Roasted Butternut Squash Burrito Bowls

Change-up your grain bowl with toppings suited to your tastes. Add any of your favorite ingredients, such as shredded cheese, shredded jicama, pickled jalapeño, sliced radishes, or hot sauce.

overhead view Roasted Butternut Squash Burrito Bowls in bowls
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 ½ cup water

  • ¾ cup uncooked regular brown rice

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 1.5 pound butternut squash, halved, seeded, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 lime, halved

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, undrained

  • Toppers, such as avocado, fresh salsa, queso fresco, and/or fresh cilantro


  1. In a medium saucepan bring the water to boiling. Stir in rice. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 40 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425°F. In a small bowl combine cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. In a large bowl combine oil, salt, and 1 1/2 tsp. of the spice mixture. Add squash; toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast 20 minutes or until tender, turning once.

  3. Squeeze 1 Tbsp. juice from one of the lime halves. Cut remaining lime half into wedges; set aside. Drain beans, reserving 3 Tbsp. of the liquid. In a medium bowl combine beans, reserved liquid, and remaining spice mixture. Microwave, covered, 2 minutes. Stir in lime juice.

  4. Divide rice among shallow bowls. Top with squash, beans, and desired toppers. Serve with reserved lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
12g Fat
64g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 860mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 39.1mg 196%
Calcium 187mg 14%
Iron 3.5mg 19%
Potassium 1121mg 24%
Folate, total 72.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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