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beautiful burrito bowls

become a food blogger… it’ll be fun they said, it’ll be easy they said, do it in your “free time” they said…

here i am, after roughly 5 weeks of abandonment, 3 different states and not enough food in between. i drank like a fish in west palm beach, ate like a cow in los angeles, and sat in the most gorgeous restaurants on each coast (read more here!) miles later, all i wanted was to come home to my favorite little mexican hole in the wall, drink cheap margaritas and shovel chips and queso into my mouth as fast as i could. quite honestly, this is one of my favorite past times.  nevertheless, if i ate mexican as much as i wanted to, my body would quickly take the shape of a burrito.

cue burrito bowl.

burrito bowls are like salad’s sexier, cooler older sister. WAY COOLER. you can add pretty much anything and everything in your refrigerator and it will instantly taste magical, because QUESO. here is my rendition of this beautiful bowl.


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 cup of jasmine rice
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • queso
  • spices: cumin,  BADIA complete seasoning, cilantro, salt and pepper


  1. I followed this super easy, copy-cat Chipotle Jasmine Rice recipe and it was amazing! Check it out here.
  2. While your rice is cooking, sautee your chicken with the BADIA seasoning and cumin. While you’re doing this, you can also get your corn and black beans warming up. I’m all about efficiency!spices
  3. Cut up all your veggies into bite-size pieces.

chopped veggies

4. Heat up your queso. That’s right… Buy it from the store and heat it up in your microwave. I have tried and tried to find a queso recipe that tastes as good as my favorite local spot and have repeatedly failed. so run, don’t walk and buy the best store-bought queso i have found in my 23 years of life.


5. Top each ingredient upon the other and wow… welcome to the best day of your life.


6. Finally, drizzle queso on top, squeeze your lime, and cry happy tears.


¤¤ you need very few kitchen tools & basic cooking knowledge
$$ 5-10 dollars (this will vary based on the number/quality of ingredients you add)

cheers, hannah


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