{meatless monday} — an easy make-ahead meal : rainbow rice

28 Jan

greetings, you faithful readers, you.  and thanks for reading 🙂

here’s a great make-ahead meal that keeps well in the fridge – one you can take to lunch during the week or add to your plate at dinner time. nutritious, colourful, and budget-friendly – that’s quite a trifecta!


rainbow rice – because it’s so colourful 🙂


– about a cup wild rice, rinsed

– 3 small zucchini, chopped

– 3 small bell peppers, chopped


add 3 cups water, a pinch of salt, and rice to a saucepan and bring to a boil… turn down heat to medium-high and simmer, stirring frequently… about 30 minutes.


meanwhile, in a large skillet, toss in your zucchini and peppers with a few spins of EVOO and some S&P.  i threw in some green onion i had laying around, too… saute on medium heat until tender…


once your rice is fully cooked, toss it in with the veggies and mix together…


serve immediately and/or wait to cool and throw it in the fridge for lunch the next day, and the next day…

add in some black beans for increased nutrition!

happy {healthy} eating!

7 Responses to “{meatless monday} — an easy make-ahead meal : rainbow rice”

  1. anthony0358 January 28, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    this made my Monday


  2. mydailyminefield January 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    If this tastes half as good as it looks YUMMY!


  3. mehediawwal May 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    loved the idea of rainbow rice! and this dish look so good!!! I’ll look forward to try this one 🙂


    • cooking with audrey May 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      thank you so much for the kind comment! if you try it, let me know what you think… i try to eat as much colour as possible!


  4. Zed Power May 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    looks tasty!



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