A friend recently introduced me to Chipotle bowls. Yum! The food was second only to the fellowship we shared over it! Since I can’t buy Chipotle every night I decided to see if I could recreate this at home. For those of you who don’t know a Chipotle bowl is basically a burrito layered in a bowl. Well I never really liked burritos b/c they were to big and messy to eat but in a bowl, genius! And I could make them FodMap friendly for my hubby, yet another meal to add to my repertoire!
You can get this started early in the morning in your crock-pot and quickly assemble it for dinner. The longest cooking item is the beans. I buy the beans that my husband is allowed to eat in bulk whenever they go on sale so I had half gallon jar of pinto beans already for this recipe.
For the bean layer
To a large sauce pot add:
16 oz of dry pinto beans
4 cups of broth
2 cups of water
Bring to a boil then pour into your crock-pot, add enough water to cover beans by about an inch of liquid if necessary.
1 tablespoon fresh chives or 2 green onions chopped fine
1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce chopped fine
1 tablespoon jalapeno’s chopped fine
Cook on high for 5-6 hours stirring occasionally if you are home. You can leave them in the crock-pot without stirring if you work but the top beans will turn a little darker, it’s just visual.
For the Rice Layer
About an hour before you want to eat, Add to a heavy bottomed pot:
1 ½ cups brown rice
4 ½ cups chicken broth
Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat, stirring occasionally until all liquid is absorbed. If you have a fresh lime squeeze the juice over the rice just before serving and stir.
For the Chicken Layer
Put 1 teaspoon olive oil in skillet
1 lb cooked chicken
2 Tablespoons fajita seasoning
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1 packet liquid bullion or a few tablespoons broth
Sauté until warmed through
Place a scoop of rice in bowl
Top with a scoop of beans
Add a spoonful of chicken
Add a spoonful of salsa
Sprinkle your favorite FodMap friendly cheese (I used hard Cheddar and Parmesan mixed)
Top with a spoonful of sour cream and if you are not on FodMap add a spoonful of guacamole. FodMap eaters leave off the guacamole.
Oh so yummy, Chipotle bowls at home. Thanks you so much Luz for introducing me to this yummy dish!