Spiced with cumin and chili powder, this lemony, whole-grain bowl with brown rice, quinoa and avocado is a satisfying and delicious, 5-minute meal.
Loaded with flavor, this whole-grain bowl, made with a base of Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa, is ready to enjoy in just 5 minutes!
Heat rice and quinoa according to package directions.
Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, chili powder, cumin and pepper.
Top with avocado and basil; sprinkle with salt.
Substitute parsley for basil, if desired.
Sometimes all you need to tie a meal together is a store-bought sauce or seasonings from your spice rack. At Minute® Rice, we’re all about convenience. That’s why this Spiced Quinoa Rice recipe is simple and can be put together with items you probably already have in your pantry! With a few staples like lemon juice, chili powder, cumin and ground pepper, you’ve already got a spice base ready for your rice and quinoa blend.
Try spicing things up with our other recipes, such as this Persian Rice, made with a base of Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice combined with turmeric. Or, try our Thai Sweet Chili Rice made with a base of Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice, chicken and veggies drizzled with Thai sweet chili dressing. For something to share, use Cajun seasoning to spice up this Red Beans and Rice recipe. Learn more about all kinds of savory stir-ins you can find in your pantry to boost any rice meals.
While this rice bowl can be enjoyed on its own for lunch or as a simple dinner side dish, it is also versatile for different meal ideas.
Build a wholesome meal in a bowl by adding your favorite cooked or raw vegetables to this dish. Also add an additional protein source, such as canned tuna, shredded chicken, hard-boiled eggs, tofu or tempeh.
You can also toss this quinoa and rice combo on top of leafy greens like arugula, romaine or iceberg lettuce for a hearty salad. Looking for a delicious dinner recipe? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.