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This Greek rice bowl recipe is a wonderful meal for one and a great way to use up leftover brown rice!
But don’t worry, you can multiply it as needed to feed the family too. This is an easy dinner recipe that is better suited to adults and older kids. The young ones may not appreciate the flavors here as much. But for us grownups, this is delicious.
Why Are Rice Bowls Good?
Mostly because you can add just about anything to rice and it will pair well. Rice is a universal grain that goes well with almost anything and will often take on the flavors of what you add to it without losing its classic flavor.
Are Rice Bowls Served Hot Or Cold?
It depends on the bowl, but they can actually be served either way.
This recipe is a simple one adapted from an old eMeals recipe and assumes that all your ingredients are already cooked. This is a great recipe for using up leftover brown rice, or simply making a hearty meal for one. You could add some chicken to this to really round it out as a meal, but it’s great on its own. It would also make a wonderful side dish!
Cuts of chicken to try would be chicken thighs, chicken breasts, or even give ground turkey a try instead. You can also cook the rice in chicken broth if you prefer the flavor to cooking it with water.
Greek Chicken Bowls
I mentioned adding chicken to this. If you decide to do that, a great way to prepare some is to bake a boneless, skinless chicken breast with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. It’s simple, easy, and will taste great with this dish. Sprinkle just enough over the chicken breast to give it flavor. I would say about ½ a tsp. olive oil, 1-2 tsp. balsamic vinegar and then just a dash of salt and pepper. You can even sprinkle on some dried oregano or basil if you like.
Other Ways To Serve Greek Rice Bowls
If you want more of a salad, try serving this over shredded romaine lettuce and add your favorite Greek dressing. It makes a great lunch!
- lemon juice
- cherry tomatoes
- red wine vinegar
- red onion
- tzatziki sauce
- greek yogurt
Other Grains To Try In Place Of Rice
- cauliflower rice
About The Ingredients
Cooked brown rice – Just plain rice, no other flavorings added.
Cooked broad beans – A.K.A Fava beans. Drained and rinsed if purchased.
Pitted and chopped kalamata olives
Finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes – Dry packed or well drained if packed in oil.
Balsamic vinegar – You can use less if you like, but the flavor is wonderful.
Feta cheese crumbles
How To Make A Greek Rice Bowl
Stir all of this in a bowl to combine and serve. Super easy!
Store leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 4 days.
If packed well, this will freeze just fine for up to 3 months.
Reheat in the microwave as needed.
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Greek Rice Bowl
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- ¼ cup cooked broad beans (drained and rinsed if purchased)
- 2 tbsp. pitted and chopped kalamata olives
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (dry packed or well drained if packed in oil)
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar (you can use less if you like, but the flavor is wonderful)
- 2 tbsp. feta cheese crumbles
- Stir all of this in a bowl to combine and serve. Super easy!