Perfectly marinated and grilled Carne Asada steak sliced and served alongside steamed rice with charred corn, pickled red onions, scallions, cilantro and finished with a fresh cilantro green sauce.
Healthy rice bowls that are perfect for lunch or dinner. I no most of us don’t always want to turn to salads when trying to eat healthier so this is a great alternative with serious Mexican flavors that everyone will love.
Cinco de Mayo is also fast approaching so this is a Mexican-inspired dish to kick off the week! As a family who loves Mexican food, I mean tacos, burritos, enchiladas… the options are some of our all time favorites and since we haven’t been able to hit up some of our all time favorite authentic restaurants this recipe is a great option.
This requires a little of planning in advance since we like to marinade the flank steak for at least 2 hours before grilling. The citrus in the Carne Asada really breaks down the toughness of the meat and the longer you let marinade the better the flavors will get. Plan ahead if your making this but don’t worry there’s only a few ingredients you need to whisk together and marinade your steak in so you can set it and forget it after about 5 minutes of prep work.
Its important to let your steak rest for a few minutes before slicing. Once the steak has rested, use a sharp knife and slice the steak going opposite of the grain into thin slices. The Carne Asada marinade has mostly broken down the toughness of the flank steak but you want to avoid cutting thick pieces especially for a rice bowl since were going for that perfect bite you want the steak to just melt in your mouth and not have any chew. For ease of eating we then sliced the really thin slices into smaller bites and places them around the rice for presentation.
To finish your bowls we opted for some charred corn and scallions that we tossed in salt and pepper and lime juice and also garnished the bowls with pickled red onions and fresh cilantro. We used some of the reserve marinade to drizzle over the steak which makes the meat really juicy and flavorful.
The bowls are completely customizable so feel free to add other toppings like sliced red onions instead, avocado, black beans or other veggies. We of course had to finish the bowls off with our cilantro green sauce which is a must. We make this sauce quite a bit so highly recommend making it but if your not a fan of cilantro you can use sour cream, guacamole or hot sauce and turn it into a burrito style bowl.
If you love the flavors of Carne Asada as much as we do be sure to check out our nachos! https://thecommunalfeast.com/2021/04/carne-asada-nachos/