Thai-Inspired Brown Rice & Vegetables


Simple meals with a ton of flavor are my thing. I whipped this thai-inspired brown rice and vegetable lunch up the other day and it was great. It’s easy to make and you can cook up a ton, making it perfect for meal prepping for the week. It can also be easily modified for those who are vegan and/or grain free.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Cook up some ground turkey or beef and frozen shrimp on the stove with a little bit of sesame oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper

  2. Add about 2 cups of broccoli slaw (or any other kind of slaw in a bag — it’s easy to grab this pre-packaged from the store) about 4 tbsp of soy sauce or coconut aminos, about 2 tbsp fresh ginger, and 1 garlic clove minced and let cook for a few minutes on medium/high.

  3. Squeeze the juice of a lime over the top and add in about 1.5 cups of brown rice

  4. Let cook for a few more minutes on medium/high

  5. Stir in a half a cup of crushed peanuts and enjoy!


This dish is easily modified to make it your own! Here are some other ideas:

  • Use cabbage slaw instead of broccoli slaw,

  • Toss in any additional vegetables like mushrooms or peppers

  • Add some eggs for extra protein

  • Omit the meat all together to make it vegan

  • Swap brown rice for quinoa

  • Omit the rice to make it grain free, paleo or keto.

Try your own version out and let me know how it goes!

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