The rice and veggies and dressing can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator. In regards to beans: I only see a reason to freeze them when you cook up dried ones. We make these regularly – a household favorite! Agreed, Buddha bowls are awesome and tick the right boxes for us, too. Now is the time to add the. I also think that you could make the rice in your rice cooker, put the veggies in the microwave with a TBSP of water for a minute and then mix together and season. Laura G. Belmont, MA. saving it for the next picnic! made this yesterday for my school lunch today, and oh! You might have to add a little oil every now and then. We had quite a tough couple of weeks (if making the Mexican version then add half an onion, half a bell pepper and the tomato). Hi Michael! They’re my favorite! Probably the super simple vegan burrito bowl. I love how customizable Buddha Bowls are. The flavor reminded me of my favorite poke bowl that I get in my town. I rarely leave comments on websites, but I wanted to say that I love your post. Thanks Jane! Everyone can find a few things they like to add to their dish and skip the items they don’t like. The urban dictionary definition of a Buddha bowl is “a bowl packed so full that it has a rounded “belly” appearance on the top, much like a Buddha.” A packed full bowl – Finn’s ideal lunch! See our, Please let me know how it turned out for you! It would be a challenge for me because my landlord is retired and we share the kitchen.she’s is all love and means well, but I’ll need to carve some time out when she is not in the kitchen. Thanks for taking your time to comment and review, Claire. Part 3: Choose a legume and ‘av it the way you like. It all tastes so fresh and makes me ready for spring. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes until rice is tender. Refreshing and filling! Again pour in water into the pan, let it get hot. So many great flavors and textures. It was the most popular plate on the table and elicited many great comments. 16 reviews. My dog, Cookie, catches the crumbs. The Carrot Ginger dressing is so yummy that I will be putting it on everything! And I plan to share it! Thanks! One of the easiest and most nutritious ways to cook veg. What “grain, green, bean combo” did you go for? Crate & Barrel has some great options! Thanks for another great recipe; you are truly one of the few sites/cookbooks out there that has recipes that are RELIABLY awesome, every time :). Oh, okay! When you say “instant” pot, do you me an a pressure cooker? Quick and delicious veggie side dish. Colourful Buddha Bowl with a Tahini Lemon Sauce – Sounds amazing, right? and place it on top of the boiling water. Because of this i didn’t need to do the draining step as all water was used. This Buddha Bowl with Sautéed Mushrooms is great for emptying the fridge, and I love the colourfulness it brings to the table. All should be working now. [Tweet “Bowl meals are always better –> 10 easy, healthy vegan lunch bowls!”] 1. Rinse the rice in a sieve (optional but great if you can!). Leave a comment below and share a picture on. Farro 6. Makes my top 3 cookie and Kate recipe list …… that’s saying A LOT! Your email address will not be published. Check out this video for some cool cutting edge cutting tips. Check out. The carrot-ginger dressing is to die for! Watch video above to see how I did this meal prep and scroll down for the recipe! So far, mine have been so bland as to be bleugh! ptional but even more awesome: leave it for another 10 minutes to let excess moisture evaporate. Yep, an instant pot is basically a pressure cooker. I’ve made a couple of dinners using your recipes, and they turned out great. I hope the recipes help you to get there easily! Hope that helps! i am making for meal prep for work lunches. Your dressing is a nice twist. Yep that would be possible, indeed! If the knife slides in easily, it’s ready! ha, yeah that was exactly the problem I had as well and pretty much why we wrote this guide . (You will not be subscribed to our email newsletter.). ), (you can use standard white rice as well, it cooks a little quicker too). Place the equally chopped broccoli in a steamer bowl (a metal sieve works fine too!) I’ve used the puree option twice and then the smoothie option twice. Thankou, thankyou, thankyou! If yes, search in google for the chrome extension “Print Friendly & PDF”. We have never had a zingy carrot dressing. That's it. Then fry both in oil on a medium heat and in a large saucepan for a minute. To save even more time you can use a bag of mixed salad. Green Tofu Rice Buddha Bowl with Hummus Dressing. A great vegetarian dish. