Food Reviews

Good To-Go Cuban Rice Bowl

The best vegetarian dinner of 2021.

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Just because a dish is vegetarian doesn’t mean it can’t be packed with protein. The Cuban Rice Bowl provides plenty of fuel for recovery after big days and tastes great to boot. “The poblano pepper-based spice has a kick that lingers in a good way. After being chased off some peaks in the Sierra by lightning, it provided warm comfort for my stomach in camp,” one tester says.


Rice, beans, and plantains are responsible for 30 grams of protein, 35 grams of fat, and 1,070 calories per double-serving package. The seasoning from garlic, tomato, and cilantro is nicely balanced, while a backdrop of lime cuts the spice with some acidity.