Enjoy a flavorful and colorful salad with the very best tastes of the Mediterranean and Greek Islands. Made with Mahatma® Rice & Grain Blend, olives, fresh cucumber, and crumbled Feta cheese, this power rice bowl has everything you need for lunch. Enjoy at home or on-the-go.
Prepare rice and quinoa according to package directions.
Meanwhile, make avocado tzatziki. In a medium bowl, stir together yogurt, avocado, grated cucumber, oil, lemon juice, garlic, dill, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper until blended.
Toss together chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, black olives, chicken, spinach, feta, and Greek vinaigrette. Top rice with Greek salad mixture and drizzle with avocado tzatziki.
For a vegetarian option, omit chicken or substitute with a plant-based meat substitute.
Greek cuisine is primarily known for its veggie-filled and refreshing meals. We’ve taken those savory flavors as an inspiration for this Power Rice Bowl recipe. Most of the ingredients in this combination are traditionally Mediterranean based including black olives, red onion, cucumber, Roma tomatoes, and a mixture of aromatic spices. Of course, it wouldn’t be Greek without creamy Feta cheese, parsley, garlic, dill, and oregano, which are key to giving this salad its unique taste.
With the combination of grains, your meal is easily a well-balanced meal. Whip up your veggie mixture and serve over a bed of fluffy Jasmine Rice grains and earthy flavored Quinoa. Our favorite thing about this fantastic grain blend is that you can have the best of both worlds in a single product: Mahatma® Jasmine Rice with Quinoa.
Need a break from quinoa? No problem, try any of our long-grain rice varieties. From aromatic Mahatma® Basmati Rice to our convenient Mahatma® Ready To Heat Jasmine Rice Pouches. The best type of rice for a Rice Salad is long and slender grains as they don’t clump together like sticky rice and mix better with the remaining salad ingredients.
A great salad isn’t complete until drizzled with a tasty dressing or sauce. For this Greek-inspired mix, we went with the classic tzatziki but, with a twist – because everything tastes better with avocado, right?
So, what’s tzatziki? It’s a traditional Mediterranean sauce with a yogurt and cucumber base. Olive oil and fresh herbs are just two of the other added ingredients. Our version includes all the classics with the addition of creamy avocado. It’s a breeze to make and really worth it.
To make this sauce, grate and squeeze the cucumber and mix with the mashed avocado, spices, oil, and yogurt. Whisk vigorously until all ingredients are combined – it’s as simple as that!
Save some sauce to use with other classics like a Mexican Brown Rice recipe topped with a guacamole variation.
If you are looking for a perfect side dish, try our: Coconut milk rice pudding.