Easy Brown Rice Vegetable Bowl
Why an Easy Brown Rice Vegetable Bowl?
When it comes to making a meal, bowl meals are all the rage.
They are what I call "Easy Peasy" to make
They are versatile in the ingredients you can make them with
They are an inexpensive way to make a meal
Meals can be made in advance
Core ingredients for a bowl meal
This recipe for an easy brown rice with vegetables is only one variation on grain bowl you can make.
Include whole grains
Wild rice - is a grass, not a rice
Farro, barley, or freekah
Amaranth, millet, or oats
Whole grain pasta
2. Vegetables - The choice can be any type
Beans - different varieties
Protein such as chicken, tuna, or your choice
4. Sauce - optional
5. Other foods to add flavor such as fruit, toasted sesame seeds, or pumpkin seeds
Back to the Easy Brown Rice Vegetable Bowl
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 (12 ounce package) of frozen vegetables
1 (15 ounce) black beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Other spices/herbs - 1/4 teaspoon - optional
Cook frozen vegetables in the microwave according to package directions.
Drain excess liquid from vegetables
Rinse and drain beans.
Cook brown rice according to directions
Add vegetables, beans, rice, oil, salt together in bowl and stir until mixed.
I like the adaptability of the grain protein vegetable bowl.
Look forward to hear your comments.