One-Pot Mixed Vegetable Brown Rice Bowl with Chicken (Quick, Healthy Meal Prep!)

Hi everyone!

Lately I’ve been meal-prepping to save time and ensure I have a healthy dinner if I have any late nights – all you have to do is a quick zap in the microwave. It’s also a great option for work lunches!

BrownRiceBowlThis recipe uses one-pot and is full of lean protein, greens and whole grains! It’s doesn’t take long and is a great Sunday afternoon activity to provide you with a few easy meals during the week! Also, who doesn’t like a one-pot dish ;)?

This meal is low in saturated fat, low in sodium, low in sugar, very high in manganese, vitamin B6 and vitamin C – not too shabby huh!

Hope you enjoy the recipe! Great topped with a drizzle of tamari or a dollop of tahini.

Elle 🙂

One-Pot Mixed Vegetable Brown Rice Bowl with Chicken (Quick, Healthy Meal Prep!)

Serves 4:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 230g skinless chicken breast, chopped and cubed
  • 1 cup uncooked organic brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 3 cups mixed vegetable – carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoon sunflower seeds – toasted

Method

  1. Bring 1/2 cup of water to simmer in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for about 6 minutes or until tender and water is absorbed.
  2. Stir in the chopped chicken, rice, broth, thyme and basil and remaining amount of water.
  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30minutes.
  4. Add broccoli, carrots and cauliflower and continue to cook for about 15minutes or until vegetables are tender and all liquid in absorbed.
  5. Remove covered pot from heat and let it sit for 5  minutes, uncover, then fluff with a fork.
  6. Distribute four portions into containers, and sprinkle each portion with 1 tablespoon of the toasted sunflower seeds.
  7. When ready to consume, reheat and top with a drizzle of tamari, or tahini, or sweet chilli sauce, or just enjoy plain!

 

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