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Rice Bowl Southwestern Style


Cooking for a Crowd

Cooking for a Crowd

Use these recipe sheets to prepare for larger groups:

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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label


1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped vegetables (try a mixture: bell peppers, onion, corn, tomato, zucchini)
1/8 teaspoon salt 
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup cooked meat (chopped or shredded), beans or tofu
1/8 teaspoon each garlic powder, oregano and cumin (optional)
2 Tablespoons salsa, shredded cheese or low-fat sour cream


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat (350 degrees F in an electric skillet).  Add vegetables and salt. Cook until tender-crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes. 
  3. Add cooked rice; cooked meat, beans or tofu; and garlic powder, oregano and cumin, if desired. Heat through.
  4. Divide rice mixture between two bowls. Top with salsa, cheese or sour cream and serve warm.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • For a spicier dish, add chili powder, red pepper flakes or taco sauce in Step 1.
  • You can use any leftover cooked grain in this recipe. Try white or wild rice, quinoa, barley or oatmeal.
  • Try other toppings such as chopped cilantro, sliced radishes or Food Hero Refrigerator Pickled Vegetables.


This is a great way to use up leftover rice.  I use beans and whatever veggies I have on hand and the bowl always turns out so yummy!

Great recipe you can use whatever you have on hand and make different for any family member!  My kids love it and I can put it together in minutes -- they love picking their toppings!

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