Monday 16 January 2017

RECIPE: Rice Bowls


This has got to be one of my fav comforting foods. When I have a little extra time (I say a little, I just mean 20minutes to cook rice) I make this. Usually by the time I get home I just want to eat straight away, so rice is not always an option for me. If you come home though at a normal hour, this is a great, meatless option. Why not give it a try and let me know what you think...

Ingredients (serves 2):
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • handful of green beans
  • large handful of organic kale
  • 1 box of organic black beans
  • handful of frozen peas
  • 1 large onion sliced into eighths
  • extra toppings such as avocados, artichokes and picante peppers
  • garlic oil
  • salt and pepper
  • lime slice
For the dressing
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter/almond butter
  • tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1/4 cup boiled water
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and roast the onion with a little garlic oil for around 30-45 mins (if you don't have enough time, then just don't cook the onions)
  • Rinse the rice and but it on to cook according to packet instructions 
  • Make the dressing by adding all the ingredients to a small bowl except the warm water
  • Slowly add the hot water, a little at a time until you have a nice running consistency (like a Caesar dressing) and set aside
  • Whilst the rice is cooking, wash and drain the black beans and put them in a pan with a squeeze of lemon, 1-2 tsp tamari soy sauce and a pinch of sugar. You just want to warm these through and then when they are cooked, put them in a small oven proof dish and keep them warm in the oven
  • Fry the kale in a fry pan with a little salt and pepper, again until its just cooked through. When ready, put it on a baking tray to keep warm in the oven and slightly crisp up
  • Finally, cook the beans and peas in a fry pan with a little black pepper.
  • Once all the veggies and rice is cooked, it's time to plate up. Place the rice in the bowl first, then the black beans, greens, onions and your toppings. Then drizzle the peanut dressing over the top
  • This is a fork and spoon jobbie, so sit back and enjoy!
Thanks so much for reading,

Big love,

Em x


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