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This clean eating mushroom brown rice bowl is a delicious and filling meal.
So I have a new obsession with brown rice bowls. I love them because you can balance out the carbs and protein really easily and any veggie will do. I will be doing lots of these!
The truth is, sometimes you just need a good, 30-minute meal that is naturally pretty balanced nutritionally so you don’t have to think about it. You just cook it and enjoy it and feel good about eating healthier fare. This is just such a recipe!
Health Benefits Of Mushrooms
Mushrooms are incredibly good for you! Here’s what they contain in varying amounts.
- Vitamin B
- They help support the immune system via their selenium content.
Health Benefits Of Chard
Chard is an excellent source of:
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Health Benefits Of Brown Rice
While brown rice is a little more calorie-dense than white, it also has two advantages over white rice:
- More protein
- More fiber
Asian bowl – Sprinkle on some coconut aminos, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, or tamari sauce instead of using balsamic vinegar. Try shiitake mushrooms instead of brown mushrooms. Add some ginger, bean sprouts, and carrots. Even some chestnuts would be tasty here. And if you want a bit more tang, try a dash of rice vinegar. Finish it off with a splash of sesame oil.
Thai Bowl – Try adding some peanut sauce for umami and use basmati or jasmine rice. Add some chicken or pork or try tofu if you want to make this a vegan dish. Try adding some radishes, yellow onions, cilantro, or any veggies you prefer.
About The Ingredients
Ground turkey – You can also use ground beef if you prefer it.
Oil – Any type you prefer to cook with.
Chard – Cleaned, sliced, and tightly packed – you can add more if you wish.
Green onions – Sliced thin.
Sliced brown mushrooms – I purchased them sliced. But you can buy whole mushrooms and slice them yourself if you wish. You can use pretty much any type of mushroom you prefer. Portobello mushrooms would work well too.
Garlic powder – OR 6 cloves minced, fresh garlic.
Balsamic vinegar – No flavoring or sugar added.
Tomato sauce – No sugar added.
Italian seasoning – Store-bought or homemade.
How To A Make Mushroom Brown Rice Bowl
Sauté the chard, green onions, and mushrooms in the olive oil until they just begin to wilt and you have a little more room in the pan from the chard cooking down.
Add the turkey and continue to cook until the meat is cooked through.
While the meat cooks, add garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, and tomato sauce.
When done, serve over brown rice.
Season with salt to taste or some parmesan. You won’t need both. Just one or the other.
Store leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to three days.
If packed well, you can freeze this for up to 4 months.
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Mushroom Brown Rice Bowl
- 1½ lb. ground turkey
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 cups chopped chard (tightly packed – you can add more if you wish)
- 2 medium green onions (sliced)
- 3 cups sliced brown mushrooms
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder (OR 6 cloves minced, fresh garlic)
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning (store bought or homemade)
- Sauté' the chard, green onions, and mushrooms in the olive oil until they just begin to wilt and you have a little more room in the pan from the chard cooking down.
- Add the turkey and continue to cook until the meat is cooked through.
- While the meat cooks, add garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, and tomato sauce.
- When done, serve over brown rice.
- Season with salt to taste or some parmesan. You won't need both. Just one or the other.
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 1/22/12.
I'm Tiffany, a cookbook author, food lover, mom, and writer for MSN and the AP Newswire.
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