This past Tuesday evening I was solo for dinner. After a tough work out I was in need of a hearty protein filled meal! I have pretty much been craving Mexican food all week. I love mexican food! I think most Americans feel the same way I do.
When eating Mexican food out at a restaurant you can always get such an awesome deal… You get a lot for your money. I always worry if that’s a good thing or not considering the plates are piled miles high with cheese and sour cream and a baby garnish of iceberg lettuce. It’s totally worth it though for a cheat day!
This recipe is a healthy-homemade version of a burrito bowl. It would have been awesome topped with black beans and avocado if you like them but I was out. Always be sure to top your favorite homemade Mexican dishes with my one true love… Cilantro… and it will be perfecto!
1.3 lb ground turkey
1 tbs chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1-1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed chipotle chili flakes
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup water
1 cup julienned iceberg lettuce
1/2 Roma tomato diced
1/8 cup diced onion
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tbs chopped cilantro
1/4 cup organic brown basmati rice
Cook rice in a rice cooker.
Brown ground turkey in a frying pan. Drain. Add seasonings and water. Simmer 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Start off bowl with rice in bottom, top with 4oz ground turkey mix, garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, greek yogurt and top with chopped cilantro.