Gourmet Steak & Rice Bowls: Flavorful Veggie Relish!

Recipe Details

Prep Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hr
Rest Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 1lime, juiced

  • 1jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 2smallgarlic cloves, chopped

  • 2teaspoonsbalsamic vinegar

  • 1teaspoonminced fresh ginger root

  • ½teaspoonwhite sugar

  • ½teaspoonground cumin

  • ½teaspoonchili powder

  • ½teaspoonsalt, or to taste

  • ¼teaspooncayenne pepper, or to taste

  • ¼teaspoonground white pepper, or to taste

  • ¼cupchopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • ½cupextra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½poundsflank steak (about 1-inch thick)

  • 1(8 ounce) cansweet corn, drained

  • 1(15 ounce) canblack beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1tablespoonunsalted butter

  • 1tablespoonolive oil

  • ½teaspoonlow-sodium steak seasoning (such as Montreal Steak Seasoning®)

  • 4cupshot cooked white rice

  • 1avocado – peeled, pitted, and diced

  • 4tablespoonssour cream (Optional)

  • 2green onions, chopped (Optional)

Cooking Directions

  1. To make the marinade, place lime juice, jalapeño, garlic, balsamic vinegar, ginger, sugar, cumin, chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper, white pepper, cilantro, and extra-virgin olive oil in a food processor or blender. Pulse several times to blend, then purée about 1 minute.; measure out 1/2 cup and set aside.

  2. Place the remaining marinade in a 1-gallon plastic resealable bag. Add steak and squeeze out as much air as possible. Reseal the bag and refrigerate at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.

  3. To make the vegetable relish, combine corn, black beans, and red bell pepper in a large bowl. Toss with reserved 1/2 cup marinade until well mixed; refrigerate until ready to serve.

  4. Remove marinated steak from the refrigerator about 5 minutes before cooking.

  5. Place butter and olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Blot both sides of steak with a paper towel; sprinkle both sides with Montreal seasoning. Add seasoned steak to the skillet when butter is foamy. Cook, undisturbed, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Discard marinade.

  6. Turn steak; cook until browned and desired internal temperature is achieved, 3 to 4 minutes. If the steak is browning too quickly, remove the skillet from heat and allow residual heat to continue cooking. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium-rare, 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) for medium, and about 150 degrees F (65 degrees C) for medium-well done.

  7. Remove steak to rest on a cutting board, tented with foil, about 10 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain of the steak.

  8. While steak is resting, prepare the bowls. Fill each bowl with 1 cup of rice. Stir chopped avocado into vegetable relish, and top rice with about 1 cup relish and 1/4 of the steak slices. Garnish each bowl with 1 tablespoon sour cream and chopped green onions.

Cook’s Note:

If you are making the vegetable relish ahead of time, wait until you are ready to serve before lightly tossing in the avocado. You could also simply serve the avocado in slices, on the side.

Editor’s Note:

If you prefer to use excess steak marinade as a sauce, rather than discard it, you must sterilize it first. Pour marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes; set aside.

Nutrition Facts

Full Nutrition Label
Servings Per Recipe4
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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