So many of us fall into a rut of eating out during the work week. But why eat out when you can make delicious lunch meals that are healthy and easy to make over the weekend? Today, I’m having a Tex Mex Rice Bowl – and this was seriously simple even for a no frills cook like myself.
We got the recipe from our fav cooking magazine: Cooking Light. If you are interested in the recipe, you can check it out here. We changed up a few things because we are cool like that….
Basically – we doubled everything except the rice because we tend to eat our biggest meal of the day at lunch so we can power through our evening workouts. So if you want to double it up, we just got 1lb of ground sirloin, a full can of corn, 1 can of black beans, 1 can of pinto beans, and we used an entire pack of our favorite taco seasoning and kept the rice to the recipe suggestion. Top it off with jalapenos and salsa – yum! This literally took us about 15 minutes to make yesterday. Just cook the sirloin while you are making the instant rice and then you basically dump all the other ingredients in there and warm it up.
So now we have enough for 4 meals – we both will eat this lunch twice this week as per our usual plan! You can cook ahead of time and warm in the microwave at work in just a few minutes. Bring the salsa on the side so it’s nice a fresh.
You’ll have others in the office asking you what you brought for lunch when you make this – because it smells amazing! And if you aren’t a sirloin kind of person, you can EASILY switch the meat out for turkey, chicken, pork or tofu. Such a simple recipe – enjoy!