Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Roasted Cauliflower

These Vegetarian Burrito Bowls are piled high with seasoned roasted cauliflower, fluffy yellow rice, crisp veggies and a hearty drizzle of creamy sriracha ranch. DELICIOUS!

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

Burrito bowls are kiiiind of a big deal around here.

They’re exactly what you think they are: all your favorite burrito mix-ins, in a big. ole. bowl. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Sometimes they’re in the form of taco bowls or quinoa bowls but no matter what you call them, they’re an amazing way to faceplate into a mountain of veggies without having to subject yourself to a salad.

Roasted Cauliflower Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Sriracha Ranch

For the base I used a mix of fluffy yellow rice and crisp romaine lettuce then topped it with allllll my favorites. Seasoned roasted cauliflower was a must, in all it’s tender-on-the-inside crisp-on-the-outside glory.

I also added chopped bell pepper, sliced jalapeños, shredded red cabbage, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges to garnish. For a sauce I topped this deliciousness with a creamy Sriracha Ranch.

Love it so!

special diets and swaps

These baller bowls are gloriously gluten-free and vegetarian.

For a vegan burrito bowl, simply use a vegan ranch as your sauce base or swap the dressing for your favorite salsa or hot sauce.

To make them paleo and whole30 compliant, simply skip the yellow rice and swap the sauce.

For keto diets you can simply skip the rice and you’re good to go!

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Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Roasted Cauliflower

Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Roasted Cauliflower

The recipe below is perfect for two burrito bowls. Need to feed 4 or more? Feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed.

This rockin’ recipe is also super meal prep friendly! I like to have all the chopped/prepped ingredients in containers in the fridge so all I have to do is heat up the cauliflower and rice and combine before faceplanting.

Enjoy!

Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Roasted Cauliflower
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Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Roasted Cauliflower

These Vegetarian Burrito Bowls are piled high with seasoned roasted cauliflower, fluffy yellow rice, crisp veggies and all your favorite toppings!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex, Vegetarian
Keyword Vegetarian Burrito Bowls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 457 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 1 TBSP avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2-1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (skip if non-spicy is preferred)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup uncooked yellow rice
  • 1-2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2-1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper (optional but tasty!)
  • 1 jalapeño , sliced thin
  • lime wedges for serving
  • fresh cilantro to taste

SRIRACHA RANCH

  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing (vegan or regular)
  • 1 TBSP Sriracha

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, drizzle chopped cauliflower florets with oil and season with chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. For more spicy caulfilower, add extra cayenne. For less spicy, simply skip the caynenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I added a pinch of each) and mix well to coat.

  3. Spread cauliflower out spaced on parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes or until edges are crispy and browned.

  4. While the cauliflower roasts, cook your rice via package instructions and prep remaining ingredients. This way when the seasoned cauliflower is ready the bowls are ready for assembly and faceplantage!

  5. Place your rice and lettuce at the bottom of each bowl and top with roasted cauliflower, cabbage, bell pepper, and jalapeno. Drizzle with Srirahca ranch (or choice of dressing/sauce) and add any additional toppings your heart desires!

  6. Serve with lime wedges to add in a burst of citrus flavor and spirnkle with fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed based on any extra toppings chosen or swaps made and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Roasted Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 572mg25%
Potassium 782mg22%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 3367IU67%
Vitamin C 195mg236%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try these vegetarian burrito bowls, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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Comments

  • Taryn

    5 stars
    These Vegetarian Burrito Bowls are DELICIOUS! We loved them.

  • Jennifer

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this again!

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