This Venezuelan Pabellon Bowl is meal perfection! Shredded beef, black beans, white rice, and fried plantains, make this dish a hearty, filling and most delicious lunch or dinner ever.
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I love meal bowls!!
Buddha bowls, nourish bowls, smoothie bowls, burrito bowls, and rice and noodle bowls. You name it… I like them all!! For whatever reason, food just seems more interesting and beautiful when served from a bowl. So, if you have hopped aboard the bowl train, like me, I’ve got one recipe that is guaranteed to increase your love for bowl meals.
Meet my Venezuelan Pabellon Bowl!!!
“Pabellón Criollo“, how we call it back home, is a traditional Venezuelan dish, which consists of shredded beef, black beans, white rice, and fried plantains. Usually, this dish is accompanied by arepas and white cheese.
This dish is a hearty and delicious combo that you have to try!!!
This bowl may seem complicated, but they’re actually simple to make. Especially if you use Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice Family Bowls, which are fully cooked and are ready in 2 minutes.
Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice Family Bowls are super convenient since they provide 4 servings, perfect for my family. To make them simply remove the film, heat the bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes, and Voila!!! It’s ready to serve. By the way, bowls and film are BPA-Free. They are available 100% Whole Grain Brown and White Rice.
This rice is the perfect base for your rice bowls!! Just add some protein, veggies, etc….
The possibilities are endless!
Now, let’s talk about the beef component of the bowl. (Carne Mechada).
This Venezuelan Shredded beef is the bomb!!
So tasty, tender, and juicy.
I always make a double batch and freeze it in portions for later use. This beef is fantastic to make sandwiches, burritos, tacos, arepas, empanadas, and of course, rice bowls.
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This bowl is loaded with all of my favorites.
Venezuelan Pabellon Bowl
- Vegetable oil to fry
- 1 ripe plantain
- 1 Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice Family Bowl
- 3 – 4 cups Venezuelan Shredded Beef, warmed
- 2 cups cooked black beans, warmed
- 4 small arepas (optional)
- Cilantro to garnish (optional)
Fry the Plantains:
- Heat about 1-inch of oil (just enough to coat the bottom of the pan) in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
- Peel the plantains and discard the skins. Slice diagonally into 1/4-inch thick slices.
- Fry the plantains in oil, turning occasionally, until a golden-brown color, about 2 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
Heat the rice in the microwave following the packet instructions.
- Divide the Venezuelan Shredded Beef, white rice, black bean and fried plantains into 4 bowls. Add 1 – 2 mini arepas to each bowl, if desired.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve.