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This ultra easy no-cook Burrito Bowls recipe has everything you need for a simple but satisfying meal – adaptable, super tasty and is ready in 10 minutes too. Enjoy!

A big dish filled with Burrito Bowls for a tasty 15 minute meal.

What I LOVE about this Burrito Bowls recipe is how totally easy it is, but still manages to be packed full of nutritious goodness and fantastic flavour. Forgive me for shouting about a recipe that doesn’t actually involve cooking, but I just know you’ll think this is a winner too!

Why you’ll love this Burrito Bowl recipe

⭐️ Great for make-ahead meal prep or packed lunch

⭐️ Lots of flavour and packed with vitamins

⭐️ Super quick, so easy

A super quick recipe for No Cook Burrito Bowls.

Notes on this Burrito Bowls recipe

➡️ Rice: We’re using x2 flavoured microwave pouches here for speed and convenience. You can make your own rice if you have the time and prefer the cost-saving.

Just be sure to follow cooked rice food safety guidelines (i.e. do not leave it hanging about at room temperature, cool it very quickly and then reheat fully until piping hot before serving).

➡️ Filling options: You can swap the additions to your own preference or what you have in the cupboard and fridge.

➡️ Hot or cold: We’re only heating the rice for this recipe to keep it quick, but if you have time you could also heat up the beans, sweetcorn and the chicken if you like.

➡️ Add cheese: A delicious optional extra!

➡️ Cook your own chicken: Again, for speed, convenience and flavour we’re using precooked Mexican chicken here, but you could always cook your own chicken (try it with the meat from my Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas – yum), or use up leftovers from a roast chicken.

Why we came up with this recipe

So many of you loved my 10-minute Hummus Bowl recipe last year, which prompted me to create another no-cook version of something along the same lines. 

I also have Burritos Bowls in my first book, What’s For Dinner, but this does require some cooking, so we decided to come up with an instant, even quicker, alternative for my 15 Minute Meals collection.

Obviously, really if we’re talking about a burrito, we’re talking about a Mexican-style filling inside a soft tortilla wrap (like my Beef Burrito) BUT this is a ‘naked’ alternative to try out. Light, quick and perfect for throwing together when you have limited time.

See below for different variations to try out… or take this as inspiration and come up with your own!

Burrito Bowls Ingredients

The ingredients for Burrito Bowls recipe laid out on a counter.
  • Microwave rice – Use a flavoured pouch if you prefer
  • Tinned sweetcorn – Or freshly cooked
  • Tinned black beans – Or any other cooked, canned beans that you prefer
  • Mexican chicken – Precooked
  • Avocado – Ripe please! Or you could use ready-made guacamole
  • Fresh salsa – Try to buy the fresh type from the fridge (rather than in a jar)
  • Limes

How to make Burrito Bowls

No cook burrito bowls recipe, step 1. Add the rice, sweetcorn and beans to a bowl.
  1. Heat the rice according to the packet instructions and add the drained sweetcorn and beans to the bowls.
Add chicken to the Burrito Bowls. Step 2 in the recipe.

2. Now pile in the chicken and the rest of the ingredients, finishing off with a squeeze of lime over the top.


  • Vegetarian – Omit the chicken or use a meat alternative to make this a veggie burrito bowl.


In the fridge You can keep this recipe in the fridge for 3 days. Eat cold. (As always, follow rice storage guidelines.)

In the freezer I wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

Top tips for making No-Cook Burrito Bowls

What to serve with Burrito Bowls

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Burrito Bowls {No Cook Recipe}

This is a simple no-cook Burrito Bowls recipe that is SO delicious but requires very little effort or time. Prep-ahead if you like and add your own variations. This combination of ingredients takes just 15 minutes and it’s so good.
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 500 g Microwave rice, 2x 250g pouches.
  • 340 g Tinned sweetcorn, Drained.
  • 400 g Tinned black beans, Drained and rinsed.
  • 400 g Mexican chicken, Precooked. See notes.
  • 1 Avocado, Peeled and cut into small chunks.
  • 200 g Fresh salsa, From the supermarket fridge.
  • 2 Limes


  • Heat the rice according to the pack instructions.
  • Pile the rice into the bowls, along with the sweetcorn, black beans (you can heat these if you prefer) and chicken.
  • Spoon on the avocado and salsa, and squeeze half a lime over each bowl.


Rice: Use flavoured microwave rice pack if you prefer. We use 2 pouches for 4 people but obviously you can adjust if you prefer.
Chicken: We used precooked supermarket flavoured Mexican chicken here. You can use any type of precooked chicken that you prefer.


Calories: 580kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 36gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 380mgPotassium: 1145mgFiber: 16gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 572IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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  1. 5 stars
    Super easy…I roasted a whole chicken and put seasoning on it…but otherwise followed recipe as is…very quick to prep tasty Friday evening family meal. Loved by the teenagers so definitely a winner
    Thank you Sarah! ☺️

  2. I really love the look of your recipes and all you write. I have not yet tried to make any but I am sure I will.
    Thank you for a lovely website.
    Best wishes