Pesto Power Bowl Recipe

A hot new take on rice anf beans together. This could go as a great side, or it could do well as a main dish too. Check it out below!


about 4 servings

Ready In:

10 min

Calories Per Serving:


Good For:

Sides, lunch, dinner



`-1 can of drained and rinsed black beans

-4 cups of cooked brown rice

-1/2 cup of pesto sauce, store bought is fine We like the aldi Priano brand like this

-1 bag of cauliflower rice


Pesto Power Bowl- Quick Tips:

-Instead of beans, you could also use quinoa or lentils to swap out the grain or legume -You can totally use instant/minute rice for this, or those steamable bags. Just watch out for sodium content!


Nutrition For Pesto Power Bowl

Protein: 12.5 grams

Carbs: 61.2 grams NET carbs 48.2 grams

Fat: 12.5 grams

  • Fat 36% 36%
  • Carbs 47% 47%
  • Protein 16% 16%

Step by Step Instructions for the Pesto Power Bowl

Step 1

First, drain and rinse your beans. Next, take the beans and microwave for about 5 minutes. You can totally cook beans from their dry form, but we just wanted to keep things convenient! After that, cook your steamable cauliflower rice and brown rice as instructed on the bags. 

Step 2

Lastly, combine your beans, rice, and cauliflower into a mixing bowl and spoon in your pesto sauce. Make sure it is mixed well, and enjoy hot! 


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