Sunday, March 2, 2014

Healthy & Delcious Veggie & Rice Bowl

This healthy rice bowl is filled to the brim with veggies, fiber and delicious-ness!!! Oh, and I must also mention is was SUPER easy and took me under 20 minutes to throw together! It is perfect for those nights when you don't have a lot of time to get dinner on the table. The trick is using frozen pre-cooked brown rice that requires mere minutes to heat up in the microwave. All the vegetables are raw (which is the healthiest way of eating them) so there is no cooking required there either. Add veggies you like and omit those you don't care for..... I served this meal with pita bread wedges. Enjoy!

*I don't have any measurements with this meal (except for the dressing)- just use as much or as little as you like/need

Dressing (this makes enough for two servings):
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbl lemon juice
Pinch of salt & pepper

Red bell pepper, chopped
Cucumber, sliced into thin quarters
Carrot, shredded
Kalmata or green olives
Feta, crumbled
Garbanzo beans
Cooked chicken, chopped
Tzatziki sauce
*Pre-cooked brown rice (I found this in the frozen section)

To make the dressing, put the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small tupperware with a tight fitting lid. Shake until combined.  Divide all other ingredients between two large bowls. Divide the dressing evenly between the two bowls. Yummy!!

*Of course, you can make the brown rice from scratch......but, it just takes the "easy" factor out of this meal.....and part of the beauty of this meal is the "easy" factor! ;)

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