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a vegan burrito bowl with rice and veggies topped with chipotle crema

Vegan Burrito Bowls with Chipotle Crema

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan burrito bowl is loaded with cilantro lime rice, sauteed peppers and beans and gets topped off with a homemade creamy chipotle sauce!


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Burrito bowls

  • 1 cup of rice white rice (long or short grain)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of cooked black beans (from a can or dried)
  • 1 cup of corn kernels (fresh or canned)
  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes

Chipotle Crema

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for an hour
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo (can sub 4 tbsp chipotle sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Cilantro lime rice: Cook the rice according to package directions. Once cooked, add in the lime juice and cilantro and mix together.
  2. Sauteed peppers: Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 1-2 minutes until translucent, then add the peppers, Chimayo chilli powder, cumin and salt and mix together. Reduce heat to medium and let cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  3. Chipotle Crema: Drain the cashews, then add to a  small blender or food processor with the rest of the crema ingredients. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
  4. Assemble the bowls: layer the rice, peppers, black beans, corn, and avocado in a bowl. Top with the chipotle crema.


Cook the rice in vegetable broth instead of water for more flavour.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. 


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 450
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Protein: 17g

Keywords: vegan burrito bowls, veggie burrito bowls, healthy burrito bowl, chipotle burrito bowl