This bowl of deliciousness came together because I had a few leftovers that needed to be eaten. What it turned into was a combo that I just can’t wait to eat again!
Now back to the food. Let’s take a look at what’s going on in here.
1st layer: leftover brown jasmine rice
2nd layer: chopped steamed broccoli
3rd layer: cottage cheese
4th later: marinated chickpeas
After assembly I heated it all up in the microwave for 2 minutes. The cottage cheese mixes with the marinade from the chickpeas to create the perfect sauce. It’s creamy and tangy all at once.
This meal was so easy to throw together because I had leftovers ready in my fridge. The great thing about it is the flexibility. You can use any leftover cooked grain, any steamed veggie and any bean. The tomato based marinade can be made right then and there too.
Quick and Easy Vegetarian Protein Packed Lunch
- ½ cup cooked brown jasmine rice (or any cooked grain)
- 1 cup steamed broccoli, chopped
- ½ cup cottage cheese
- ½ cup marinated chickpeas (find the marinated chickpea recipe here!)
- Layer all ingredients in your bowl.
- Microwave for 2 minutes.
- Stir and enjoy!
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