Cook the brown rice. I prefer using the Instant Pot method, which takes 15 minutes to cook. If you don't have a pressure cooker, you can also cook according to package directions on the stovetop. Just keep in mind that this will change the total time.
Meanwhile, cut up any veggies. Chop the romaine lettuce, half the cherry tomatoes, and slice the cucumbers.
Open up bags/cans/jars with additional toppings (the carrots, olives, beets, hummus, and dressing).
Serve “buffet style” and let everyone build their own bowl.
*Nutritional facts calculated without the addition of hummus or salad dressing-- please adjust according to hummus/dressing used.