Healthy grain bowls are all the rage right now, and for good reason. They’re packed with good-for-you ingredients and are perfectly plated for a beautiful Instagram pic. But aesthetics aside, these bowls are actually great options for nutritious, balanced meals

February 15, 2017

Healthy grain bowls are all the rage right now, and for good reason. They’re packed with good-for-you ingredients and are perfectly plated for a beautiful Instagram pic. But aesthetics aside, these bowls are actually great options for nutritious, balanced meals

Our forbidden rice bowl is no exception. It’s filled with dark leafy greens, carrots, and sprouts, all of which are loaded with nutrients. Black rice adds a hearty dose of fiber, hard-boiled eggs deliver protein, kimchi gives the dish a probiotic boost, and peanuts are a great source of healthy fat. Not to mention, the combination of all these nutritious ingredients makes for a ridiculously tasty dish. Watch this video to learn how to make a delicious healthy grain bowl yourself.

Start out by whipping up the sauce to pour on top of the bowl. To make it, simply whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, peanut oil, and sesame oil in a small bowl. As a bonus, it can be prepped up to one week in advance and stored in the fridge. 

Next, cook up your ingredients. Place a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water to cook the kale, spinach, or your choice of dark green leafy veggie until they’re wilted. This should take around four minutes. If you don’t have a steaming basket handy, you can also place your veggies in a microwave-safe bowl along with one tablespoon of water, and microwave on high for four minutes, then drain the water once it’s done cooking. While the veggies are steaming, prepare your forbidden rice according to the package instructions. 

Now it’s time to assemble your bowl! Scoop a cup of hot rice into each bowl you’re using, along with 1/3 cup green leafy veggies, two hard boiled eggs (cut in half), kimchi, 1/4 cup sprouts, and 1/4 cup carrots. Finally, drizzle one and a half tablespoons of the sauce on top of the bowl, along with one tablespoon of peanuts and scallions for a garnish. This recipe makes six bowls, which means you can serve them up at a healthy dinner party or use them as meal prep for the week. No matter what you decide, this nutrient-packed bowl is sure to hit the spot!