Fridge Cleaning Easy & Healthy Rice and Quinoa Bowl

Do you guys ever look into your fridge and just think, “about 90% of this fresh and healthy stuff is about to go bad…like yesterday”? ‘Cause trust me, this is the story of my life. I don’t even know how because I am fairly good at eating healthy! So, the other day, this happened for the umpteenth time and I figured I’d throw together whatever I could and see if it turned out okay. Plus, it was cold and rainy/icy and we were low on food/couldn’t get to the grocery store. Nothing is better than a hearty soup on these types of days, so I thought I would start there. Thus, the miracle of the rice and quinoa bowl was born.

The Rice & Quinoa Bowl “Recipe”

Ok, so there isn’t a real recipe, but here is what I did:

  1. Open fridge and see what is about to go bad
  2. Pull out said items
    1. Items included:
      1. Carrots
      2. 1/2 of a medium sweet onion
      3. Broccoli
      4. Leftover quinoa from previous meal
      5. Garlic
  3. Decide how you’re going to take that from basic to a meal by gathering the remainder of things from your freezer and pantry. These things include but are not limited to:
    1. Chicken
    2. Chicken Sausage (flavored, cause NOM)
    3. Wild Rice w/Seasoning Packet
    4. Organic, low sodium chicken broth
  4. Cook the chicken, sausage, wild rice
  5. Dice any veggies
  6. In a separate pot, pour in broth, add any veggies that need to be cooked
  7. Shred chicken, slice sausage
  8. Add everything that is left into pot and simmer. Feel free to add more seasoning if needed.
  9. Realize that night 1 this is going to be a soup, and the following day the broth will be absorbed and you’ll have created the tastiest rice & quinoa bowl around.

You’re welcome. Eat your heart out because this is healthy as can be. My favorite part of this is that you can slam whatever you have into a pot and make some sort of soup. It’s all in the seasoning my friends. It’s all in the seasoning.

Xo- Em