This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It’s short on ingredients, but packs in so much flavor. For a hand-held version, leave out the rice and tuck the rest of the ingredients in a pita pocket. This recipe comes to us courtesy of Taste of Home.
Cooking Tip of the Week: Cooking fluffy brown rice can be easy! Rinse the dried rice, boil it in a large pot of water (just like when you prepare pasta!) for 30 minutes, drain the water, and put a lid on it to steam for 10 minutes.
Food for Thought: Rice is a staple for many people worldwide. Brown rice offers more fiber, B vitamins, protein and minerals than white rice, making it a healthier choice.
Family Dinner Conversation Starter: What is your favorite smell? Why?
Adult: Peel and slice avocados.
Adult: Slice cherry tomatoes in half.
Adult: Pit and slice olives.
Adult: Combine rice mix and 2 tablespoons of vinaigrette in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high until heated through.
Kid: Divide the rice between two bowls.
Together: Top with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, olives, and remaining dressing.
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