or Ground Turkey Meat, browned

White or Brown rice, cooked

1 can of Black Beans ( I use low sodium)

1 lb bag of frozen corn (or can of corn)

Fresh Cilantro, chopped

Salsa or Fresh cut tomatoes

Plain fat free plain Yogurt (or low fat sour cream)

Sliced Avocado or Guacamole (optional)

Chopped Scallions (optional)

Shredded cheese (optional)

Pepper to taste


1. Cook chicken, if necessary, and shred into pieces.

2. Cook rice as directed.

3. Layer rice, chicken, black beans, and then corn in a bowl.

4. Top with Cilantro, salsa, fat free plain yogurt, scallions and cheese.


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I am sharing this recipe at some of these great Weekly Linky Parties.

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Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above August 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

This looks delicious. I would love to have you share it at my link party. It’s live now.
Debi @ Adorned From Above


Šárka August 31, 2014 at 10:36 am

I´d have like three of them right away :-)


lauren August 31, 2014 at 8:25 pm

This looks excellent. Kind of reminds me of a dish I used to make by putting Progresso Southwestern Veggie soup over rice (I was trying to imitate the Mexican Gumbo at Qdoba which I had a bit of an obsession w/ at the time). I would then add chicken or beef to it, and usually top it off w/ sour cream or cheese. Now you’re making me wonder why I ever stopped making it! I am going to need to try your version however, looks just as easy and delicious!


Miz Helen September 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I would just love your Rice Bowl, it looks awesome! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the party!
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen


Theresa @DearCreatives September 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Hi Sherri, This sounds delicious. We love cooking southwest cuisine in our home. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives Inspiration Spotlight party!


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