This Mediterranean rice bowl with chicken offers a delicious medley of bold, Mediterranean-inspired flavors made with healthy, simple ingredients!
It's low in carbs and high in protein and fiber thanks to Kaizen lupin rice which boasts 20g protein per serving all on its own.
Add fresh ingredients and chicken to the mix and you have an easy, power bowl meal that will satisfy your taste buds and keep you full for hours.
A buddha bowl, power bowl or basic rice bowl- whatever you call it, this Mediterranean rice bowl is sure to become your new favorite way to fuel up and enjoy every bite in the process!
Lupin rice is topped with tender marinated chicken, leafy arugula, cherry tomatoes and spicy jalapeños. Sliced halloumi cheese is pan-fried until golden brown and gives this rice bowl an extra delicious, cheesy element. The finishing touch? A creamy, tangy sauce drizzled on top.
This simple recipe is easy to prepare and features fresh flavors and ingredients that are staples of Mediterranean cuisine like fresh parsley, mint, Greek yogurt and a medley of bold spices.
It's the perfect lunch or dinner bowl and is ideal for meal prep since you can make everything ahead of time and assemble it quickly.
Here's why this Mediterranean rice bowl works:
- Mediterranean flavors shine with simple ingredients and minimal effort.
- It's easy to customize with your favorite ingredients to fit your personal taste preferences (and what you currently have in your fridge!).
- Mediterranean chicken rice bowls are low in carbs and high in protein and fiber!
About Kaizen Rice
You can ditch the high-carb white rice or brown rice and pass on bland riced cauliflower.
Instead, this Mediterranean rice bowl recipe calls for Kaizen rice, a nutrient-dense alternative to traditional rice with lupin flour as the main ingredient.
One, 2-ounce serving of Kaizen rice packs 20 grams of protein with only 6 grams net carbs, just like our lupini pastas. It's not only high in protein and fiber, but it's gluten free, grain free and completely plant-based. With our rice, healthy eating AND enjoying your favorite rice dishes is completely possible!
Kaizen rice is a great addition to your pantry. It has a texture and flavor that other low-carb rice alternatives don't even come close to. Plus, a fraction of the carbs found in traditional rice!
Incorporating lupin flour rice into your diet is simply a good idea all around.
Mediterranean Rice Bowl Recipe
If you love Mediterranean dishes, you'll enjoy every element of this tasty bowl!
It boasts the perfect balance of flavors and nutrition. Pile on more fresh veggies, serve it with pita bread or enjoy it with a low-carb tortilla. It's a great way to fuel up any time of day!
This Mediterranean rice bowl recipe will make 1-2 servings.
- 1-1/2 pounds chicken breasts or thighs
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 handful fresh parsley
- 1 handful fresh mint
- 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sumac
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- pinch of salt
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2-4 ounces Kaizen low-carb rice
- 1 handful of baby arugula
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
- sliced jalapeños, to taste
- halloumi cheese (optional)
Peppery white sauce ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 2-3 tablespoons white vinegar
- pinch of salt
- cracked black pepper, to taste
Place the chicken in a bowl. In a small food processor, add the onion, garlic, fresh herbs, Greek yogurt, olive oil, sumac, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Process until it is well blended. Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the chicken and massage it into the chicken. Cover the bowl and marinate for 2-6 hours.
When you're ready to make the chicken, you can cook it on the stove top, in the air fryer or oven. If cooking on the stovetop, heat a pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Cook the chicken for about 10 minutes or until done, flipping halfway through.
Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Prepare the Kaizen rice according to package directions. Drain.
Spoon the Kaizen rice into the serving bowl. Assemble the arugula and tomatoes on top, then add the chicken and jalapeños.
Optional step: Pan-fry two slices of halloumi cheese in a medium skillet, cooking for 1-2 minutes per side until the sides are golden brown. Top the rice bowl with the halloumi cheese (you can also substitute for fresh feta cheese).
Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings as preferred. Drizzle the sauce on top of the rice bowl and serve.
- Choose your favorite lean protein - chicken breast or chicken thighs. If using chicken thighs, opt for boneless and skinless pieces to ensure they cook quickly.
- The pan-fried halloumi is an optional step but adds big flavor to this meal!
- Store any leftovers separately, in an airtight container, for up to three days.
What are your favorite ways to enjoy Kaizen pasta?
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