Middle Eastern Bowl
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You've heard of Burrito Bowls? Try our Middle Eastern bowls for a quick, healthy meal with a unique flavor combination you and your family are sure to love.
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4
  • 8 cups spinach or other greens
  • 2 cups brown rice—or any whole grain of your choice: farro, quinoa, couscous, barley, etc.
  • 4 cups veggies of your choice - try tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, yellow squash, zucchini, etc.
  • 1/2 cup hummus—we use oil-free or you can make your own
  • 1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives not packed in oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley or 1 cup tabbouleh
Fava Beans
  • 2 cans fava beans (DO NOT DRAIN)
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cumin
  1. Prepare brown rice per package instructions.
  2. Slice/chop and/or saute your vegetables.
Fava beans
  1. Open 2 cans and DO NOT DRAIN. The best part of the fava beans is the liquid that comes in the can.
  2. Add fava beans and chopped garlic to a saucepan and heat on medium stirring frequently.
  3. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the beans have come to a light boil. Reduce heat and cook for several more minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  4. If your canned fava beans don't contain cumin, add in 1-2 teaspoons and stir well.
  5. Add in 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice and heat for one more minute.
Middle Eastern Bowl Assembly
  1. For each bowl begin by adding 2 cups of spinach and then 1/2 cup of rice. Then add each ingredient, using one-quarter of the total amount of each ingredient for each bowl.
  2. Top with fresh parsley or tabbouleh.
You can substitute chickpeas for the fava beans.
Recipe by Plantivores at http://plantivores.com/middle-eastern-bowl/