Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Veggie Rice Bowl

From Our Kitchen To Yours
I'm excited to be linking up today with Charlotte from Laws in the Lowcountry to share a recipe! Charlotte is a good friend who moved to Beaufort not too long ago. It was so fun going over to her house for dinner while I was home. You can check out details of that dinner on her blog: pasta recipe, table setting, and dessert. I would highly recommend both the pasta and dessert! Now on to my recipe...

I have a confession to make: I've been sitting on this recipe for months. My mom cleaned out her recipe binder a while ago and sent me a whole bunch of recipes she thought I would enjoy.
I love getting fun things in the mail!
One of the recipes was Cooking Light's Summer Veggie Rice Bowl. I made a huge thing of it and was set for the week. It is a complete meal but you can easily add grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp for more protein.

1 1/3 cups cooked brown rice, cooled to room temperature
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup torn fresh basil
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cups chopped zucchini
1/2 ounce fresh Parmesan cheese, shaved

  • Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, and toss until well blended. 
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add zucchini; saut√© 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add zucchini and remaining 2 tablespoons oil to rice mixture; toss. 
  • Top with shaved Parmesan cheese and serve.


  1. That looks delicious! I love a good vegetarian meal!

  2. This look sooo good! I will definitely have to try it!

  3. Yessssss this looks SO good. Glad you approved of my recipes! Hope you found some new ones to try too! I made parmesan tilapia with spicy brussel sprouts with corn tonight and Tyler was going crazy over the fish!!! Need to post that one next!

    1. I loved looking through all the recipes! Please post the recipe. I want to know how you made your brussel sprouts!

  4. This looks delicious! Found your blog through Charlotte's link up and will definitely have to try this! Thanks for sharing!!