One of the best things about this Cilantro Lime Rice Bowl is its versatility. Add your favorite ingredients to make it your own. You can even make it a healthy protein power bowl. Bowl appetit!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 35minutes
For the rice
1.5cupsCajun Country Rice
.5cuproughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2tbspfresh lime juice
For the cilantro-lime aioli
2tbspfinely chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more leaves for serving
1.5tspfresh lime juice
For the bowl
3cupsgrilled chicken breast strips (or substitute shrimp)
2cupsfrozen or fresh corn kernels
115 oz. canblack beans,drained and rinsed
1.5cupscherry tomatoes, quartered
Cook the rice. Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil.
While rice is cooking, make Aioli: In a medium bowl, whisk mayonnaise with cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, garlic powder, and 2 teaspoons of water. Season with salt and pepper.
In a medium nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken breast strips (or shrimp) and cook, tossing occasionally, until fully cooked, about 6 minutes. Remove to a plate.
Return the skillet to medium heat and add the corn. Cook corn, tossing occasionally, until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Scrape onto a plate.
Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Add taco seasoning. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until spices are toasted and fragranced, about 30 seconds. Add the black beans and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are warm, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Fill 4 shallow bowls with rice. Top with corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, and chicken breast strips (or shrimp). Drizzle each bowl with aioli and garnish with cilantro.
Cilantro Lime Chicken & Rice Bowl, July 20, 2020 (https://cajuncountryrice.com/recipes/cilantro-lime-chicken-rice-bowl/)