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Mediterranean Rice Bowl with Green Goddess Sauce

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Mediterranean Rice Bowl in a big bowl

Prep

20 minutes

Cook

15 minutes

Yield

2 servings

I love a good quick rice bowl for a healthy lunch on a busy day. Bowls are so versatile and you can add really anything to them that you have in your fridge. In this instance though, I’ve made a Mediterranean rice bowl that makes the perfect lunch or quick dinner.

Mediterranean Rice Bowl in a big bowl

Why you’ll love this Mediterranean rice bowl:

  • Quick Prep: Prep it in only 20-minutes and have it ready in 35
  • Healthy: This Mediterranean rice bowl recipe is full of healthy, fresh ingredients. Even the rice I used is healthier!
  • Versatile: Like I said, use up whatever you have on hand and get creative with this bowl
Ingredients for Mediterranean Rice Bowl on counter

Ingredient Notes:

Rice: For this recipe, I used RightRice’s Garlic Herb rice. This rice is packed with the power of nutritious vegetables (unlike regular rice). It has lentils, chickpeas, and green peas, and each serving has over 2x the protein, and 5x the fiber. It also has fewer carbs than rice and it’s a complete protein!! I love this easy (and healthier) swap to regular rice for recipes.

Herbs: If you aren’t a fan of cilantro, skip it and add in any other fresh herb you love!

Yogurt: If you want to make this dairy-free, swap the yogurt for a dairy-free substitute.

RightRice beside Mediterranean Rice Bowl

How to make a Mediterranean rice bowl:

  1. Prepare the rice and topping and set them aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Prep the lentils by adding the ingredients to a large bowl and mix.
  4. Spread the lentils onto the sheet evenly, leaving room to breathe and crisp.
  5. Cool for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
  6. To the large, deep jug or jar, add all of the ingredients for the Green Goddess Sauce and blend using a hand blender until combined. Alternatively, you can use a small blender.
  7. Portion the Right Rice into bowls (serves 2), add the toppings, and dollop with a generous amount of sauce!

Expert Tips & FAQ:

How do I make this dairy-free? Swap the Greek Yoghurt with your favorite dairy-free alternative!

Add To It: Add any other ingredients you desire to this dish! Avocado or basil or sundried tomatoes would be delicious!

Storage: Store this salad in the fridge for 3 – 5 days, without the dressing, and add to serve! YUM!

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Mediterranean Rice Bowl with Green Goddess Sauce

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Mediterranean
  • Method: Cook + Combine
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten Free
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Delicious, fresh, and quick lunch, this Mediterranean Rice Bowl with Green Goddess Sauce does not disappoint!


Ingredients

Scale

1 package of @RightRice – Garlic Herb – cook per package instructions

Toppings:

fresh tomatoes

feta or vegan feta

olives

pita chips

beans or lentils or chickpeas

lettuce

Crispy Lentils:

1550ml can of lentils

1/4 cup capers

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. red pepper chili flakes

dash of salt and pepper

Green Goddess Sauce:

large handful of fresh cilantro, around 1 head

large handful of fresh parsley, around 1 head

3 tbsp. olive oil

juice of 1 small lemon

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 cup Greek yoghurt

3 garlic cloves, roasted or raw


Instructions

Prepare the rice and topping and set them aside.

Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Prep the lentils by adding the ingredients to a large bowl and mix.

Spread the lentils onto the sheet evenly, leaving room to breathe and crisp.

Cool for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.

To the large, deep jug or jar, add all of the ingredients for the Green Goddess Sauce and blend using a hand blender until combined. Alternatively, you can use a small blender.

Portion the Right Rice into bowls (serves 2), add the toppings, and dollop with a gernerous amount of sauce!

Yum!

Notes

Swap the Greek Yoghurt with your favorite dairy-free alternative!

Add any other ingredients you desire to this dish! Avocado or basil or sundried tomatoes would be delicious!

This salad is packed full with nutrients and delicious flavour, be sure to share with family and friends.

Store this salad in the fridge for 3 – 5 days, without the dressing, and add to serve! YUM!!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 944
  • Sugar: 10.4g
  • Sodium: 2033.3mg
  • Fat: 24.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 144.9g
  • Fiber: 18.4g
  • Protein: 44.1g
  • Cholesterol: 26mg
Stephanie Myers

THIS BOWL IS HEAVEN OMG. Thank you for always delivering Maria!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re so welcome Stephanie!! My pleasure! Thank you so much for the love and support!! 🙂

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