I'm not exactly sure what a Buddha bowl is technically supposed to be, but I know when I have had them in restaurants, I loved them. Looking around at recipes, I determined there is no hard or fast way to prepare them; just top cooked rice with cooked or uncooked veggies and protein. Mine is inspired by a Bahn Chay salad on top of a flavored rice. You can adjust according to your own preferences.
I enjoyed a pineapple mojito mocktail with mine. Refreshing! [Click on the link for the recipe!]
Buddha Bowl Recipe (vegan)
serves 2; prep time 15 minutes, cooking time 20 minutes
- 2-3 cups cooked rice
- 1 TB peanut butter
- 2 TB seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 1 TB soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 TB miso
- cubed, baked tofu
- veggies of your choice (I used romaine lettuce, shredded carrots and julienned cucumbers.)
- various garnishes (lime wedges, Sriracha, cilantro, mint, peanuts, sesame seeds, etc. Your choice!)
- After rice is cooked, combine it with peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and miso until well combined.
- Chop your veggies and cube your baked tofu. (I made my own baked tofu by pressing extra firm tofu with my TofuXpress, cubing, coating it with goyza dipping sauce and baking it at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes).
- In each person's bowl, divide rice evenly, then top with veggies and tofu and garnish. Accompany with hot sauces! Easy, right? And so yummy!