With the weather finally cooling off here in Northern California, I've been cooking up some nourishing warm rice bowls, and this one is by far my favorite! Inclusive of greens, a meat protein, garlic, ginger, and lemon juice it packs in all the whole and real foods that we should be aiming to put into our bodies on a daily basis. Not to mention clean eating. And if you don't eat meat, add tofu as an alternative or just add in more sautéed veggies like broccoli, carrots, etc.
It takes 10 minutes tops and is easy to throw together in between calls or for a quick weeknight dinner that even your kids will eat.
I try to have all these ingredients in my fridge on a regular basis so I'm not scrambling to run to the store or throw in an instacart order at the last minute.
A few tips to make this recipe even easier and faster. Trader Joes sells frozen ginger cubes that I add to almost any warm dish. I buy pre-peeled garlic to save time. Costco sells a bulk size of shitake mushrooms and greens that I always have on hand and that I add to sauces/stir fry's. And if you get in the habit of buying a cooked rotisserie chicken at your local grocery store once a week you can cut it up and have shredded chicken on hand to make lots of different dishes including this one.
Ingredients (Serves 1)
1 tablespoon Olive Oil 3-4 garlic cloves chopped or pressed 1/2 lemon
2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 handfuls of shitake mushrooms chopped Small finger of ginger finely chopped or 3-4 frozen cubes 1 cup rotisserie Chicken cut into small pieces
3-4 handfuls of spinach, kale, or any other greens will do
1 cup of brown rice Salt & pepper (optional) Parsley for garnish (optional)
Cook 1 cup of brown rice according to directions. In a skillet, add olive oil, garlic, and ginger and saute for 1-2 mins. Add in mushrooms, greens and the soy sauce. Cook greens all the way down and add lemon juice just before removing them from the hot pan. Add the cooked greens to your brown rice and chicken, give it a good stir, and garnish with a pinch of salt, pepper, and parsley.