Glow from within.
I'm always down for an easy one bowl recipe.
Minimal cooking, throw all the goods on top and perfecto. You've got yourself a mighty fine meal.
I've found over the past two years of being vegan that simple is always better. Minimalism in a bowl.
This bowl is low cost, nutrient dense, and packed with all the veg your heart is dancing for (yes, literally dancing for it.)
Dairy Free. Oil Free. Vegan.
Time: 30 minute meal
Benefits of eating the rainbow:
Yellow Pepper - Vitamin C, Niacin, Folate, small amounts of Thiamin, Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6
Tomato - Vitamin C, Molybdenum, Vitamin K, Potassium, Copper, Fiber, small amounts of Vitamin B, Zinc, and Iron
Red Cabbage - Fiber, Potassium, Vitamins A & C
Brussel Sprouts - Vitamins K, C, B6, B1, B2, B3, Folate, Fiber, Choline, Copper, and Potassium
Broccoli - Vitamins K, C, B6, E, Chromium, Folate, Fiber, Protein, Phosphorus, and Choline
Cilantro - Phytonutrients, Flavonoids, Phenolic Compounds, Dietary Fiber, Vitamins A, C, E, K, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, and Magnesium
Basmati Rice - Carbohydrate (low fat), Essential Amino Acids, Vitamins B6 & 1, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, and Zinc
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 4 cups water
- head of broccoli
- roma tomatoes
- colorful peppers
- Trader Joe's Cruciferous Crush mix (kale, brussel sprouts, green cabbage, red cabbage)
- 1 bag of spring mix
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 1 big bowl
- a stomach ready to eat
CHOOSE YOUR SAUCE
Minimalist Baker's Peanut Sauce
- 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp salted creamy peanut butter, almond butter, or sunbutter
3 tbsp gluten-free tamari (or soy sauce if not GF)
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp chili garlic sauce, 1 red thai chili minced, or 1/4 tsp red pepper flake
1 lime, juiced
water to thin (roughly 1/4 cup)
Lime Chili Pepper Vinaigrette
juice of whole lime and zest
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp garlic powder
pinch of salt to taste
Prepare your basmati rice (follow the instructions on the bag.) Mine called for 2 cups water for every one cup rice, simmering for 18- 20 minutes to your preference.
Meanwhile, dice your veggies. I lightly baked my broccoli for 10 minutes at 350 with salt, pepper, and garlic. Dice the rest of your veggies to your liking and set aside. I ate most of mine raw. Feel free to lightly bake your veggies on a pan if that's more your speed.
For the peanut sauce, I followed Minimalist Baker's Instructions. She's the best.
For the vinaigrette, I whisk the apple cider vinegar & lime juice together, then added in the rest of your ingredients. Whisk it baby! Taste test to see if you need more spice, salt etc. If you like tangy, this is a great alternative for a lighter dressing.
Once done, plate your food, drizzle the dressing of your choice and do a happy dance. You've done it!