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bowl of cilantro lime rice, pico de gallo, lettuce, cheese, corn, black beans, grilled onions & peppers, avocado sauce and garnished with fresh cilantro

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl with Avocado Sauce

Author: Hoorah to Health
This Vegetarian Burrito Bowl is made with cilantro lime brown rice, pico de gallo, fajita onions & peppers, corn, black beans, and lettuce. It is served with a creamy avocado sauce and is absolutely delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 445 kcal


  • Large Skillet
  • Food Processor


  • 3 medium Bell Peppers sliced
  • 2 cups Fresh Tomato chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Lettuce chopped
  • 2 Avocados ripe
  • 1 ½ Red Onions divided
  • 3 Limes divided
  • 1 Jalapeno chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups Corn frozen or fresh
  • ½ cup Sour Cream low fat
  • 1 cup Brown Rice small grain
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil divided
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Garlic Powder divided
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Black Pepper


Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

  • Add 1 ¾ water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the rice and 2 Tablespoons olive oil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until all of the water has absorbed.
  • While the rice is cooking, zest and juice 1 lime, and finely chop ¼ cup of the cilantro.
  • When the rice is done, remove from heat and let sit covered for 10 minutes. Remove cover and fluff with a fork. Stir in the cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest. Add black pepper to taste.

Pico De Gallo

  • Chop the tomatoes, ½ of an onion, the jalapeno, and ⅓ cup of the cilantro.
  • Mix together with the juice of 1 lime.

Fajita Onions & Peppers

  • Slice the bell peppers and one of the red onions.
  • Add to a large skillet with 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil, cumin, chili powder, and 1 teaspoon of the garlic powder. Cook over high heat for 5-6 minutes or until tender.

Avocado Sauce

  • Add avocados, sour cream, ⅓ cup roughly chopped cilantro, the juice of 1 lime, and ¼ teaspoon of the garlic powder to a food processor.
  • Mix for 1 minute or until smooth.

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl with Avocado Sauce

  • Assemble all of your ingredients into 6 bowls.
  • Garnish with additional lime juice and/or chopped cilantro if desired.


  • The cooking time of the rice may vary according to which brand you are using. (Refer to package directions.)
  • If you are short on time, you could even use brown minute rice and your favorite store-bought salsa.
  • Fresh ingredients make this recipe amazing, so be sure you are using fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice.
  • Be sure your avocados are ripe, but not overripe. Look for ones that are firm but have a slight give to them. Also choose ones with the stem still attached. If the stem is missing, the avocado will likely have brown spots on the inside. 


Serving: 6Calories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 11gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 985mgFiber: 13gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2707IUVitamin C: 102mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 3mg