Tempeh burrito bowls with basmati rice, black beans, and avocado

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Tempeh burrito bowls with basmati rice, black beans, and avocado

Dairy-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free

2 Servings, 690 Calories/Serving

25 – 40 Minutes

Hearty and customizable, these gluten-free vegan burrito bowls brim with South-of-the-border staples. We finish everything with creamy, crunchy, and bright toppings.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • ½ cup basmati rice
  • ½ pound tempeh
  • Mexican simmer sauce base (tomatoes - onion - EVOO - fresh garlic - chile powder - sweet smoked paprika - coriander - cumin - dried Mexican oregano)
  • ½ cup cooked black beans
  • 1 organic avocado
  • 1 organic lime
  • 8 to 10 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • 2 ounces organic shredded green or other cabbage

Ingredient IQ

A cousin of tofu, tempeh originated in Indonesia and is made from lightly fermented whole soybeans, which means it has more fiber and protein than its relative, plus a subtly sweet, earthy flavor when cooked. We first soften it by crumbling it and cooking it in water.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 690, Protein: 28g (56% DV), Fiber: 23g (92% DV), Total Fat: 33g (51% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 30mg (1% DV), Carbohydrates: 73g (24% DV), Total Sugars: 4g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Soybeans

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the rice

  • Rinse the rice.
In a small sauce pot, combine the rice and 1 cup [1½ cups] lightly salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork, cover, and keep warm.
While the rice cooks, prepare the tempeh.


Start the tempeh

  • Crumble or cut the tempeh into ½-inch cubes.
In a medium [large] frying pan, combine the tempeh and 1 cup [2 cups] water and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain the tempeh, pat dry, and transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.
While the tempeh cooks, prepare the sauce.


Make the sauce; finish the tempeh and beans

  • In a medium bowl, stir or whisk together the Mexican simmer sauce base and ¼ cup [½ cup] water until smooth.
In the same pan used to soften the tempeh, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons [2 to 3 TBL] oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Working in batches if needed, add the tempeh and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add more oil between batches if needed. [Return all the tempeh to the pan.] Stir in the Mexican simmer sauce and black beans, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are warmed through and the sauce has thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Prep the garnishes; finish the rice

  • Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit, scoop out the flesh, and cut the flesh into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  • Juice half the lime; cut half into wedges for garnish. [Juice 1 lime; cut 1 lime into wedges.]
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro; set aside half for garnish.
To the pot with the rice, stir in 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] lime juice and half the cilantro.


Transfer the rice to individual bowls and top with the tempeh, beans, and sauce. Garnish with the cabbage, avocado, and remaining cilantro and serve with the lime wedges.

Kids Can!

  • Rinse the rice.
  • Crumble the tempeh.
  • Stir the simmer sauce base and water.
  • Scoop out the avocado.
  • Juice the lime.

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