Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl (oil free, gluten free, 21 day fix)

Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe that is oil free, gluten free, vegan, and 21 day fix friendly. This plant based dinner can be prepared in 30 minutes, contains 460 calories, 21 g of protein, and is about $1.70 per serving.

 

 

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This vegan fajita rice bowl recipe is only $1.70 per plate, but filled with important vitamins and minerals. You can use it as a weight loss meal, a healthy dinner idea, or simply as a budget friendly meal. No need to be a vegan to try out this delicious fajita recipe.

Instead of using meat for the fajita, this recipe contains 4 different vegetables that can be switched out and kidney beans as the protein source. Because the mix is served over brown rice instead of the tortilla bread, the vegan fajita rice bowl is also a gluten free meal.

I did not cook the fajita veggies in oil, instead I used the water-fry method (see below). Therefore this recipe contains all whole foods and spices and is perfect for a whole food, low fat, plant based diet. You  can add additional topping to the meal.

Cost of one Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl

  • 1.5 cups brown basmati rice, dry(0.50)
  • 2 zucchini cut in half and sliced (0.99)
  • 1 box (8 oz) mushrooms, sliced (1.49)
  • 3 green bell peppers, sliced in strips (2.00)
  • 2 cans cooked kidney beans, drained and rinsed (1.20)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced (0.12)
  • juice of 1 lime (0.20)
  • Spices (0.30)

The whole Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl would be around $6.80 and that makes $1.70 per serving. You can cut the cost down by buying the veggies that are in season or on sale. Note that the prices above depend on season and store.

How to prepare the Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl

You will need:

  • 1.5 cups brown (or white) basmati rice, dry
  • 2 zucchini cut in half and sliced
  • 1 box (8oz) mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 green bell peppers, sliced in strips
  • 2 cans cooked kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t paprika powder
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t salt
  • optional: guacamole to top

Instruction:

Prepare rice according to package. Pour 1/4 cup water to a large pan and all the veggies. Put the lid on top and let steam on medium heat until soft. 

Drain remaining water, add the seasoning and lime juice and stir. Use 1 cup rice and top with 1/4 of the fajita veggie mix. You can top your bowl with guacamole if you like.

Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl (oil free, gluten free, 21 day fix)

Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl (oil free, gluten free, 21 day fix)

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl Recipe that is oil free, gluten free, vegan, and 21 day fix friendly. This plant based dinner can be prepared in 30 minutes, contains 460 calories, 21g of protein, and is about $1.70 per serving.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups brown basmati rice, dry (or white rice)
  • 2 zucchini cut in half and sliced
  • 1 box (8oz) mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 green bell peppers, sliced in strips
  • 2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t paprika powder
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t salt
  • optional: guacamole to to

Instructions

  1. Prepare rice according to package.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup water to a large pan and all the veggies. Put the lid on top and let steam on medium heat until soft.
  3. Drain remaining water, add the seasoning and lime juice and stir.
  4. Use 1 cup rice and top with 1/4 of the fajita veggie mix. You can top your bowl with guacamole if you like

Notes

21 day fix: 2 green, 2 yellow, 1 red. (without guacamole)

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4th of the recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 4.5gCarbohydrates: 92gProtein: 21g

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