What’s for dinner? Rice Bowls!

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Not sure what to make for dinner?  There is always the old stand by of pasta but sometimes, you just want something different, with different flavours.  This rice bowl recipe is very simple to make and you can pack a whole bunch of veggies into it.  This recipe we stir fry the veggies but I have made some that keep the veggies raw.

Ingredients:

1 cup rice (brown, basmati, jasmine, white)

1 large carrot-chopped

1 onion-diced

2 tsp garlic powder

half cup of broccoli-chopped

3-4 chopped mushrooms (we used cremini)

1/2 pepper (red, green, orange, yellow…doesn’t matter)

1 cubed, roasted sweet potato (I had these from the day before so I threw them in!)

handful of baby spinach.

**these were the veggies we used this time but hey, whatever you have in the fridge will do.  Zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, bok choi, really doesn’t matter how many veggies you pack into this.

half a brick of firm tofu-pressed and cubed.

2 tbsp olive oil

1/3 cup soya sauce

2 tbsp maple syrup

a few squirts of hot sauce if you like.

salt to taste.

A few slices of avocado to top it off.

Method:

  1. Cook rice as directed. Set aside
  2. Chop up veggies.
  3. Heat large skillet with olive oil on medium.
  4. Put onions in first.  Let them cook 3-5 min on their own.
  5. Put in the mushrooms and the tofu.
  6. Cook and stir until tofu starts to get a brown coating on the sides. Stir to ensure that all the sides get browned.
  7. Throw the garlic powder in and all the other veggies, except the spinach.
  8. Cook for 5-8 minutes until veggies are tender.
  9. Mix the soya sauce and maple syrup together and pour over veggies.
  10. Coat the veggies and then throw the spinach in too.  Give it a mix.
  11. Here you could also put in some nuts like cashews or almonds.  That would add a nice crunch to it.
  12. In a bowl, put in a serving of rice, then top it with a good spoonful or two of the veggies.
  13. We also put some sliced avocado on it to top it off!

The hot sauce can be added as you cook or after the fact on top of everything. It is a fast and super good meal.  The left overs are great for lunch too!

Let us know if you try it out and what you added to make it your own!

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