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In just 3 minutes you can enjoy an easy breakfast, lunch, or snack on-the-go! This Healthy Chunky Monkey Dessert Rice Bowl is a portable one-dish meal that’s loaded with nutritious ingredients. Brown rice, peanut butter, banana, and a garnish of chocolate make this a sweet and satisfying option that kids and adults can agree on!

Thanks to Minute® Ready to Serve Rice for sponsoring today’s post and for giving us so many quick and delicious options!

An overhead shot of a chunky monkey dessert rice bowl topped with bananas

September often means a change in schedules for many families. Back-to-school season is in full swing; we’re starting to see fall-inspired flavors everywhere and thinking about food that will keep us satisfied in the cooler weather.

Fall officially kicks off in September and so does the celebration of a mainstay for so many families with National Rice Month, which celebrates the rice harvest and honors the contribution of the U.S. rice industry to America’s economy.

This Healthy Dessert Rice Bowl Is A Family Staple

Rice is an easy family staple that makes meal planning and prep easy for everyone, especially with products on hand like Minute® Ready to Serve Rice since it’s ready in just 60 seconds. Plus, rice is versatile. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts can be made using this go-to ingredient.

Whether you work in an office and eat a couple of meals each day at your desk, or you’re running in a million different directions with kids at home, this rice bowl is for you!

It utilizes simple and nutritious pantry staples that you can just stir together and microwave. In a matter of minutes you will be dipping your spoon into a warm bowl of comforting, sweet and creamy rice!

Are you ready for the details? These Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice cups are the secret to healthy portability.

A side shot of ready to serve brown rice used for making a Healthy Chunky Monkey Dessert Rice Bowl

We all have a few go-to products in the cabinet or desk drawer that we can turn to in a pinch, right? This recipe is comprised of some of my favorite staples! The Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice is a versatile product that can be eaten for any meal, from breakfast to dessert to a quick pre or post workout snack.

If necessary, you can enjoy it on-the-go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice in a portion-controlled single-serving cup with nothing to add. Or, you can plus it up with a few other ingredients…like peanut butter, banana, and CHOCOLATE!!

That’s right, I said “chocolate.” In a healthy recipe! I just use a tiny bit of the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to give it that powerful punch of rich flavor without too much added sugar or calories. Plus, a little bit of dark chocolate each day can actually be good for us!

A side shot of a Healthy Chunky Monkey Rice Bowl drizzled with nut butter

So if you’re feeling like you’re in a bit of a rut, but you’re just as time-crunched as me, go ahead and give this rice bowl a try. It’s a great alternative to your standard microwaveable oatmeal for breakfast or late-night rice pudding snack.

With tons of healthy whole grains, good fat, and other vital nutrients, it’s portion-controlled “fast food” that will actually do your body good!

And if you’re feeling really indulgent, go ahead and drizzle some extra peanut butter over the top for a creamy and delicious addition that will add even more staying-power to your meal. Peanut butter-chocolate-and-banana is a winning combination, whether you’re enjoying a pint of Chunky Monkey Ice Cream or a healthy bowl of brown rice!

An overhead shot of a Healthy Chunky Monkey Dessert Rice Bowl with a spoon at the side

An overhead shot of a Healthy Chunky Monkey Dessert Rice Bowl with a spoon at the side

Mix This Chunky Money Dessert Rice Bowl Up With Different Flavors;

  • Try white chocolate chips
  • Other nut butters would work well, try almond, cashew or hazelnut
  • Add nuts for extra crunch

Looking for other quick, easy, and delicious ways to enjoy your rice? Try these favorites:

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Healthy Chunky Monkey Rice Bowl

Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 3 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 879 kcal
In just 3 minutes you can enjoy a healthy, sweet and delicious breakfast, dessert or snack on the go!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Whole Grain Brown Rice
  • 2 tablespoons milk can substitute with non-dairy milk such as unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter plus extra for garnish
  • ½ banana chopped (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon miniature dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Heat rice in microwave according to package instructions.
  • Place rice in a bowl and stir in milk and peanut butter until completely combined.
  • Stir in chopped banana.
  • Top with chocolate chips. Garnish with additional banana and a drizzle of additional melted peanut butter, if desired.

Notes

Mix This Chunky Money Dessert Rice Bowl Up With Different Flavors;

  • Try white chocolate chips
  • Other nut butters would work well, try almond, cashew or hazelnut
  • Add nuts for extra crunch

Nutrition

Calories: 879kcalCarbohydrates: 165gProtein: 20gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 863mgFiber: 8gSugar: 11gVitamin C: 5.1mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 3.7mg
Keyword: breakfast rice bowl, chunky monkey recipes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom

If you love rice as much as we do, be sure to visit this website for recipes, including Stir-In recipe ideas, and more information about the Minute® Rice family of products.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

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  1. I love this rice bowl, Bllaire! I’ve never thought to use rice in a sweet dish before. Sounds delicious with the peanut butter and bananas!

  2. Aw YUM!! So much goodness, all together in one bowl! And I love how fast and easy it is to make too! 🙂 Pinned!

  3. Hi! This sounds like it would be pretty good tasting. Do you happen to know the nutritional info? And if I am working out and eating healthy to drop pounds, is this a good thing to include in my diet? Thanks!!

  4. Hi! This sounds like it would be pretty good tasting. Do you happen to know the nutritional info? And if I am working out and eating healthy to drop pounds, is this a good thing to include in my diet? Thanks!!

    1. Hi, Dawn! You can see the full nutritional info for this recipe on My Recipe Magic. Here’s the link: https://www.myrecipemagic.com/recipe/nutrition/79113 Just click the “Nutrition” tab. 🙂

      And yes! I definitely think this would work as part of a healthy diet. It has whole grains, healthy fat, and protein — to keep you energized and full with quality ingredients. If you’re watching calories, just limit the chocolate garnish and the extra PB!