10 MINUTE Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice dish! This EASY clean eating recipe is made with Minute Rice and served with fresh Brussels Sprouts and cherry tomatoes! This wholesome meal is gluten free and vegetarian – make it for a work lunch or easy dinner!
Who knew that once you had a baby you immediately forgot to feed yourself. On the first day home I already found myself looking at the clock at 5PM and remembering I never ate lunch. After this repeated for a few days, along with 3 hour sleep nights, I knew I was going to have to change some things and make sure I was getting the calories and nutrients needed for baby and me.
So I opened up the cabinet and pulled out a couple cups of Minute Ready to Serve. Then I opened up my refrigerator and pulled out Brussels Sprouts and tomatoes. In 10 minutes I had a delicious lunch ready to serve, along with leftovers for the next day. High 5 to Mom for making a wholesome, yummy lunch – 10 Minute Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice!
The Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic only takes 1 minute to make which is amazing. It’s a perfect solution for a fast lunch when trying to eat better. While the rice is cooking, throw the Brussels Sprouts in a small pot of water to boil to soften them up so you can easily cut them up. While they’re boiling, chop up your tomatoes too. Once the Brussels Sprouts are done, drain them, and throw everything together in a bowl. Just like that, your 10 Minute Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice is ready to be served!
My favorite variety is Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic because it’s so flavorful that I don’t really have to add anything else (makes it more easier!). It’s a blend of organic red quinoa and organic brown rice combined with garlic and onion. It’s 100 % whole grain so it’s a great source of daily fiber! They have 5 new Ready to Serve products, including many that are gluten-free and preservative free. These are great for easy portion control since each variety is conveniently packaged in individual single serving size cups – perfect for a portable lunch for work, plus you can eat it straight from the cup if you’d like!
If I’m at the studio or Matthew is home, I will make this entire recipe and split it in half for both of us. I love that it’s so easy to prepare even on the go! If I’m at home solo, I will half the recipe, or make it full and have leftovers for the next day since I never know when Enceladus is going to become fussy and my afternoon plans are out the window. I’m still trying to figure out her schedule, so right now flexibility is key!
Not only is this great for lunch, but a few nights ago I made tomatillo chicken and needed a quick side dish that was filled with veggies. I quickly cooked some fresh cauliflower from the garden and made this 10 Minute Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice for a side dish – it was so delicious with a little salsa verde on top!
If you’re looking for an easy lunch or side dish I hope you give this recipe a try! Enjoy!
Looking for more rice recipes? Try my basmati rice!
Enjoy this recipe video!
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- 2 cups of Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic
- 1/2 pound fresh Brussels Sprouts
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes - chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- dash of salt
- Heat rice according to directions. Empty into bowl.
- Boil a small pot of water. Add Brussels Sprouts and boil for 10 minutes. Drain, and then chop them finely.
- Add Brussels Sprouts, tomatoes, olive oil and salt to the rice bowl and mix.