Lunchtime Rice Bowl

Happy Meatless Monday!

Today I thought I’d share with you my go-to lunchtime option at work.

This is a pic of my lunch today, at my desk (boooooo), a lunchtime rice bowl.

Here is a bit of background info on this one:

  • I don’t usually eat lunch at my desk, but I had a meeting run late and then there was nobody left in the lunchroom, so I thought I’d much rather spend my break writing!
  • Rice works for me because if I eat more than a piece or two of bread in a day, I start to feel a bit bloated, and if I’m honest… a little bit gassy
  • I don’t do cold lunches…. unless it is 40 degrees outside. Yes I know everyone talks about microwaves as being bad, but yep, I probably use one most days at work for lunch
  • If you’ve ever seen me before work, you’ll know I am running around like a mad woman, so this lunch works for me because I can chuck a whole bunch of things in a bag and basically make everything when I get to work

So, instead of an ingredients list and method, let me just give you a bit of a low down on the scenario

Lunchtime Rice Bowl #vegan
Whack in a whole bunch of stuff… voila!

Must include items

  • Brown rice (because brown tastes so much better in this recipe) – I use the microwave ones that heat up in like 45 seconds
  • Avocado
  • Kidney Beans (a mini tin)

What else did I add?

  • Walnuts
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pepitas/ Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Sun dried tomatoes (the kind with no manky herbs on – the herbs ruin it for me)

What else could you add

  • Nori /Seaweed
  • Fresh chopped up chilli
  • Chickpeas
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Flax seed oil

So basically, at work I keep some brown rice and mini tins of beans in my desk drawer, as well as a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. This morning before I left, I got a container and whacked in all the rest.

At work I chopped the sun dried tomatoes and avocado, chucked it all in a bowl and microwaved for about 1 minute.

Super quick.

Enjoy your Monday!