Easy Sheet Tray Fajitas Rice Bowl

Swap out Cauliflower Rice for Brown Rice to save calories

Usually one of the most popular dishes at any good Tex Mex restaurant or Roadhouse are those wonderful sizzling trays of Fajitas. Here’s a very easy way you can prepare a simple sheet tray fajita meal for four in the comfort of your own kitchen. And, if you’re feeling very industrious and want to cut out some calories, swap out brown rice for Cauliflower Rice.

Sheet tray meals have become a favourite at my house and are a Veteran Move unto themselves. They are dead easy to prepare, clean up is kept to a minimum and also tend to make balancing the meal with delicious, nutritious and above all else HEALTHY ingredients a snap! You’ll see a lot of sheet tray selections in this blog as a result.

Flank Steak is the best beef choice for this dish. Remember to slice across the grain.
Using Flank Steak is the Veteran Move for this dish. It’s very easy to thinly slice it across the grain especially if you’ve put it into the freezer for about 30 minutes before prepping it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • 1 lb flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lime, cut into wedges

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 450˚F.

If you’re using it, place the rice in a sieve and rinse it under cold water to remove excess starch. Transfer it to a small pot with salt and water as directed above and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, put a lid on, and cook until water is absorbed, about 45 minutes.

Or, prepare rice in much the same way but, in a rice cooker!

Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix together well
In a bowl, add the skirt steak, red onion, bell pepper, lime juice, onion powder, chili powder, black pepper, and remaining salt and toss until well combined.
A sheet tray lined with parchment paper is all that's needed to prepare this dish
Transfer to a parchment paper-lined sheet tray and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Typical garnishes for this dish are avacado, grated cheese, sour cream, salsa or pico de gallo.
Serve steak over rice and top with cilantro and lime wedges. Typical garnishes are avacado, grated cheese, sour cream, salsa or pico de gallo.

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