Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl #SundaySupper

Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl

Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants. A healthy meal with regional flare. Great warm or cold.
Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl

It’s no secret that I love rice. I have over 20 rice recipes on the blog! Today Sunday Supper explores creative ways to serve rice bowls.

There’s a huge world out there beyond plain long grain white rice. My new love is black rice or forbidden rice. Intrigued?

Black rice has a taste similar and texture to brown rice. It’s higher in amounts of antioxidants than other rice. It is also a source of fiber and minerals, including iron. A 1/2 cup serving has 160 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, 4% DV for iron.
You need to cook black rice longer than white varieties. I cook it for 35 to 45 minutes, like brown rice. You can soak it first but it is not necessary.
One feature to be aware of is that black rice does transfer color like blueberries. It can stain plastic. You can also use it as natural food coloring!
You can serve a Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl warm or cold.

Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl

Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl

Yield: 2 to 3 servings


  • 1 cup cooked black rice
  • 4 ounces cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place black rice in a serving bowl. Arrange toppings.
  • Whisk together oil, vinegar and seasonings. Drizzle over rice bowl. serve.
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Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl

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19 Responses to Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl #SundaySupper

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  3. I am a rice lover too so using black rice is a fabulous idea! I love how healthy but hearty this looks. Love all the goodies you have in there!
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  5. Liz says:

    I’d love to make a big batch to have this for lunches for a full week! Your rice bowl looks amazing, Cindy!

  6. Christie says:

    Such a hearty and delicious bowl for lunch or dinner.
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  7. Caroline says:

    Like the idea of black rice and all that colorful veg

  8. Barrie says:

    I love rice and eat all kinds, so I can’t believe I still haven’t tried black rice- going to change this because I love this bowl with the mediteranean flavors!
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  9. This is my kind of rice bowl! I must make for lunch!
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  11. The flavors in this sound absolutely amazing! I love playing around with international flavors.
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