Meatless Monday Recipe: Veggie Rice Bowls


Veggie rice bowls

For this week’s Meatless Monday recipe I am sharing with you the veggie rice bowl recipe I am going to cook for dinner tomorrow,  I have adapted it from the July 2012 issue of  Cooking Light, it is a healthy and an economical choice. To give the brown rice more flavor, I cook it in vegetable stock after rinsing it under cold water for 45 seconds. If you want to make this a vegan meal, just leave out the cheese

Veggie Rice Bowls

1 1/3 cups cooked brown rice, cooled

1 cup greens (try arugula, watercress or whatever is your favorite)

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup fresh basil, torn

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

2 tsp. lemon rind, grated

3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tsp. coarse ground unrefined sea salt

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

3 tbsp. organic grapeseed oil, divided

2 cups zucchini, chopped


Fresh mozzerella

Fresh Parmesan cheese, shaved

  1. Combine the first 9 ingredients in a large bowl, toss until well blended. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp. of the oil to the pan, add zucchini, sauté 4 minutes.
  2. Add zucchini and remaining oil to rice mixture. Top with cheeses and enjoy!

Do you have your own vegetarian recipe you would like to share with us? Send it to Ellice, with the subject Meatless Monday recipe. (Click the link to send an email)

How have you been doing with the first Wellness Challenge? Has incorporating Meatless Monday been harder or easier than you thought? Please leave a comment, I love to hear your feedback, and as always if you have any questions, please let me know, I am here to help!

2 thoughts on “Meatless Monday Recipe: Veggie Rice Bowls

  1. Anvilartifacts Reply

    Does this mean I have to eat ALL of my leftover anchovy pizza tonight?! 🙂
    It’s a nice way to start the week but I’m finding meatless Mondays a bit harder than I thought it would be, mostly because I need to plan better. You’re helping tremendously, though, by sharing all of these delicious recipes and great posts. Love your blog!

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