Burrito Bowls with Spicy Prawns Recipe

(6 ratings)

burrito bowl
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Fat25 g36%
Saturated Fat4.5 g23%
Carbohydrates41 g16%

Burrito bowls are a healthier way to enjoy all the flavours of a hearty burrito. We’ve cut back on the carbs with this easy Mexican meal idea, sacrificing the typical bread wrap for extra fresh veggies. Using a microwaveable pouch of Mexican flavoured rice makes these burrito bowls so speedy to make. To make a veggie version of these burrito bowls you could use a can of kidney beans to replace the prawns, or try using shredded cooked chicken for another take on this quick and tasty Mexican-inspired meal. This recipe serves two, but if you’re cooking for one you can keep the leftovers for lunch the next day. Ready in no more than 20 mins, this easy meal if perfect to throw together when you’re pushed for time but don’t want to compromise on flavour.


  1. Heat a griddle pan until smoking. Char the corn on all sides until cooked and slightly blackened. Remove from the heat and slice the corn from the cob with a sharp knife. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large frying pan to a medium high heat. Add the oil and cook the prawns for around five minutes, until just pink. Add the spice mix and cook for a further minute.
  3. Cook the Mexican rice in the microwave according to packet instructions.
  4. Arrange the lettuce leaves, avocado and sweet corn in bowls. Add the rice and the prawns and garnish with lime, chilli and coriander to serve.


  • 1 corn on the cob
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 200g raw king prawns
  • 2tbsp Mexican spice mix, we used Merchant Gourmet
  • 250g microwave Mexican rice, we used Uncle Ben’s
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 little gem lettuce
  • Lime, chilli and coriander, to serve

Rosie Conroy is a food and drinks journalist with over a decade of experience working for big-name titles in both print and online. Formerly the Digital Food Editor of woman&home, Rosie went on to head up the team at SquareMeal, reviewing the best London restaurants and hunting out emerging culinary trends. With previous experience in food styling and recipe development, Rosie knows what to look for in a good piece of kitchenware and has extensive experience testing consumer goods—from kitchen electricalz and cooking accouterments through to new foodie treats.