Happy Sunday, everyone!
To get you prepared for the week, today’s Sunday Cook-Up is a supercharged, bulk-size brown rice salad. In my family we all work during the week, so we make up a big batch of this salad on Sundays, which we’ll take portions of each day for our lunches, getting rid of the last-minute rush for food before we head out.
I love this meal because it’s chock-a-block full of veggies, which helps to bulk out the rice and does a great job at filling you up. Plus it’s SO GOOD.
Honestly, this ridiculously delicious, insanely healthy meal could not be any easier. Read on to find out how to make it!
– 400g uncooked brown rice
– Tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
– Tin of corn kernels, drained and rinsed
– 1 medium sized carrot, diced
– 2 cups of spinach, roughly chopped
– 1 tbsp capers
– 1 large stalk of celery, chopped
– 1 small bunch of coriander, stems left on, chopped
– 2 tsp sesame seeds
– 2 tsp dulse flakes
– Salt and black pepper, to taste
– Slosh of olive oil
– Dash of sesame oil
– Soy sauce/catsup manis
Cook rice, then turn out in to a large bowl. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients except for soy sauce/catsup manis, stirring well to combine.
Put your delicious salad in to a large Pyrex container in the fridge to store. When you take a portion each morning, add a drizzle of soy sauce/catsup manis for some added flavour.
That’s it. That’s seriously it. Trust me, it’s awesome.
It’s also a really good way of using up any leftover veggies, cooked or otherwise, that need to be eaten. Just chop up and add whatever vegetables you like – this really is just a base recipe, just waiting for you to add your flair to it! (As you can probably see in the photo, we love steamed pumpkin in ours!)
I almost feel like I cheated this week, it’s such a simple recipe. But it’s okay, because next week’s Sunday Cook-Up is so awesome that it’ll more than make up for it… stay tuned!
What amazing things have you cooked up this week? What is your go-to work lunch? Let me know in the comments below!