Ready to take your love for pizza and combine it with your boredom of plain rice? This Healthy Pizza Rice recipe is one of the quickest high protein meals I know how to make! Delicious, easy to make, and packed with great macros!
Start this healthy pizza rice off by browning however much lean meat you want. I use 6 ounces per serving but to keep it quick I usually brown a pound at a time. This allows me to make this even quicker the next time.
I’m using a lean ground turkey today but beef, chicken, and pork are great options too. If you’re not using at least a 90/10 lean meat you may want to drain it a bit after it’s browned.
Next, you’re going to microwave a pack of :90 second brown rice. You could also just cook a bunch of brown rice one night and heat up 1 cup at this stage of the recipe.
Once your brown rice is ready, take out a single serving dish. Add into your dish your 6 ounces of browned meat, 1 cup of rice, and 1/2 cup of a low sodium pizza or pasta sauce.
Mix those together good.
Healthy Pizza Rice Toppings
Last, top your dish with some mozzarella, pepperoni, and whatever else you want on your healthy rice pizza. Use your favorite toppings or try new toppings for endless variations!
Your meat and rice should be hot enough to melt your cheese but if they aren’t, give it a quick :20-:30 second microwave session until your cheese is melted.
Don’t like the microwave? Throw it in the oven on 350F/176C until your cheese is melted, this shouldn’t take longer than 5-10 minutes.
This healthy pizza recipe meal prep idea is more about having a quick option than anything else. Eating healthy doesn’t have to drain your bank account or take hours in the kitchen, it’s all about thinking outside the box!
Pro tip? Make a couple at a time so you can take them with you on the go!
Ready to eat pizza for breakfast? Try our Healthy Breakfast Pita Pizza recipe next!
Healthy Pizza Rice
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- 6 Ounces Ground Beef - Lean (or Turkey, Beef, Pork, etc)
- 1 Cup Rice - :90 Second Brown (or Quinoa, Pasta, Lentils, Beans, etc)
- ½ Cup Pizza Sauce - Low Sodium (or Pasta Sauce)
- ¼ Cup Mozzarella Cheese
- Pepperoni - or Any Other Toppings You Want
- Take out a pan, turn your burner on Medium-High heat, and brown your Ground Meat
- Drain your meat if there appears to be too much juice (using anything under 90/10 will usually give you too much)
- Cook your Brown Rice
- Add your Ground Meat, Brown Rice, and Sauce into a bowl
- Mix everything together
- Top it with some Mozzarella Cheese and whatever else you want
- Microwave it for an additional 20-30 seconds to melt your cheese
- Calories: 579
- Fat: 19g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Sodium: 632mg
- Carbs: 54g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar: 10g
- Protein: 48g
- Calories: 289
- Fat: 9.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Sodium: 316mg
- Carbs: 27g
- Fiber: 2.5g
- Sugar: 5g
- Protein: 24g