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Roasted Veggie and Spanish Rice Meal Prep

Serving up some easy vegetarian meal prep today in the form of roasted veggies with Spanish rice, tossed in a creamy cilantro dressing!

Meal prep on a blue background - Serving up some easy vegetarian meal prep today in the form of roasted veggies with Spanish rice, tossed in a creamy cilantro dressing!

I realized quickly after making this meal prep that I’ve been making a grave mistake for years now. You see, the tulip-man falls into the camp of people who *hate* cilantro, so I’ve been avoiding cooking with it by default.

But then my craving for Tex Mex food became too strong and I blended up the cilantro dressing for these Spanish rice meal prep bowls and realized the terrible mistake I’ve been making by avoiding cilantro. Because this cilantro dressing is so freaking good, and ties together the roasted veggies and Spanish rice perfectly into flavorful meal prep heaven.

Meal prep on a blue background - Serving up some easy vegetarian meal prep today in the form of roasted veggies with Spanish rice, tossed in a creamy cilantro dressing!

Here’s what goes into this meal prep

  • Spanish Rice: Ultra-easy to make and full of flavor. Get the recipe here (25 minutes to make).
  • Roasted Veggies: Roasted sweet potato, bell pepper, and corn will round out our meal prep to keep you full all day. Feel free to throw in whatever veggies you have on hand!
  • Cilantro Dressing: This dressing is so good, friends. Herby and zingy and creamy, it makes this meal prep so addictive!
Meal prep on a blue background - Serving up some easy vegetarian meal prep today in the form of roasted veggies with Spanish rice, tossed in a creamy cilantro dressing!

In addition to being full of flavor, this is also a relatively cheap vegetarian meal prep. Rice and beans make it a complete source of protein while keeping this affordable. Step aside, steak, there’s a new protein powerhouse in town. Let’s eat!

Meal prep on a blue background - Serving up some easy vegetarian meal prep today in the form of roasted veggies with Spanish rice, tossed in a creamy cilantro dressing!
Meal prep on a blue background - Serving up some easy vegetarian meal prep today in the form of roasted veggies with Spanish rice, tossed in a creamy cilantro dressing!

Roasted Veggie and Spanish Rice Meal Prep

Serving up some easy vegetarian meal prep today in the form of roasted veggies with Spanish rice, tossed in a creamy cilantro dressing!
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Course: Main Dishes, Salads
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: rice and beans meal prep, rice meal prep, tex mex meal prep
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Cinco de Mayo
Time: 45 minutes or less
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 5 meals
Calories: 836kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
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INGREDIENTS

Fillings

  • 1/2 batch Spanish Rice and Beans click for the recipe
  • 1 large sweet potato diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 15-oz can corn 425 g, drained, can sub your favorite bean
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 15-oz can kidney beans 425 g, drained
  • 1 avocado drizzle with lime juice to prevent browning

Cilantro Dressing

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro 10 g
  • 1/4 cup plain Greet yogurt 60 g, can sub dairy-free
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup 5 mL
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard 5 g
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp each smoked paprika, cumin, ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Spanish Rice: Prepare 1/2 of a batch of Spanish Rice and Beans (5 minutes hands-on work, 20 minutes cooking).
  • Roasted Veggies: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C). Spread diced potato, diced pepper, and drained corn on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Roast for 20 minutes, or until potato is tender. Toss together with kidney beans (or bean of choice).
  • Cilantro Dressing: Meanwhile, blend all Dressing ingredients in a blender under smooth. Taste and add more spices as needed.
  • Assemble: Portion rice and veggies into 5 meal prep containers. If possible, store Cilantro Dressing in individually sealed containers to keep rice and veggies fresh. When ready to eat, microwave rice and veggies for 2 to 3 minutes.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1mealCalories: 836kcalCarbohydrates: 149.9gProtein: 34.2gFat: 18.5gSaturated Fat: 2.9gSodium: 838mgPotassium: 2138mgFiber: 22.3gSugar: 28.1gCalcium: 83%Iron: 46%
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