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. None of mine could compare or had the same taste as the ones I had ate there. This was my hubby’s first time eating healthy with me and now he wants me to make it at least once a week! And if so, why? Filling and well balanced! Hi Cassie! I am just trying to eat as healthy as possible, and I am in a never-ending inquiry to that end. Recommended equipment: I love my Vitamix blender for making the dressing and this colander for draining the rice and veggies (those are affiliate links). Thanks for sharing! As to the recipe: it’s substantial and tasty, particularly with the carrot ginger dressing, and brought me back to younger and (perhaps) simpler times. We like to add mushrooms. Nourish Buddha Bowl – The classic buddha bowl. When I used to work at an office, meal prepping was a regular routine of mine. Add water and salt, bring it to a boil. Make it soy free: Omit the tamari/soy sauce and season the rice with salt, to taste. 1 cup of vegetable broth instead of water. And LOL on the Jesus bowls…I want one of those! Just follow the basic construction ideas and you’ll be making feast after feast. – you can use any herbs you like but we love this version in particular. It’s free and creates really clean pages to print out! The brand is called Instant Pot. Full of wonderful goodness. (rice, quinoa, millet, freekeh, buckwheat, barley or couscous), (some favourites are spinach, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, onions, sprouts, avocado and spring onion), (1 cup = 1 can / 15.5 oz / 435g; black beans, kidney beans, white beans, black eyed peas, chickpeas, red lentils, brown lentils, peas, edamame. Stir occasionally so they won’t stick to the pan. I prefer dogs to most humans. Veggie Rice Buddha Bowl – With a lemon herb sauce, cool! The dressing was vibrant and delish. Thanks for this informative, user-friendly post. I only have access to a microwave at work. Haha yes, they get very addictive! Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients to hand, throw in what you do have! For the vegetables, you can choose from snap peas, snow peas or broccoli. And one or two not to try , I’ve only found one combination that truly didn’t work so far: coconut rice with caesar dressing. It was incredible! I recommend making the full batch since blenders require a decent volume of liquid to blend. I tried searching the blog and it does the same thing when I click on it. Hi David, thanks for stopping by! Zucchini Noodle Quinoa Bowl. Also I’ve been struggling to make my newly-adopted veganism (or vegetarianism at times) result in really tasty meals – the kind you come across at festivals and in vegan restaurants. I have recently come across research that claims oil is very bad for the body, and I have read a number of articles by doctors (Dr. Esselstyn for example) who have advised their readers not to consume any oil, which they claim leads directly to heart disease. In a saucepan, combine coconut milk, water, honey, and salt. Thanks, Kate. Next time, I may add a little shrimp, tuna, or tofu to get more protein as well! Leafy greens, beans and brown rice are my favorite to include in Buddha bowls. !love all the options. This buddha bowl is made with spiralized zucchini noodles, beet noodles, spinach, quinoa, pine nuts, pepitas, and lemon. Done. Rinse the rice in a sieve (optional). Add the edamame and cook for 3 more minutes (it’s ok if the water doesn’t reach a rapid boil again). We’re going to focus on rice to begin with here for simplicity’s sake – rice is a really easy way to start – and there are so many beautiful variations available. I just made this for the first time with both red cabbage and spinach, it was DELICIOUS!! This buddha bowl recipe is super fresh, delicious and versatile! Devine! I feel like everyone needs to read this because there is so much great information/methods/recipes available here. Finally, remove from the heat, add the salt, pepper and lime juice. Hey Kate, yes, I think that sounds like a good plan. Serve promptly. Thanks Mel, kind of you to say. Epic, I love it! We love the carrot ginger dressing too – so many fresh flavors! by The Kitchn for an even more detailed explanation on cooking brown rice. We’re gonna give the red pepper sauce a go tonight. Let it fry for a 2-3 minutes while stirring every now and then (if making the Mexican version then add half an onion, half a bell pepper and the tomato). Delicious sweet potato, lovely tahini dressing, pickles and slices of avocado really go well atop the grains. Another three minutes should do it, and you’ll have some beautifully tender veg ready for your Buddha Bowl. Pop the lid on top and put it on low heat for 8-10 minutes. Quinoa Chickpea Buddha Bowl This easy (and animal-friendly) lunch and dinner bowl hits all the right spots – grains, greens and a legume! so tasty!! Cool 1. Made this for dinner last night and it was delicious. My first attempt at a budda bowl, I had no doubt it was going to be delicious as all the ingredients are… but daaammmnn!!!! This was amazing! Always free • Unsubscribe anytime, The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Hi Susan! I made this salad yesterday for a birthday party. Thank you, Paula! Set the broccoli aside. Even my die hard carnivore husband loves it for dinner. Such a refreshing, bright and nourishing meal! Kate, hi. For the bowl, I added red pepper and chopped basil and skipped the avocado. I can’t wait to try it this way. That’s hard! Now I