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Mediterranean Grain Bowl (Panera Bread copycat)

This Mediterranean Grain Bowl is a delicious copycat of a Panera Bread menu item. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

A few months ago, my very good friend Beth treated me to lunch at Panera. I got Panera Bread’s Mediterranean Grain Bowl and oh my gosh. It was amazing. All I could think was that Pete would love it.

So a couple days later, I picked up everything I needed to recreate the Mediterranean Grain Bowl for Pete.

He loves it.

Every time I make it, he tells me its his second favorite thing that I make (his first is Yakimeshi).

This Mediterranean Grain Bowl is healthy, easy, and will definitely be your new favorite.

Mediterranean Grain Bowl

What You’ll Need:

  • 1.5 cups brown rice and quinoa mix
  • 6 chicken breast tenderloins
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/2 can kalamata olives
  • 4oz. feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1 avocado

What You’ll Do:

Make the brown rice and quinoa mix in the rice cooker. If you don’t have a rice cooker, you can make it on the stove. But I prefer the simplicity of the rice cooker.

This Mediterranean Grain Bowl is a delicious copycat of a Panera Bread menu item. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

While that’s cooking, chop the chicken into chunks. Sprinkle it with olive oil, parsley, and lemon juice. Cook in a pan.

This Mediterranean Grain Bowl is a delicious copycat of a Panera Bread menu item. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Dice the cucumber, tomato, olives, and Feta. Set aside.

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Cut open the avocado and mash in a bowl with a drizzle of lemon juice.

When the rice mixture is done, it’s time to assemble.

This Mediterranean Grain Bowl is a delicious copycat of a Panera Bread menu item. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Put about 3/4 cup of the rice mixture on the bottom of a bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and stir.

Top with 1/3 of the chicken, cucumber, tomato, olives, and feta.

Add a small scoop of hummus and mashed avocado.

This Mediterranean Grain Bowl is a delicious copycat of a Panera Bread menu item. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

This recipe should serve three equally sized bowls, for dinner portions, or four lunch portions.

If you need to stretch it a little further than that, just buy some extra vegetables and add a little more to each bowl.

Yield: 4 Servings

Mediterranean Grain Bowl

This Mediterranean Grain Bowl is a delicious copycat of a Panera Bread menu item. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

This Mediterranean Grain Bowl is a delicious copycat of a Panera Bread menu item. It's filled with chicken, grains, and more.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups brown rice and quinoa mix
  • 6 chicken breast tenderloins
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/2 can kalamata olives
  • 4oz. feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1 avocado

Instructions

  1. Make the brown rice and quinoa mix in the rice cooker. 
  2. While that’s cooking, chop the chicken into chunks. Sprinkle it with olive oil, parsley, and lemon juice. Cook in a pan.
  3. Dice the cucumber, tomato, olives, and Feta. Set aside.
  4. Cut open the avocado and mash in a bowl with a drizzle of lemon juice.
  5. Put about 3/4 cup of the rice mixture on the bottom of a bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and stir.
  6. Top with 1/3 of the chicken, cucumber, tomato, olives, and feta.
  7. Add a small scoop of hummus and mashed avocado.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 469Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 83mgSodium 436mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 8gSugar 3gProtein 32g

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