Black Rice and Cannellini Bean Buddha Bowl

Black Rice and Cannellini Bean Buddha Bowl | #ad made with Dannon Light & Fit yogurt

This delicious black rice and cannellini bean buddha bowl works as a delicious lunch at work or home. It’s a wonderful savory lunch with just a hit of sweetness. It’s just as delicious served cold as it is hot. Take your pick. 

I have partnered with Dannon® Light & Fit®. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

In the second installment of my series (here’s my first on meal prep) with Light & Fit®, I’m sharing a fun recipe that uses Light & Fit® yogurt in a unique way. As a participant in the #DoWhatFitsYou campaign, I was sent a box of goodies. Thanks Light & Fit® for the difficult challenge! I felt like they allowed me to bring my very own cooking show challenge directly into my kitchen. This challenge was tough, but goes to show that Light & Fit® actually pairs well with lots of unexpected foods. Plus I was able to create something fun and easy without resorting to their plain yogurt. Whoda thought?

It just goes to show that healthy choices don’t have to be boring. With a balanced variety of delicious choices, Dannon Light & Fit® has better for you options that that also fit your active lifestyle. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend increasing intake of nutrient-dense foods, such as fat-free or low-fat dairy products, like yogurt. Yogurt is nutrient-dense and many yogurts are usually a good source of protein, calcium and vitamin D.

So this flavor, calcium, and protein boost in addition to the fiber, protein, and nutrients that come from the whole grains, beans, and vegetables in this buddha bowl just send it over the edge. Seriously.

Black Rice and Cannellini Bean Buddha Bowl | #ad made with Dannon Light & Fit yogurt
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Black Rice and Cannellini Bean Buddha Bowl
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This delicious black rice and cannellini bean buddha bowl works as a delicious lunch at work or home. It's a wonderful savory lunch with just a hit of sweetness. It's just as delicious served cold as it is hot. Take your pick. 

Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: Rebecca
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup black rice
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken or vegetable bouillon
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek non-fat yogurt
  • 2 whole roasted red peppers jarred
  • 2 cup zucchini
Instructions
  1. Rinse black rice, cook according to instructions, but add 2 teaspoons bouillon to water.

  2. While rice is cooking, rinse cannellini beans, grate zucchini and slice roasted red peppers

  3. Once rice is cooked, add yogurt. Stir together

  4. Separate ingredients into 2 bowls. Enjoy right away or store in individual servings for lunches.

Recipe Notes

I love using jarred bouillon because it's concentrated and takes up less space, uses less packaging, and it seems to last longer at my house than broth. 

Make sure to follow Dannon® Light & Fit® on Instagram for more fun cooking inspiration.

So, what do you think, would you use (or have you) flavored yogurts in non breakfast recipes? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

36 Comments

  1. Serena

    August 30, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Never thought to use sweet yogurt in a savory dish like this. Gotta try it!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 30, 2017 at 11:35 am

      I know, I never did either, but it turned out great! The Light & Fit flavors just strong enough to be tasty in a variety of recipes

      Reply
  2. Jagruti

    August 30, 2017 at 9:26 am

    This is a very creative idea and so healthy, I’m saving this straight away. Thanks

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 30, 2017 at 11:31 am

      thanks Jagruti! xoxo

      Reply
  3. Emily

    August 30, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love a good buddha bowl, this has so many yummy flavours I can’t wait to try it!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 30, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Me too! thanks Emily, it turned out so simply delicious

      Reply
  4. Sandi

    August 30, 2017 at 9:42 am

    This looks like a delicious idea 🙂

    Reply
  5. Brandi

    August 30, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I love bowl recipes. This looks delicious!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

      me too! thanks Brandi

      Reply
  6. Elaine @ Dishes Delish

    August 30, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I love all the different ways to eat Buddha bowls. I love your version and I can’t wait to try it. Great recipe!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 30, 2017 at 11:30 am

      thanks Elaine! The possibilities are totally endless 🙂

      Reply
  7. Abbey Sharp

    August 30, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    This bowl is packed with so many goodies! Love it

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      so packed! Thanks Abbey

      Reply
  8. Mollie Mason | Holistic Health Nutrition

    August 30, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    What a yummy combo!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 31, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Mollie! it’s really tasty

      Reply
  9. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    August 30, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I love buddha bowls and eat them a few days a week. I love to find new combos thanks for sharing

    Reply
  10. Rachel

    August 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    This sounds delicious! I’ve been on the hunt for a new bowl to toss together. I’ll have to try this!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 30, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      ya! let me know how it goes

      Reply
  11. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers

    August 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    YUM! I’m always a fan of rice and beans, because it’s so filling and simple. I like the idea of using greek yogurt on top rather than sour cream!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 30, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      me too! and the flavor combinations are endless! and I rarely use sour cream anymore bc I cant tell the difference

      Reply
  12. GiGi Eats

    August 30, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Ohhh! This bowl looks so pretty, I love the colors and I bet when mixed together the flavor combo is AWESOME 🙂

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      thanks so much! gimme all the colors

      Reply
  13. Mikki

    August 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I have never made a budda bowl but they look so good. I need to get on this bandwagon for sure.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      yes you do! they’re super delicious & easy

      Reply
  14. Mona

    August 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I love black rice and what a beautiful contrast with the beans. Healthy never looked better!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      August 31, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      thanks! black rice is so tasty

      Reply
  15. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    August 31, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    cannelini beans are definitely underutilized in my kitchen but i absolutely love them..this is a great dinner or lunch idea

    Reply
  16. Farrah

    September 3, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Yay for delicious new ideas–I need this bowl in my life! *-* It looks so good! <3

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      yes! it’s so good & easy

      Reply
  17. Liz

    September 8, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Looks so delicious- I love that they took out the artificial ingredients!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      totally! Thanks Liz

      Reply
  18. Deanna Segrave-Daly

    September 11, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Love black rice so why do I never make it? Gotta make this dish!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      September 11, 2017 at 10:07 am

      I say the same thing! it’s so delicious & fun

      Reply
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