Several of us Kitchn editors have a very predictable lunch formula: a big scoop of barley, lentils, or quinoa, topped with fresh greens, and leftover chicken or chili. This may be a rote formula, but it's never boring. Rice or grain bowls are one of the easiest and most delicious lunches, and the simplest to add variety to with leftovers and condiments. The possibilities are practically limitless!
But every good lunch bowl starts with a base of some sort. Here are 10 of our favorites. Make a big pot of one of these every Sunday and you'll always be prepared for lunch.