Healthy Leftovers :: Whole Grain Rice Bowls with Massaged Kale & Veggies


  • 10 ounces kale
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil or other oil of your choosing
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups uncooked whole grain rice, like Planet Rice Sprouted California Blonde Rice
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 16 ounces radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

[i]For the goat cheese dressing:[/i]

  • 4 oz goat cheese (chevre), at room temp
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

[i]Special supplies:[/i]


  1. Combine the kale, oil, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl and massage vigorously with clean hands. The kale will soften and become darker in color.
  2. Cook the rice according to package directions
  3. Place a scoop of rice in the bottom of each individual serving bowl. Top with chopped cucumbers, sliced radishes, hard boiled eggs, and pepitas.
  4. Make healthy goat cheese dressing: Combine goat cheese, honey, oil, vinegar, lemon and water in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. To make leftovers :: Toss ingredients with dressing, put in glass food safe containers (which are healthier than plastic tupperwear!). Leftovers should be good for the whole work week.