get to know all about Buddha bowl! Lightly drizzle sesame oil over the avocado, followed by a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds and flaky sea salt. We’re always eager to hear any food related story – have you made a Buddha Bowl before? The carrot-ginger dressing is amazing. My website hosting made a big mistake and I’ve worked with them to fix it. The 30-day challenge is a really good idea too. I’ve made a buddha bowl twice in the past month, and neither was exactly what i was going for, but this sounds perfect. It was bright, colourful, nutritious and satisfying. especially the carrot ginger dressing, love it so much! Grate or chop the garlic and ginger. Thanks for another great recipe Kate! Rice Bowl with Sorrel, Kale, Lemon and Radishes! I am leading a group through a week of whole foods and will share this with them. (Is her 2nd. © Cookie and Kate 2010 - 2020. Bring about 3 cm of water to boil in a saucepan. Love me a buddha bowl with all the goodies!! Next add the rice. To that end, I’m sharing a colorful recipe that has been slowly taking shape in my kitchen over the past few months. Enjoy . Great recipe, will definitely make again and variations of this – thanks! Recipe yields 4 meal-sized bowls. The carrot dressing was delicious on top. Fry the garlic in oil on a medium heat and in a large saucepan for a minute. 3. If you’re really struggling, then here are a few of our favourites to help you on your way. Then you’ve really got try one! Cut the peppers in thin strips (“julienne”). This is just what I’m looking for!! Optional but even more awesome: leave it for another 10 minutes to let excess moisture evaporate. It incorporates many essences of life without taking life. Thank you so much for sharing so so much.! Share: Reading Time: < 1 minute. I tried the peanut dressing and it was AWESOME! Cookie and Kate is where food is delicious and approachable and good for you, too. Follow the basic recipe above but when the rice is cooked add a tbsp of olive oil, a few splashes of lime, and a handful of chopped cilantro/coriander. – If you’re still thirsty… or even hungry for more inspiration, check out these 20 Buddha Bowl recipes. I loved this! Loaded with veggies, grains and lean proteins, Buddha bowls are highly versatile and easy to tailor to all tastes and dietary restrictions. *Carrot ginger dressing note: You’re probably only going to need ½ batch of the dressing for 4 bowls. To store these healthy Buddha bowl lunches for meal prep, portion your brown rice into individual-serving containers, followed by the roasted veggies. Plus, we always have to eat. When the bell peppers are soft (after about 10 minutes) add a splash of balsamic vinegar. Cookie looks like a great pal. Check back when the time is up, fork through it to make it fluffy. Great you found out anyway Stir until sugar is dissolved. (Or some similar?). Drain well, and return the rice and veggies to the pot. To test a veg to see if it’s cooked, just poke it with a knife in the thickest area. Right then, you now know the basic tips and tricks of building a proper Buddha Bowl. It’s never too late to discover Buddha Bowls, Beverly :). Pop the lid on top and put it on low heat for 8-10 minutes. Can’t wait to try some of these delish inspirations xx, Thanks, Chantelle! Love all the variations too! This meal also takes care of a whole host of macro and micro nutrients too, determined more precisely by the combos you pick. Here’s what I was thinking when I started to experiment with soup recipes: “Why the hell bother making a soup from scratch when I can…, This isn’t French, and it doesn’t take hours. Divide the rice/veggie mixture and raw veggies into 4 bowls. Trying subbing the rice for one of those – you can use the variations from above too. Hi Joan, we hope it is more respectful than anything – a vegan meal that promotes health and happiness! As we mentioned (once or twice), part of the joy of a Buddha Bowl is doing it your own way. Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach and Quinoa Salad, Laura @ Balance Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Got the Buddha bowl for delivery, for lunch at work this week. The Buddha bowls and Carrot Ginger Dressing are definitely on my list of “regulars”. Thanks for sharing! What a way to start the new year! For me it’s all about a peanut-y sauce! Have a great weekend! Yes, straining out the carrot bits is a great idea. My brother here in Toronto, Canada sent me your link. Yes, Buddha Bowls are awesome, so many choices and so many ways to make them. These filling vegan buddha bowls are full of flavor and loaded up with healthy veggies. Make sure to season them with salt while they’re still sizzling! Add them to the rice as it’s cooking. I let them cool and then freeze them in 2 servings containers. Fry for a couple more minutes, adding soy sauce and sambal oelek and optional ingredients as you go. Buddha bowls, meal prep bowls, veggie bowls, whatever you want to call them, these recipes are the perfect way to pack a lot of goodness into one meal. Place a lime wedge or 2 in each bowl. Thanks so much for including me! Sesame Garlic Buddha Bowl – Love the flavours!! It was definitely a pick-me-up. They also can be made ahead and are easily packable-the perfect candidate for meal prep and work lunches. It is smoother than it was, but still kind of lumpy. Greek Quinoa Buddha Bowl. :), This was so delicious. The above instructions are just an example – you can use whatever vegetables you want! Thanks for your lovely recipes. Haha that sounds good to me, Kat! This is my favorite thing to make!