This Fiesta Bowl is perfect for Sunday Funday, Meatless Monday or any day or the week!
It’s really just a big bowl with all our favorite basics — Mexican Rice, Quick Simmered Black Beans (recipe from @minimalistbaker), Tangy Orange Jicama Slaw, Easy Tomato Salsa, avocado, a dollop of dairy-free sour cream & jalapeños… plus we brought back an old favorite that we hadn’t made in a really long time… Pineapple-glazed Brussel sprouts!
It’s a make-ahead meal that’s adaptable to tastes and a total crowd-pleaser! As in, everyone can choose what they like (we always make some grilled chicken for the boys).
The meal started with our desire to make a regular in our dinner rotation– Mexican Rice..
Recipe adapted from Test Kitchen, we literally make it several times a month.
It’s super easy to make and makes a large quantity which is perfect for feeding a crowd and for leftovers!
It’s made with fresh tomatoes, onions, canola oil, garlic, jalapeno (can use as much or as little as you want — see below), vegetable broth, tomato paste and salt.
And it starts on the stove top when everything is blended, seasoned and starts cooking.
Then moves to the oven for 30 minutes. It reheats well so it’s a great dish to make ahead or to make even as part of meal prep.
So start with the rice, add the Quick Simmered Black Beans or grilled chicken or both!, some Tomato Salsa and Jicama Slaw and don’t forget the Brussels!
These Pineapple-glazed Brussels are the BEST add!
They are a sweet n’ savory side with a little spicy kick (if you want!) and are addictively delicious!
They were inspired by a dish at a local restaurant and we can’t get enough of them!
All you need to do is roast some Brussels Sprouts…
They work best with the glazed when they are super crispy!
And while they roast, make the glaze.
It’s mostly pineapple juice plus a touch of gluten-free tamari (a savory touch so the pineapple isn’t cloying) a pinch of brown sugar, a pinch or more of crushed red pepper and some corn starch for thickening.
You literally bring it all to a boil on the stove and let it simmer and reduce. It will thicken into a nice glaze.
Mix the glaze with the crispy Brussels sprouts and that’s it!
Together, this bowl is super satisfying, nourishing and delish!
Hope you love it as much as we do!
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