Check out a quick and easy pineapple rice & black bean burrito bowl recipe from Marie Roth, R.D.N., Eat Well, Be Well Dietitian and Director of Curriculum.

Recipe for Pineapple Rice & Black Bean Burrito Bowl

4 servings

3 cups frozen brown rice
1 cup pineapple, finely chopped
2 Tbsp red onion, finely diced
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups zucchini, diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon paprika
1 ripe avocado, sliced
½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt


  1. Heat the brown rice according to package instructions.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cooked rice, pineapple, red onion, 2 Tbsp cilantro, and lime juice, and stir to combine.  Lightly season with salt (if desired).
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, zucchini, bell peppers, jalapeno, garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder, and paprika.  Cook until onions become translucent, and other veggies are tender (about 7-8 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  4. To assemble the bowls, spoon ¾ cup of brown rice mixture into the bottom of 4 bowls. Top with ½ cup of black beans. Divide the sautéed veggies among the bowls.  Top with avocado slices and garnish with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of the remaining cilantro. 


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