Nothing is quite as comforting as a delicious bowl of dinner at the end of a busy workday. While we often tend to order takeaway dinners on weeknights, it is better to eat some wholesome food. With a little bit of meal-prep, you can easily create healthy one-bowl meals. Consider whole food grains like brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat for healthy everyday meals. If you love Do-it-Yourself tutorials, check out these D-I-Y brown rice bowl recipes:
Lebanese Brown Rice Bowl
Cook some whole grain brown rice and set aside. To make hummus, blitz cooked chickpeas, tahini, salt, roasted garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin powder in a food processor. To assemble the bowl, add brown rice in the center of the bowl. To make falafel batter, blitz chickpeas, refined flour, coriander, cumin powder, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Form small balls and deep fry the falafels in vegetable oil. Add some juicy halved cherry tomatoes, a dollop of hummus and hot falafels. Add a tablespoon of chopped cucumbers, and black olives. Garnish the Lebanese bowl with some finely chopped coriander and a sprinkling of sumac.
Thai Green Curry Bowl
Start with chopping some vegetables like beans, mushroom, broccoli, bell peppers, and baby corn. In a hot wok, sauté some garlic and ginger in olive oil. Add some chopped onions and sauté until browned. Add all the assorted veggies. In a food processor, blitz coriander, lemongrass, kaffir lime, lemon juice, olive oil, galangal, and ginger. Add the green curry paste and coconut milk in the wok and set it to a gentle simmer. In the meantime, add some quick-cooking brown rice in a pot or rice cooker. To assemble this delicious Thai green curry bowl, add the brown rice in the center. Pour a ladle of Thai green curry and some moong bean sprouts. Add a wedge of lime and enjoy this hearty green curry bowl.
Korean Poke Bowl
Roast some zucchini, bell peppers, with a touch of olive oil. To make the sauce, mix honey, tahini paste, salt, soy sauce, lemon juice, zest, miso paste, chili flakes, sriracha sauce, and pepper. In the meantime, cook some best brown rice in filtered water. Steam some baby bok choy in a steamer. To make the crispy baked tofu, drain the tofu excess water. Cut the tofu in cubes and coat it in tempura flour mixed with cayenne pepper, salt, paprika powder. Drizzle some sesame oil in a baking sheet and arrange the tofu cubes. Bake the tofu at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until golden. To assemble the bowl, add cooked brown rice, steamed bok choy, crispy baked tofu, and edamame beans. Dip a fork in the miso sauce and drizzle over the bowl.
Greek Rice Mezze Bowl
This mezze bowl is not only wholesome but also tastes delicious. Chop some English cucumbers, kalamata olives, red onions, cherry tomatoes. To make the dressing, mix lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, fresh basil, salt, and apple cider vinegar. In the meantime, cook some fiber-rich brown rice. To assemble the bowl, add some brown rice in the center. Add the cucumbers, olives, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese cubes. Add a dollop of homemade tzatziki. Sprinkle some chopped parsley and drizzle over the salad dressing.
Enjoy these one-bowl meals packed with nutrients and flavor. Delicious and hearty, these one-bowl meals are a favorite of kids and adults alike.