Greek Brown Rice and Veggie Bowl

Topped with store-bought tzatziki sauce, this quick and easy Greek rice bowl can be prepared faster than it takes to order takeout.

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Greek Brown Rice and Veggie Bowl

Cooking time PREP TIME 4 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 1 min
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
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PREP TIME 4 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 2 tbsp finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp store-bought tzatziki sauce


  • Enjoy this simple, Greek-inspired rice bowl for a delicious, on-the-go lunch, quick dinner side, or as a flavorful filling for pita. It comes together in just 5 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Top rice with chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and tzatziki sauce.

    Recipe Tips

    Substitute Greek dressing for tzatziki sauce, if desired.

    Add black olives to bowl, if desired.

Flavor-Packed Rice Bowl

Satisfy your craving for Greek flavors with this incredibly simple rice bowl, that’s ready in just 5 minutes

One of the best things about a rice bowl is its versatility. Simply start with our Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, which heats up in just 1 minute. For this recipe, we’ve decided to go with brown rice for its whole grain goodness and nutty flavor. Once you have your rice heated, use our No Recipe Recipes formula to make the most of the ingredients you have on hand. 

This Greek-inspired rice bowl is loaded with chickpeas, juicy cherry tomatoes, and freshly chopped cucumber and is topped with crumbly feta cheese and your favorite store-bought tzatziki sauce.

Want to boost the Greek flavors in this dish? Add in pitted kalamata olives, canned black olives or pickled red onion. You could also serve this with your favorite hummus and carrots or pita chips, for dipping. To add more protein to this dish, simply stir in shredded rotisserie chicken, hard-boiled eggs, canned tuna or a meatless alternative, such as tofu.

Looking to experiment with more of your favorite flavors and Minute® Ready to Serve Rice? Try this recipe for Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

Other Meal Ideas

Looking for a zesty dish with lemon and mint? Try out this recipe for Lemon Chicken with Rice and Quinoa. Or, for a new dinner idea, try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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