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Steak Fajita Rice Bowls {Oh Sweet Basil}

Today’s recipe written by Carrian at Sweet Basil! Check out her other recipes too.

Steak Fajita Rice Bowls are the perfect solution to dinnertime. Grilled steak, sauteed peppers, onions and corn all over fajita seasoned rice. An easy way to use leftovers ohsweetbasil Hi everyone!! I’m Carrian and my husband and I blog over at, Sweet Basil. We mostly talk about food and recipes that we love, but recently we’ve added a health/fitness section since it’s something we’ve always been involved with and love. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to do a little guest post over here. Amy and I actually met a long time ago when I competed in a recipe competition (and won!!) and we got to work out with BOB HARPER. We were definitely not the “Biggest Loser” that day. It was an amazing opportunity and I’ve adored Amy ever since.

Anyway, onto the recipe! Ok, so even though I’m a food blogger I’m still all about easy recipes and finding ways to use up leftovers. At the same time, my hubby and I are not the biggest fans of eating leftovers. We don’t want to waste all of that good food, but eating the exact same thing multiple nights in a row just isn’t our thing. So, we combined our love of fresh, seasonal produce and the desire to eat leftovers and not waste into one solution. Let’s start with the leftovers…

Grilled Steak, fajita rice and grilled veggies all piled up in a delicious dinner ohsweetbasil.com_

Ok, so we’ve started creating new recipes using our leftovers just to mix things up a big and never tire of the same ol’ thing night after night.

  • First, this has actually helped us to not waste food because we turn one recipe into another a night or two later, and
  • two this saves on time.

Think about it, if you’ve already got half of your meal fixed for you there just isn’t as much standing in the kitchen going on. In fact, we noticed how much it was helping us out that we started cooking extras of things like rice, meat etc so that even when it’s a meal that we know we wont have leftovers we can still end up with extra food to create another tasty meal later on in the week. Kind of like these awesome pork nachos with a pina colada sauce.   Then there’s the produce. This dish is the perfect example of how we save on groceries and continue to use leftovers. We all know that shopping for produce that’s fresh and in season helps us to save money. If it’s more readily available to the market it’s going to cost you less to buy it. We shop around to find great produce like these peppers, corn and onions, cook them up fresh and add them to our leftovers, like in this case leftover steak and rice. When you add a little freshness to your meal you’ll totally mask the fact that it’s actually leftovers from two nights ago. Plus, obviously fresh veggies are always great for your family.

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Steak Fajita Rice Bowls {Oh Sweet Basil}

  • 2 Cups Steak, grilled and sliced
  • 1/2 Red, Green and
  • Orange Bell Peppers,
  • sliced 1/2 Purple Onion,
  • sliced 1 to 2 ears of corn, grilled and removed from the cob Queso Fresco Cheese
For the Rice
  • 1 Cup of Brown Rice
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Fajita Seasoning
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the peppers and onion and a drizzle of olive oil. Cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. In a rice cooker, combine the rice, water and seasoning. Cook per product instructions or in a pan bring it to boil, add the lid and turn down to low for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Warm up the steak and toss with the peppers, onion, corn and cheese. Enjoy!
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3 Comments

I am loving the simplicity of this…but would need some ‘kick’ to the steak, a cheeky splash of tabasco or hot pepper sauce would do the trick (not for the kids tho!! ha ha)

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