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Vegetarian Rice Bowl with Chickpeas, Tomato, and Okra

 

By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN

This vegetarian rice bowl is one of the tastiest vegetarian bowls you'll ever eat. It will become one of your favorite vegetarian rice bowl recipes!

 

Your answer for a quick, healthy meal: a Mediterranean rice bowl! Throw together a vegetarian power bowl with your toppings of choice, and you'll have a nutritious meal in no time at all

 

This vegetarian protein bowl is gluten free so is sure to work for anyone in your household.

 

Ready for a protein-packed meal that's ready in minutes? I bet you already have some of the ingredients for this vegetarian rice dish in your kitchen. This vegetarian power meal is filled with satiating fiber, too.

 

I'm lucky that I have the luxury of working from home. But whereas I used to run out during lunchtime to grab a salad when I worked in an office, I now cook my lunches in my own kitchen. So that means I need fueling recipes that will be ready in minutes. Enter this okra and chickpeas bowl!

 

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How to Make a Rice and Veggie Bowl

 

This vegetarian power bowl meal is such a quick, easy meal that's packed with protein. Each serving of this vegetable bowl recipe is packed with 13 grams of filling protein and 7 grams of satiating fiber, as well as a cup of veggies!

As for how many calories are in this vegetable rice bowl, each serving contains 380 calories.

 

When I created this chickpea rice bowl recipe, I had a cheesy rice mix in my pantrybut you can use any type of rice. Go for brown rice, wild rice, or even pink rice! In fact, you can use this recipe as a base and mix up any of the ingredients.

 

Try pinto beans or white beans instead of chickpeasor even jarred lupini beans. Then swap the okra for broccoli or green beans. Really, any combo works in a vegetarian bowl!

 

 

More Rice Bowl Topping Ideas

 

Here are additional toppings you can add to a veggie bowl:

  • black beans
  • red onions
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • bell peppers
  • roasted sweet potato slices
  • roasted veggies
  • sunflower seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper
  • hot sauce
  • lemon juice

If you don't work from home like I do, you can whip up a batch of these easy vegetarian rice bowls in advance to use for lunches and weeknight dinners!

 

I suggest making extra roasted vegetables so you can add them to other dishes, such as salads. And if you add hot sauce, you'd be making a take on burrito bowls. 

More Healthy Bean Recipes

 

I love using pulses like chickpeas, beans, and lentils as an ingredient. They provide protein and fiber and are so filling. This great recipe is absolutely delicious.

 

Here are some other recipes I think you'll love. They're just as filling and delicious as this veggie rice bowl recipe.

 

And if you're looking for vegan rice bowls, try my vegan power bowl.

 

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Helpful Kitchen Tools

Ready to make this tasty okra bowl? I can't wait to hear what you think.

This blog post was updated in July 2020.

 

A vegetarian rice bowl is your answer for simple meals! Throw together a vegetarian power bowl with veggies and toppings of your choice. This vegetarian protein bowl is also gluten free! #easyhealthy #ricebowl #vegetarianmeals #proteinfoods #easymeals

 

Let me know how you're enjoying this veggie rice bowl! What other vegetarian rice bowl recipes and vegetarian rice dishes do you enjoy?

 

What are your vegetarian power bowl ingredients do you enjoy adding to brown rice bowls? 

 

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Vegetarian Rice Bowl with Chickpeas, Tomato & Okra
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Vegetarian Rice Bowl with Chickpeas, Tomato & Okra

Yield: 4 bowls
Author: Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 5 MTotal time: 10 M
Your answer for a quick, healthy meal: a vegetarian rice bowl! This vegetarian protein bowl is gluten free so is sure to work for anyone in your household.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rice of your choice, cooked*
  • 2 cups frozen cut okra, defrosted
  • 1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and heated
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Divide rice, okra, chickpeas, tomatoes, and black olives among four bowls.
  2. Top each bowl with feta cheese, and drizzle with olive oil. Season with black pepper.

Notes:

*Recipe analyzed with white rice.

Calories

380

Fat (grams)

11

Sat. Fat (grams)

4

Carbs (grams)

59

Fiber (grams)

7

Sugar (grams)

5

Protein (grams)

13

Sodium (milligrams)

560

Cholesterol (grams)

15
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