….at the Whole Foods salad bar lol. There are many alternatives (and although not all of them technically grains) you can also use quinoa, millet, freekeh, buckwheat, barley or couscous – whichever you like the most, suits your budget, or is the easiest for you to find at your local store. Love everything about this recipe. I’m excited you loved it. This was such a delicious and nutritious dinner-Ill be serving this often. Clever, entertaining and very helpful. Thank you, Stephen, for letting me know. If you’re craving more light and refreshing meals like this one, be sure to check out my sushi bowls, veggie lettuce wraps, coconut rice with Brussels sprouts and vegetable fried rice. Any suggestions? You seem to use a lot of oil in your recipes, yet you also seem concerned about heating healthy foods. You can make them vegan or include your favorite animal protein like salmon, chicken or shrimp. 15g is one serving. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Making good rice is a craft, and you’ll improve with every batch. In my humble opinion, I’m very happy that you don’t talk about politics, religion or current issues in the news. I’ve seen “Buddha bowls” all over the internet and menus lately, so I set out to make one. The sautéed mushrooms add such a lovely flavour to the bowl, and go well crunchy cabbage and carrot. Delicious!! Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl – Dat peanut sauce!! Making your own homemade lunch bowl is a great way to save money and stick to a healthy diet! Katherine also mentioned that Buddha bowls are similar to macrobiotic (macro) bowls with whole grains and steamed or raw veggies. I’m wondering if there is an easy way to print your articles. I am also a wimp when it comes to spice! Your post is very helpful with lots of good suggestions and ideas. You’re also welcome to store your rice and veggies in large batches, separately, then portion out to serve … The ingredients are always enough for two servings: Optional: A couple of chilies if you want it spicy! This is going to be a game changer. A wonderful combination of flavours topped off by the superb carrot dressing. I added chickpeas lightly sautéed in a tiny bit of oil with some salt and chili powder for protein. Adding the ginger made it super great! Thank you, for your star review and comment. Stir in rice. This was 100% amazing. Then just add them as they are to your Buddha Bowl. Fry for a couple more minutes, adding a couple of tablespoons of water as you go. Is hilarious. Glad you like it, Dane! Way to go, Bronwyn. These bowls have all the favorites, kale leaves, radishes, quinoa, lemon juice, eggs, and tahini, and are mixed together to make a speedy but nourishing lunch or dinner. Since I’m not a registered nutritionist, I can’t speak directly to the healthy makeup. But nevertheless I’ll plow my way, one way or the other. I’d be happy with peanut sauce on this bowl, for sure! I subbed cauliflower for the green beans part, no complaints. Place all the ingredients in one large bowl and mix until chickpeas are all coated. Chickpea Taco Buddha Bowl from Diary of an Ex-Sloth. Is the Moroccan restaurant you’re referring to Bondi in Casablanca? The link to carrot ginger dressing is not working :( It just takes me to a picture of it. Brown, black, red or wild rice 2. Your mouthwatering buddha bowl ideas are creatively imagined and beautifully imaged! I cook fresh, vegetarian recipes. But once again, there are no right and wrongs with this versatile and beautiful dish we call a Buddha Bowl. Can’t wait for lunch tomorrow. Just pop any questions in the comments and I’ll help however we can! This was SO good! Hi Kate, Thanks Kate. How did ambiguous-whole-grain-and-veggie-bowls-with-tasty-sauce all become abbreviated as “Buddha bowls”? Thanks! Thank you for helping us on our whole food/vegan journey! Sometimes I worry that I’m being negligent by not mentioning major world events here, let alone personal events. You’re very wise to steer clear of the 24/7 anxiety-ridden news round and focus on these timeless treats. Hi Sasha! As I mentioned above, I would start with a grain or something similar. Arrange cucumber slices along the edge of the bowl (see photos). The basic Buddha Bowl consists of a grain, a green and a bean, and is usually accompanied by a tasty dressing. Done! This is such a great post! (Ah Blurry, there’s a great song I haven’t heard for ages!) This lovely ‘bowl’ concept makes the whole nutrition-challenge simple and attractive. Its a wonderful time to be alive. Place in a baking