This big mac bowl recipe is keto, easy to make, and perfect for making a gluten free Big Mac dish at home! Everyone loves this salad or bowl recipe for Big Mac’s!
Making a Big Mac at home that is a little healthier and lower in carbs is easy and fun. The sauce is simple to make and great for adding a little extra zest to any salad recipe you like.
Try out this Bacon Cheeseburger Flatbread Pizza, Weight Watchers Cheeseburger Casserole, and Weight Watchers Cheeseburger Pizza | Tortilla Pizza for even more burger goodness in a new shapes and forms.
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This recipe makes between 3-4 servings which is great if you want to make some for the whole family or if you want to make a few extra servings for meal prep.
If you want to make extras just double or even triple the recipe in order to make enough servings to suit your needs. It’s very simple to scale this recipe up or down according to your needs.
Is this a gluten free Big Mac recipe?
Nowadays it’s definitely possible to get your hands on quality gluten free buns to make a Big Mac at home that is more traditional looking. Gluten free buns are not always delicious though and in all reality all those extra carbs for something that doesn’t taste great is a bummer.
Try out this gluten free Big Mac recipe that uses lettuce and some rice for a base instead of buns! You can enjoy this recipe without making any swaps since everything included in the ingredients is naturally gluten free.
How do I make Big Mac sauce at home?
To make the Big Mac sauce at home you will need mayonnaise, dill relish, dijon mustard, white vinegar, granulated sugar, paprika powder, garlic powder, and onion powder.
This is a great copycat sauce recipe that you can use to top your own burgers, salads, chicken, and more. It’s a tasty recipe that you can try out for more than just these Big Mac bowls!
To make the sauce you just put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix them up until well combined. That’s all it takes to create your own Big Mac sauce at home.
What do I need to make this recipe for Big Mac rice bowls?
To make these rice bowls you will need water, basmati rice, ground beef, shredded cheese, iceberg lettuce, pickle spears, salt, pepper, and big mac burger sauce.
Keep in mind that you can make these bowls without the rice. You can also make them even more keto friendly by using cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles as a base!
The full list of ingredients and amounts is available in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. You can also find the step by step ingredients, shopping links, nutritional estimates, and more! It’s a great resource so be sure to check that out for a one page sheet of the whole recipe!
How to make Big Mac rice bowls:
This is a really easy way to take all of the classic flavors of a Big Mac and bring them home to the dinner table. Check out this super simple Big Mac bowl recipe that the whole family can enjoy at home.
Let everyone make theirs how they like, feel free to spice the recipe up with extra toppings that you love, or even omit things you don’t like…looking at you “no pickles please” folks!
Start by soaking and washing your rice 5 times. Until the water is clear. Drain all access water.
Add the rice and water to a medium sized pot and bring to a boil on high heat. As soon as it starts boiling, bring the heat to low/simmer, cover with a lid, and let cook for 16-18 minutes, until cooked. Then remove from the stove.
In a pan, brown your beef, until cooked and season with salt and pepper to taste. This might take about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the stove once done.
While your rice and beef are cooking, slice your iceberg lettuce and dice your pickles, then set aside.
Then make your Big Mac Burger sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a small bowl.
Start assembling your rice bowls. Start with rice, then lettuce, then ground beef, cheese and pickles and top off with your sauce.
Looking for more cheeseburger themed recipes to try?
Here are a few other recipes that are cheeseburgers reimagined in a new and fun way. Check out all the cool ways you can incorporate the flavors of a cheeseburger into casseroles, flatbreads, pizzas, soups, and more!
- Bacon Cheeseburger Flatbread Pizza
- Weight Watchers Cheeseburger Casserole
- Weight Watchers Cheeseburger Pizza | Tortilla Pizza
- Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup
- Cheeseburger French Fry Casserole
Printable Big Mac Bowl Recipe:
- Ingredients Big Mac burger sauce:
- ½ cup light mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp dill relish
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp white granulated sugar
- ½ tsp paprika powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- Ingredients rice bowl:
- 3 cups water
- 1 ½ cup basmati rice (uncooked)
- 1 lbs. ground beef
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I used fiesta blend)
- ½ crop iceberg lettuce
- 4 dill pickle spears
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Big Mac burger sauce*
- Start by soaking and washing your rice 5 times. Until the water is clear. Drain all access water
- Add the rice and water to a medium sized pot and bring to a boil on high heat. As soon as it starts boiling, bring the heat to low/simmer, cover with a lid, and let cook for 16-18 minutes, until cooked. Then remove from the stove.
- In a pan, brown your beef, until cooked and season with salt and pepper to taste. This might take about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the stove once done.
- While your rice and beef are cooking, slice your iceberg lettuce and dice your pickles, then set aside.
- Then make your Big Mac Burger sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a small bowl.
- Start assembling your rice bowls. Start with rice, then lettuce, then ground beef, cheese and pickles and top off with your sauce.
The nutritinoal information for this recipe includes facts for the entire batch of the sauce.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1186Total Fat 74gSaturated Fat 25gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 34gCholesterol 212mgSodium 1754mgCarbohydrates 66gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 62g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.