A bowl with rice, beans, pulled pork, lettuce, cheese, salsa, and guacamole
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Carnitas Fiesta Bowls

A flavorful fresh-mex meal in a bowl that's healthy and easy to throw together!
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican, Western
Keyword carnitas bowls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lisa from A Day in the Kitchen


  • Cooked pulled pork
  • Romaine lettuce, finely cut
  • Your favorite salsa
  • Grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Lime Cilantro Basmati Rice

  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 tbs light olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 dry bay leaf
  • Juice from one lime
  • 1 tbs chopped cilantro (optional)


  • 1 tbs light olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 14 oz. can organic pinto beans, drained and rinsed well


  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Lime Cilantro Basmati Rice

  • Cook basmati rice according to package directions, adding in the oil, salt, and bay leaf at the beginning of the cooking process.
  • Once rice is cooked, remove the bay leaf. Squeeze in the lime juice and add the chopped cilantro if using. Fluff with a spoon or fork.


  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the olive oil and spices. Heat for a minute, then add the beans. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.


  • In a small bowl, combine the avocado, lime juice, and salt and pepper.

The Bowl!

  • Start with a bed of lettuce or rice and layer on the toppings!


Customize It In Your Kitchen!

Use your favorite toppings:
Grilled vegetables
Fire-roasted peppers
Fresh chili peppers
Use black beans instead of pinto beans.
Top it with a dollop of sour cream.
Sprinkle some fresh chopped red onions.
Sliced grilled portabello mushrooms is a great meat replacement!