Healing Buddha Bowl

For SHA Wellness Clinic
Wednesday November 28th, 2018
Healthy nutrition

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!

Preparation time

45 minutes


4 people


Buddha Bowl

  • 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

Peanut Butter

  • 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

Brown Rice:

  • 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.

Sweet Potatoes:

  • 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.

Peanut sauce:

  • 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.

To Assemble:

  • 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.


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