Dinner, Lunch

Roasted Veggie Rice Bowl With Protein Packed Peas

One of my favorite vegetarian protein sources is peas! One cup of peas has about 8 grams of protein, 96% of your daily value of vitamin C and 22% of your daily value of vitamin A! And those are only a few of several nutritional benefits! I also like to use green peas because I can buy them frozen and prepare them in less than 10 minutes by sautéing them in the skillet 🙂 They are cheap, easy to make, delicious, and filled with nutrients. Hence why they’re my favorite addition to any veggie/rice bowl.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and sliced*
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced*
  • 3 roasted peppers, sliced thinly*
  • 1/3 cup of frozen peas (sautéed)
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • olive oil
  • salt, pepper

**Recipe makes extra veggies to save for left overs.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil.
  2. Wash, peel, and slice the sweet potato and carrots. Toss with olive oil, salt & pepper on one of the baking sheets.
  3. Slice peppers and toss with olive oil, salt & pepper on one of the baking sheets.
  4. Roast sweet potatoes/carrots for 25-30 minutes. (Mixing and rotating half way through)
  5. Roast peppers for 20 minutes. (Mixing and rotating half way through)
  6. Heat the rice according to directions (I use frozen rice.. takes like 5-7 minutes to cook for 1 cup of rice)
  7. Saute the frozen peas in olive oil on the skillet until slightly browned (about 6-10 minutes).
  8. Assemble the most colorful and delicious veggie rice bowl and enjoy 🙂

Happy Monday everyone! See if you can add at least one more fruit or veggie to your diet today 🙂