Kale, Mushroom and Roasted Chickpea Rice Bowls

This vegan rice bowl recipe makes for an easy and filling meatless lunch or dinner, packed with plant-based protein and veggies. No one will miss the meat in these Kale, Mushroom & Roasted Chickpea superfood bowls. They are gluten-free, too!

overhead shot of a vegan rice bowl with kale, mushrooms and roasted chickpeas with a spoon dug in and some fresh kale and mushrooms in the background

It’s been a little bit quiet around here this week! I wasn’t out of work though, as I’ve been actively preparing next week’s big launch. Any clue of what I’m referring to *wink wink*?

You guys, you have no idea how excited I am. I’ve been working on the project for a few months now and knowing that it’s finally becoming real makes me giddy. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, no worries. I’ll tell you all about it in a few days, so stay tuned!

Moving on to this Kale, Mushroom and Roasted Chickpea Vegan Rice Bowls recipe! These hearty and healthy bowls are loaded with veggies and full of good-for-you nutrients.

But most importantly, thanks to all these various ingredients, these vegan rice bowls are bursting with flavor. This makes them a great meatless dinner or lunch, which you can also make ahead of time and take to the office.

Obviously, you could also have this vegan rice bowl as a healthy, filling side along with your favorite protein.

Enjoy 🙂

Vegan Rice Bowl with Roasted Chickpeas, sauteed kale and mushrooms served in a white bowl with a spoon dug in

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Kale, Mushroom and Roasted Chickpea Rice Bowls

These vegan rice bowls feature protein-packed roasted chickpeas, sauteed garlic mushrooms, superfood kale and brown rice - all tossed with a bright lemon & soy sauce dressing.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bowls, dinner, easy, healthy, kale, meal prep, mushrooms, rice bowl, simple, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 people as a main
Calories 340 kcal


  • 1 cup of your favorite rice blend I used a blend of brown rice, red rice and black rice
  • 1 can chickpeas 14 oz/400-g can, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 tsp hot paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 7 oz baby bella mushrooms 200 g, sliced
  • 5 oz oyster mushrooms 150 g, large ones cut in half
  • 3 cups kale stem removed and chopped (about 5 large leaves)
  • 2 small garlic cloves or 1 large, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp soy sauce or tamari for gluten free


  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Start by cooking rice according to package instructions. Drain (if needed) and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together chickpeas, one teaspoon olive oil, paprika and salt. Spread chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through baking. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Heat one teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet. Cook onion on medium heat until soft, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, kale and garlic, and continue cooking for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat.

  5.  Stir in chickpeas, cooked rice, lemon juice and soy sauce. Adjust seasonings if needed and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Kale, Mushroom and Roasted Chickpea Rice Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (one third of the recipe))
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 948mg27%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 6905IU138%
Vitamin C 85.6mg104%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Thanks for this recipe Marie – it fast became our favourite meal this last winter! I use more kale and less mushrooms, but otherwise follow the recipe.

  2. I made this tonight for dinner and it was a smash hit! My 2 and 3 yr old both gobbled it right up, and normally dinner is such a struggle. Thanks for a great recipe and for a rare peaceful family dinner!

    1. Geneva you just made my day, thank you!! I’m really happy I could help you 🙂 It’s funny, it wouldn’t have thought of these bowls as kid friendly. Children really are unpredictable sometimes haha.

    1. I wouldn’t freeze the mushrooms and the kale but you could try freezing the chickpeas and the rice to save some time!

  3. Here’s what I want to know: where did you get that lovely spoon in the photos? P.S. The recipe looks delish, I am printing up the recipe now! 🙂

    1. Hi Sarah! A friend gifted it to me, it was part of a “prop box”: best gift ever 🙂 Sorry I couldn’t help you more.

  4. Hey Marie! Do you really only cook the mushrooms for two minutes? Maybe I misunderstood the recipe…

    1. No, you read that right 😉 I like my mushrooms to be on the firm side but you can cook them a bit longer if you prefer them soft. The exact time will also vary depending on your stove. Hope this help and that you’ll give this recipe a go 🙂

    1. You could leave them out and use more chickpeas instead, but they’re so central in this recipe that I would recommend going for another recipe altogether. Hope this helps!

  5. This was absolutely fantastic! Thank you for the recipe. I’ve been looking for some good rice bowl ideas now that I’m a vegetarian and haven’t had any success.. until now. This is now one of my staples!

  6. These rice bowls look so appetizing and I think I would make them with a mix or brown nice and wild rice as I am obsessed with that combo! Gluten-free and vegan is always great!

  7. Oh my god this was good. I’m cooking macrobiotic for my son, and this was fabulous. I’m going to use it as a basis for a regular meal, but substituting other beans, vegetables and grains. THANK YOU. And by the way, this is the first time I’ve ever commented on a recipe anywhere.

    1. Awesome, Kathleen! You made my day. Oh yes, this one is so versatile and you can mix and match it up to make it truly yours! Enjoy.

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