Rice and Quinoa Bowl with Harissa Glazed Carrots

This veggie power bowl is topped with carrot slices tossed in a sweet and spicy harissa sauce blend with Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 Mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 Mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt


  • This vegetarian rice bowl is made with whole grain Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa for a filling meal in just 10 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Microwave rice and quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In microwave-safe bowl, combine carrots, honey, water, butter and harissa. 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 spinach, carrots and chickpeas over rice and quinoa. Drizzle with yogurt.

    Recipe Suggestions

    Serve with a dollop of hummus.

    Use frozen carrots if preferred.

Plant-Based Rice Bowl

Looking for ways to elevate your simple rice bowl? This dish is exactly what you need, and the best part is that it’s put together in just 10 minutes.

Start with a quick whole grain combo like our Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa blend that creates a complete protein when combined with canned chickpeas! Top that off with flavorful carrots glazed in a sweet, savory and spicy harissa sauce with a dollop of creamy yogurt. Make sure to add that to your list and check out our list of other vegetarian meals you can make in under 5 minutes for more ideas.

What is Harissa Paste?

Harissa paste is generally made from hot chili peppers, garlic and oil although it has a deeper flavor than plain chile peppers, and is often thought similar to sriracha sauce.

Using just 1 tsp, it adds a kick to these carrots without burning your mouth. It is commonly mixed into other ingredients, and for this recipe, we’ve added it to butter, water and honey to make it a mild but flavorful glaze for the carrots! Make sure to top with yogurt for a creamy contrast to the warm and spicy carrots.

Enjoy spicy flavor with whole grains? You might also want to check out these Sriracha Salmon, Edamame and Brown Rice Wraps.