tray and put in a pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes at 200°C/400°F. Bear in mind that each veg takes a different length of time – you don’t want soggy greens! As a thank you, we'll give you our welcome guide with 5 printable dinner recipes. If you want to keep it simple, just opt for some sambal oelek, sriracha, soy yogurt or the good old combo of vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. I just discovered Buddha bowls so immediately went to your website and made this last night. Yay!) If your health professional and body say otherwise, you need to do what is best for you. 4. I prefer frozen, but canned should work too. Bring a large pot of water to boil (ideally about 4 quarts water). Millet 5. From the very first time I tried it, I was blown away – and even after nearly three years I still have it every week or so in one form or another :). Thanks! Now I know what’s going on with Buddha bowls! Simple Vegan Burrito Bowl – Satisfying and Mexican! It’s been quite some work, yes Thanks a lot for spreading the word too. LOL I may cheat and use oil & vinegar though because we love that just fine. I created this versatile bowl with those factors in mind. We were just there, and this reminds me of something they have. Thanks for the ideas. 6.) It is so-called as it is usually eaten from a bowl with a wide top – that signifies Buddha’s belly! Thank you, and thank you! I was blown away. Delicious! In the long run, healthy, more veggie, eating will do more for the planet than any rehash of the madness of the political cycle could. My blender blends them all up, but it’s an expensive one. I'm probably making a big mess in my Kansas City kitchen right now. I always love you step-by-step guides. Or, omit the soy sauce altogether and season the rice with salt, to taste. Let me know how you like it, please! Once the water is boiling, add the rice and continue boiling for 25 minutes. Thank you so much for this post, I have recently become vegan and I can’t believe how tasty this is. Buddha bowls, burrito bowls, power bowls, grain bowls, even a big salad bowl, a meal in a bowl is not just popular, it’s practical. I ca not wait to start incorporating these bowls into my menu. Thank you! Loved it! I looooooove the peanut dressing too Tanya! Useful 2. Oh my goodness this recipe and the carrot ginger dressing is amazing!! Just use the leftover dressing on salads within 1 to 2 weeks of making. You can pimp them a little with lime, salt, pepper, some olive oil and/or herbs. Roughly chop the bell pepper (minus the core and seeds), and add it with the rest of ingredients to a blender or large bowl and blend! Add them to the rice as it’s cooking. They're all healthy too! So versatile!! Let it fry for a 2-3 minutes while stirring every now and then. This is an awesome tutorial, seriously! You’ve given me the courage to start creating Buddha bowls of my own, on purpose! Thanks for recipe, would this be better cold or is it supposed to br warmed up? Hello! *Make it quick: If you’re in a hurry, you can skip the dressing and drizzle tamari and toasted sesame oil lightly over the bowls instead. I want it to be a destination and a healthy escape. I am enjoying your cook book as well-keep up the great work (you too Cookie-your photos make me smile)! And regarding rocket: It’s the British word for arugula I could eat a Buddha bowl every day. Thanks, Gabby! I find it much more comfortable to use , It is 2019 and I just discovered the Buddha Bowl, and I’m so excited and grateful and that I found this awesome post is amazing! After eating one, I was even happier. Originally, I accidentally left out the ginger and it was great (I mention this in case you aren’t a fan of ginger). That’s it, sauce ready! Thank-you so much Kate for all your healthy recipes! And come to think of it, most of my meals is like a Buddha bowl – rice, dal, veggies though I eat it on a plate most of the time!! Quick and so tasty. Next time I may add tof of shrimp or chicken. Tropical Buddha Bowl – This is filling and refreshing at the same time. Dog lover. Just saw that you included my bowl in this wonderful post! Will & Co. Cafe, Plymouth: See 41 unbiased reviews of Will & Co. Cafe, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #28 of 196 restaurants in Plymouth. I’m sorry for your experience with Cookie + Kate over the weekend. I roughly stole that idea from a delicious vegetarian platter that I ordered in Morocco this spring. Yes, they are – you’ll find no argument from me there , Dave, this is such an awesome post!! The carrot ginger dressing is so flavourful and to-die-for. A hand blender works really well for this. I appreciate the review, Tara. Drain and rinse the beans, then add them to the pan. Everyone raved about this buddha bowl and we are making them again this weekend! 1 tin black/kidney beans (15.5 oz / 435g), Juice of half a lime (maybe a little more), 200g of green beans (a good handful), ends trimmed, chopped into bite-size pieces, 1 tsp sambal oelek (or 2 tsp chili flakes), 1 ½ cups/ 1 standard tin cooked chickpeas.