Topped with Greek yogurt and za’atar seasoning, this rice bowl makes for a simple, flavorful and filling, Middle Eastern-inspired meal. It’s perfect for an on-the-go lunch or a quick weeknight dinner side dish. Try it with our Success® Basmati Rice.
Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, mash chickpeas with a potato masher or a fork.
Divide rice between 4 bowls. Top rice with smashed chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh mint.
Serve each bowl with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of za’atar seasoning.
Let kids help with the prep for this recipe by allowing them to mash the chickpeas. Getting kids involved with meal prep is a great way to get them interested in what they’re eating.
For a loaded rice bowl, add spinach, black olives and crumbled feta cheese to this dish.
Although this bowl is perfect as a filling, vegetarian meal, feel free to top it with more protein, like precooked, shredded chicken or hard-boiled eggs.
Want to give your dish a Greek spin? Swap out the yogurt and za’atar seasoning for store-bought tzatziki sauce.