Healing Buddha Bowl
Our Nutrition Expert, Melanie Waxman, has shared this Healing Buddha Bowl that helps strengthen the immune system. Give this delicious and easy recipe a try!
- 2 cups cooked Brown rice
- 2-3 cups lightly steamed kale
- 2 cups cooked sweet potato chunks
- 1 block firm tofu cut into 8 slices, marinated and pan fried
- Fresh herbs finely chopped such as basil, parsley or cilantro
- Toasted nori, cut into fine slices
- 1 tablespoon sauerkraut
- 2 tablespoons tamari
- 2 tablespoons rice syrup
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- Dash of oil
- 1-2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
- Water to thin if necessary
- Soak 1 cup brown rice in 1.5 cups of wáter for at least 3 hours.
- Place the water and rice into a pan, and add a pinch of sea salt.
- Bring to a boíl and simmer covered for about 30 minutes.
- Rinse and finely sliced.
- Steam in a streamer for about 3 minutes.
- Remove and place on a plate.
- Rinse and cut into small chunks (you can toss in a Little olive oil and a pinch of sea salt).
- Place enough wáter to cover the bottom of a pan.
- Add the sweet potato, cover with a lid and bring to a boíl.
- Simmer on a low flame for 5-10 minutes or until they are soft.
- Drain and press first.
- Cut into 8 slices.
- Marinate for 15 inutes in a mixture of (1 tablespoon of tamari, 1 tablespoon wáter and 1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice).
- Heat 1 tablespoon sesame or olive oil in a skillet.
- Remove the tofu from the marínate and pan fry for 3 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy.
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend to a smooth, creamy texture.
- Place in a small jug and serve with the buddha bowl.
- Divide the rice between 4 bowls.
- Place a generous serving of kale on top of each, followed by the sweet potato and pan fried tofu.
- Either drizzle the peanut sauce on top or serve on the side.
- Add the sauerkraut, nori and a generous sprinkle of fresh herbs and enjoy.
*Note: Everything can be prepared ahead of time to make assembly super easy. Serve piping hot or at room-temp.