Taco Bowl Recipe

This summer, I've been trying to eat soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. I've also cut out a lot of red meat. For more info on how I am eating this summer, check out my post here. Today, I wanted to share one of my favorite soy-, dairy-, gluten-, and red-meat free recipes that still tastes AMAZING. I've included how I make it, along with some options for you to customize it to make it your own.

I love Mexican food, and Chipotle's burrito bowl inspired this recipe: Taco "Bowls." I make two servings, one for dinner and another for lunch the next day.

Taco Bowls
Servings: 2


  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 package Taco seasoning (make sure to look at the ingredients to confirm that there is no whey, soy, or wheat)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice (makes two servings when cooked)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package fresh shredded lettuce
  • 1 spoonful of salsa
  1. Begin by browning the ground turkey in a skillet on medium high. 
  2. Combine 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice and 1 cup water in a pot on high heat. Once the water starts to boil, reduce to low heat, cover, and let simmer for about 12 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  3. When the meat is sufficiently browned, follow the instructions on the taco seasoning for adding in water and seasoning.
  4. Once rice is ready, fluff it with a fork.
  5. Remove both cooked, seasoned meat and cooked rice. Mix one half of the meat and one half of the rice into a bowl. Top this bowl with lettuce and a scoop of salsa.
  6. Mix the other halves into a separate bowl and save for lunch tomorrow.
  7. Enjoy!
Some variations you can do to make your own delicious taco bowl:
  • Use shredded chicken instead of ground turkey
  • Substitute white rice for brown
  • Use riced cauliflower instead of rice
  • Top with chopped tomatoes
  • Top with frozen corn (cooked to package instructions)
  • Top with cilantro and/or limes
  • Top with homemade pico de gallo or guacamole
  • Add cooked black beans (or substitute beans for the meat to make this vegetarian!)

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as i do! Leave your perfect combination for taco bowls in the comments.


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