Servings 1 Person
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
If you are someone who loves to stay organized and plan ahead, this grain bowl recipe is perfect for you. By preparing the ingredients ahead of time, you can easily pack a wholesome and satisfying lunch for work or any other busy day.
The recipe features a delightful combination of sweet caramelized roasted veggies and tangy citrus dressing, making it a refreshing and delicious meal. The roasted veggies can be easily prepared on a sheet pan, which simplifies the cooking process and allows for easy cleanup.
To make this grain bowl, you will need a variety of wholesome ingredients such as quinoa, roasted sweet potato, red onion, chickpeas, avocado, and arugula. You can prepare the quinoa and roasted veggies in advance, and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the bowl.
If you want to add an extra burst of flavor and nutrition, you can top the grain bowl with nuts, seeds, or herbs of your choice. Some good options include sliced almonds, sesame seeds, fresh cilantro, or parsley.
Overall, this grain bowl recipe is a great option for anyone who wants to enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. By prepping the ingredients ahead of time, you can easily create a nourishing meal that will keep you fueled and energized throughout the day.
Calories 394 cal
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 cup roasted vegetables
- 1/4 cup shelled edamame
- 1/4 ripe avocado, diced
- 2 tablespoons sliced scallions / green onions
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons Citrus-Lime Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeno pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- To make citrus-lime vinaigrette, take all the ingredients and put them in a jar that has a screw-top lid. Close the lid tightly, and then shake the jar well until all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
- Now for the grain bowl, take a 4-cup container or bowl that can be sealed with a lid.
- Add cooked rice, roasted vegetables, edamame, and diced avocado to the container or bowl.
- Top the mixture with sliced scallions and chopped fresh cilantro.
- Just before serving, drizzle the Citrus-Lime Vinaigrette over the ingredients in the container or bowl.
- Seal the container or bowl with a lid and either store it in the refrigerator for later or enjoy immediately.
Note: Please make sure you refrigerate the dressing and other ingredients separately. You can keep the dressing and bowl in the refrigerator separately for up to 5 days.