Super Nutritious Black Rice and Vegetable Bowl

Jannine Myers

I was really craving a clean and wholesome meal yesterday so I drove over to the local supermarket to choose a selection of fresh produce. I had already put some Lotus Foods Forbidden Black Rice in the rice cooker, and all I had to do when I got home was prepare the vegetables to my liking. Black rice by the way, has more protein and fiber than white and brown rice, and a much higher amount of antioxidants than any other type of rice.

One of the easiest ways to make a fast and healthy meal is to make a bowl of assorted vegetables or fruits, and add some protein. My meal last night ended up being a black rice and vegetable bowl, with a Sunbutter/lemon dressing:

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Here’s how you can make this delicious meal:

Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow sweet potato
  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked black rice
  • 1/2 cup any type of bean mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded raw daikon
  • handful of fresh salad greens
  • sunflower seeds
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Sunbutter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (approximately 2 lemons)
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Clean the sweet potato, carrots and broccoli, then cut into bite-size pieces. Place them in a bowl and coat with olive oil and kosher salt and pepper. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil and pour the vegetables on the tray. Bake for approximately 30 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, clean the rice and cook in a rice cooker according to the packet directions.
  4. In individual salad bowls, place a bed of salad leaves in each bowl. Then evenly distribute all the ingredients (roasted vegetables, shredded daikon, bean mix, black rice, and seeds) around the bowl.
  5. Make your dressing by pouring all of the ingredients into a blender and pulsing into a smooth consistency.
  6. Drizzle your salad with a little dressing and enjoy!

 

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