It's always helpful to have some super-quick and nutritious lunch ideas on hand - especially for these summer months! If you roast and chop a supply of chicken breast in advance, this delicious Greek rice bowl with Minute Rice’s Whole Grain Brown Rice Ready to Serve Cups can be prepped in 5 minutes or less. It's such a tasty lunch option, and oh-so-quick to make.
I like these Greek rice bowls for lunch because they're a lot more filling than a regular salad. The addition of the whole grain brown rice gives them more fiber content and doesn't make me as hungry for a snack later!
They're also great for kids - simply omit or rearrange the ingredients if you have little picky eaters. My girls like to eat the rice, chicken and cucumbers separately on their plates.
The trick to making this Greek rice bowl super quick to prepare is having the chicken ready in advance.
At the beginning of each week, roast some chicken breasts in a casserole dish that's been prepared with a little olive oil. Sprinkle the breasts with poultry seasoning, and bake them for 20-30 minutes flipping them once.
When the chicken is roasted and cooled, chop it into cubes and store it in your fridge (or your freezer for a longer amount of time). Now you have chicken breast that's ready for salads and rice bowl lunches!
When you have a hankering for a Greek rice bowl, all you need to do is chop up some fresh tomato, cucumber and onion and heat up a Minute Rice’s Whole Grain Brown Rice Ready to Serve Cups.
These Ready to Serve Cups only take a minute to heat up, and they're really delicious.
Put your heated rice in the bottom of a bowl, and then layer cubed chicken breast, veggies, and feta cheese on top. Finish off the dish with a drizzle of your favourite dressing like Greek, Ranch or Italian dressing.
This is such a fast and yummy meal option for your jam-packed summer ahead!
- 1 chicken breast, seasoned, roasted and cubed
- 1 tomato, chopped
- ¼ cucumber, chopped
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 Minute Rice Whole Grain Brown Rice Ready to Serve Cup
- ¼ cup feta cheese
- 2 Tbsp Greek, Ranch or Italian dressing
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Heat Minute Rice Whole Grain Brown Rice Cup as per directions and place rice in a bowl.
- Layer chopped tomato, cucumber and green onion over rice.
- Sprinkle chopped chicken over vegetables.
- Sprinkle feta cheese over chicken.
- Drizzle with dressing and season with salt and pepper.
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Minute Rice®. As always, all of the opinions here are my own. I only recommend companies that I use and love myself.