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Steak Fajita Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

Steak Fajitas + Cilantro Lime Rice = THIS yummy bowl o' goodness right here!  Learn how to marinate flank steak and make cilantro lime rice!
Categories Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword steak fajita bowl, steak fajita bowl recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 bowls
Calories 675 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


For the Cilantro Lime Rice:

  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cup low sodium chicken broth, plus more as needed
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

For the Easy Guacamole:

  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice (approx. 1 lime)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

For the Flank Steak Marinade:

  • cup lime juice (approx. 2-3 limes)
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice no sugar added
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil , plus more to cook steak
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 lbs. flank steak

For the Fajita Bell Peppers:

  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 1 poblano chile, sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

For the Steak Fajita Bowls:


  1. In a large bowl or ziplock bag, combine the flank steak with freshly squeezed lime juice, no sugar added pineapple juice, low sodium soy sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, sea salt, ground black pepper, and chopped fresh cilantro.

  2. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes, up to 8 hours.

  3. To make the cilantro lime brown rice, combine uncooked brown rice, minced garlic, low sodium chicken broth, sea salt, and freshly squeezed lime juice in a deep stock pot and bring to a simmer. Cook until the liquid is completely absorbed by the rice and the rice is tender, about 20-30 minutes. Then, toss in freshly chopped cilantro and stir to combine.

  4. Once the steak is marinated, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet until hot.

  5. Add the marinated steak, cooking on both sides until cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side.

  6. Remove the steak from the pan and set aside to rest.  Slice into thin slices against the grain.

  7. In the same pan, add sliced white onion, sliced poblano pepper, sliced red bell peppers, sliced green bell pepper, sea salt, and ground black pepper, and toss to combine. Cook over medium-high heat until the bell peppers and onion are tender, about 4-6 minutes.
  8. To make a quick guacamole, combine a couple ripe avocados, freshly squeezed lime juice, and sea salt and mash together.

  9. To assemble the steak fajita bowl, start by adding the cilantro lime brown rice to your bowl, followed by the sliced steak, no salt added black beans, our bell pepper and onion mixture, pico de gallo or whatever salsa you prefer, and then top it all off with our fresh guacamole.

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Nutrition Facts
Steak Fajita Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 675 Calories from Fat 248
% Daily Value*
Fat 27.6g42%
Saturated Fat 7.1g36%
Cholesterol 109.9mg37%
Sodium 728.2mg30%
Carbohydrates 55.9g19%
Fiber 10.8g43%
Sugar 5.3g6%
Protein 42.9g86%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.