Healthy Ground Turkey Rice Bowl Recipe

I love rice bowls when I go out and have always thought that they were a healthy dining-out option until I saw the fat/calorie count of them at some of my fav restos, so I had to figure out how to make a healthier version at home. Here’s a delicious, healthy and quick at-home version of a Chipotle bowl.  Try to use as many organic ingredients as you can to make this even better for you!

1 cup brown rice
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1/3 cup chicken stock
3 tbsp. taco seasoning
1 cup black beans, rinsed
1 cup corn, thawed if frozen or from a can
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional Toppings:  homemade guacamole, salsa, cheese, Greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, green onions
Cook brown rice according to package directions.  Set aside.
In a large pan, heat oil over medium heat.  Add garlic, onion, green and red pepper and sauté until vegetables soften, about 5 minutes.  Add turkey meat, and break up the meat.  Add chicken stock and taco seasoning and cook until turkey is cooked through, about 10 minutes.  Add corn and beans and cook an additional 1-2 minutes until the corn and beans are heated through, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Remove from heat.
Assemble bowls:  start with rice, add turkey mixture, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Serves 4-6

Quick Homemade Guacamole:
2 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste

Place avocado in a bowl, add lime juice and mash with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


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