Healthy, Quick Vegan Dinner Recipe
Creating quick, easy meals can be difficult if you’re trying to stay healthy. By the time you get home from work – if you’re anything like us anyway – you’re so starving you’re more apt to tear into a bag of chips than you are to think about cooking up so-called quick and easy recipes that often take 20 minutes or more. And while we appreciate that 20 minutes is a pretty quick turnaround time for a homemade meal, on those days that 20 minutes is far too long to wait for a healthy dinner recipe to cook, try this healthy spinach and tomato rice bowl recipe. It’s so quick you can make it under 5 minutes!
Spinach + Tomato Rice Bowl Recipe
Frozen, pre-cooked brown rice, available in the grocery freezer
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
1 bag pre-washed spinach
1 can no salt added chickpeas or garbanzo beans
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cook 2 servings of brown rice in a large microwave-safe bowl for half of the time indicated on the package. Wash and slice tomatoes and rinse chickpeas while the rice is heating. Add tomatoes, chickpeas and 2 handfuls of spinach to bowl and stir before returning to microwave for remainder of time. Remove and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pesto, to taste.