Kanwal’s Healthy Corner – Brown Rice Bowl

Alright, I think we’ve all realized that the cold is here! We are also in full swing of the second week of the new year. Are you keeping up with your resolution to eat more healthy? Well, I have a geat recipe that will not only keep you warm, but will also help whittle your middle. My Brown Rice Bowl is loaded with protein from the chicken and fiber from the beans. This dish is full of flavor and will keep you warm and happy.


  • 4c of cooked brown rice
  • 1TB. of canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2TB of cumin seeds
  • 1c. of black beans
  • 4 cloves of garlic, grated
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1/2c. of chopped cilantro
  • 4c. of vegetable stock
  • 2 rotisserie chicken breasts, shredded
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Preparation:

    Heat the oil in a small pot. Add the onions, cumin and salt. Sautee until the onions become translucent. Add the beans, garlic, vegetable stock, lime juice and cilantro. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.

    Add the chicken and pepper. Add the rice and combine well. Enjoy!!!

    Servings: 4

    PS:  Make this dish completely vegetarian by omitting the chicken. The beans will still provide you with fiber as well as protein!

    If you would like to have a recipe revamped into something lighter or have any questions, please email Kanwal at kanwal.ullah@gmail.com. Or you can post comments here and she’ll check in from time to time… You never know, your next question could be featured on next week’s column for The Ajnabee!

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