Rice and Quinoa Bowl with Harissa Glazed Carrots

This veggie power bowl is made with Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa and topped with carrots tossed in a sweet and spicy harissa glaze.

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Rice and Quinoa Bowl with Harissa Glazed Carrots

Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings
SERVES 1
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt

Instructions

  • This vegetarian rice bowl is made with whole grain Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa for a filling meal that’s ready in just 5 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Microwave rice and quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine carrots, butter, honey, water and harissa in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Cover partially and microwave on HIGH, stirring halfway through cooking time, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until carrot slices are tender.

    Step 3

  • Serve rice and quinoa topped with carrots, chickpeas and spinach. Drizzle with yogurt.

    Recipe Tips

    For added protein and flavor, serve this rice bowl with a dollop of hummus.

    If you don’t have any fresh carrots on hand, feel free to substitute them with frozen carrots in this recipe.

Plant-Based Rice Bowl

Looking for ways to elevate everyday rice bowls? This dish is exactly what you need! The best part is that it comes together in just 5 minutes.

Start with a quick-cooking, whole-grain combo, like our Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa blend. It creates a complete protein when combined with canned chickpeas. Top that off with flavorful carrots glazed in a sweet, savory and spicy harissa sauce and a dollop of creamy yogurt. Add this dish to your list of easy-to-make, delicious rice bowls that are sure to satisfy. You might also want to check out our list of easy vegetarian meals you can make in under 5 minutes for more ideas.

Harissa Paste 101

Harissa paste is generally made from hot chili peppers, garlic, oil, vinegar and spices. Harissa paste is complex and earthy, thanks to the spices, and fairly spicy.

Just 1 teaspoon of harissa paste in this recipe adds a kick to these carrots without burning your mouth. Harissa paste is commonly mixed into other ingredients. For this recipe, we’ve added it to butter, water and honey to make a delicious, complex glaze for the carrots. Make sure to top this dish with yogurt for a creamy contrast to the warm and spicy carrots.

Do you love spicy flavors and whole grains? You might also want to check out this recipe for a Sriracha Salmon, Edamame and Brown Rice Fusion Wrap.