Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl

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This Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl has delicious and colorful sauteed veggies served with cilantro brown rice and protein-packed soy curls.

Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl

Making Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl is one of my favorite ways of enjoying Mexican food at home. It’s easy to prepare and very delicious. It is also one of those dishes that meat-eaters enjoy! This version of a delicious vegan fajita bowl recipe uses  Soy Curls instead of chicken.

Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl

What Are Soy Curls?

Soy curls are delicious and they are the perfect meat alternative. They are one of the healthiest on the market as well.

Soy Curls are made from whole soybeans which include all the fiber, unlike most meat alternative products on the market that are made from isolated soy protein or just many obscure ingredients, many of which are hard to pronounce.

Soy curls have a texture that is similar to chicken, making it one of the best and most natural chicken alternatives that I have prepared. They are also gluten-free.

I don’t prepare them often because it is not as mainstream. I recently bought a pack at a vegan restaurant while we were away in Tampa, I was so excited because I hadn’t seen it since I moved here from Ohio almost a year ago.


Butler Soy curls can be bought directly from this company or online. You can use it as a substitute for chicken, after rehydrating it in warm water.

 I also include a homemade fajita seasoning mix recipe, which has none of the dangerous additives found in commercial brands.


I enjoyed it served with cilantro brown rice, and lots of veggies including bell peppers, avocados, and tomatoes. You can substitute your favorite veggies.

How To Make Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl?

  1. Prepare Cilantro Brown Rice: rinse rice and drain, add water, garlic and salt. Cook until rice is tender, add lime juice, cilantro, and fluff with a fork. Set aside.
  2. Soak soy curls in warm water, drain and add the seasonings.
  3. Place soy curls on a prepared baking sheet in a preheated oven until golden brown.
  4. Saute the vegetables.
  5. To serve, divide rice, soy curls, sauteed veggies, avocados, tomatoes, and place into the bowls. Garnish with cilantro.

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Vegan Fajita Rice Bowl

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 288 kcal / 1204 kJ
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Carbs: 45 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 20 min
  • Cooking: 50 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 10 min
  • For:
  • 4 people


Cilantro Brown Rice

Seasoned Soy Curls



For The Cilantro Brown Rice

  1. Rinse rice using a fine mesh strainer,
  2. Place rice in a medium pot with water, garlic, and salt.
  3. Bring to boil, cover pot and reduce heat to low. Meanwhile, prepare Veggie Fajita.
  4. Cook for about 45- 50 minutes, may need to add extra water.
  5. Fluff with fork and stir in lime juice and cilantro

For The Seasoned Soy Curls

  1. To prepare soy curls, preheat oven 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place soy curls in a medium bowl with warm water. Soak for 10 minutes
  3. Drain soy curls using a fine mesh strainer, squeezing out excess liquid. Discard liquid.
  4. Transfer soy curls to a bowl and add oregano, onion powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika,yeast flakes, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste.
  5. Spread Soy Curls on a greased parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and set aside.

To Prepare The Vegetables

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Add onion and bell peppers. Cook until onions are soft, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a dish.
  2. To serve, divide rice, soy curls, sauteed veggies, avocados, tomatoes, and place into the bowls. Garnish with cilantro.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Venice
    September 25, 2018

    This was absolutely delicious, my first time cooking soy curls

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 25, 2018

      Venice, I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Please check out my other soy curls recipes.

  2. Naomi Tongrit
    March 16, 2017

    Its very nice I will try at home

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 16, 2017

      Thank you Naomi, please enjoy!

  3. Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
    September 27, 2016

    What a great recipe! I LOVE soy curls! I always have at least a few bags of them in my kitchen.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 27, 2016

      Thank you Amy, that’s so cool.

  4. Kate
    September 27, 2016

    I’ve never heard of vegan curls, but you make them look good!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 27, 2016

      Thanks Kate, I hope you get to try them. They are real good!

  5. Becky Striepe
    September 26, 2016

    This looks so fresh!