The Southwest Grain Bowl is a healthy nod to Mexican street food crossed with your favorite burrito. Our guests and restaurant teams both love its classic southwest flavors like cumin, chili powder, cilantro and citrus without too much spice (if heat is your thing, our MAD Spice really kicks this grain bowl up a notch).
The avocado might draw you in, but at first bite, you'll notice the Cilantro Chili Lime dressing. Inspired by the popular Mexican street snack Elote, this dressing is rich yet tangy. It complements the pungent saltiness of the cotija cheese and contrasts the fresh bursts from the tomatoes and roasted corn. As Cheyenne said perfectly, "It's really good...I love it."
Avocados (which are technically berries) contain more potassium than bananas and are one of the few fruits that is high in protein.
Corn is an excellent source of fiber...plus it gives us plenty of "chewing satisfaction," and its high ratio of insoluble-to-soluble fiber is partly the reason.
Overall, the Southwest Bowl is a generous portion of fresh, nourishing ingredients that play off each other with great flavor and balance. The recommended Southwest Chicken fits in perfectly with its paprika/garlic/chili/cumin rub. Plus, the five-grain wild rice blend will keep your stomach satisfied all day long.
This whole grain, gluten-free blend consists of heirloom ingredients such as red rice, sprouted brown rice and wild rice. Sprouted rice means your body will actually absorb those nutrients faster.