I can’t believe that I forgot to post this little gem earlier in the week because it’s probably one of the best dinners I’ve made in a while.
I was prepping ingredients for meals during the week and ended up getting hungry and throwing it all in a bowl.
As it turns out, the meal came together quite easily and the flavors accented one another well. I loved it so much I ended up having the same bowl for lunch and dinner the next day! You never know what a night of meal prepping will bring to fruition.
Kale and Sweet Potato Brown Rice Bowl
The bowl contains:
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- 1 cup blanched kale
- 1/4 cup chickpeas
- 1/2-3/4 cup roasted sweet potato chunks
- creamy peanut sauce
- sea salt and ground black pepper
Here’s how it all came together:
Long grain brown rice: I made a big batch on the stove.
Chickpeas: I cooked a big batch in my pressure cooker- it took only 11 minutes!! <3
Sweet Potatoes: I chopped 1 sweet potato into 1/4 inch chunks, sprinkled on sea salt and baked them on 400° for 30 minutes.
Kale: Blanched 1 bunch of kale in boiling water for 3 minutes, placed the kale in ice water and then drained it. (I’ll note that blanching kale is now one of my fav ways to prepare it as the blanching process makes it softer and easier to chew. )
Creamy Peanut Sauce: I halved this recipe and used the following:
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1/2 tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped
- 1/8 cup rice vinegar
- 1/8 cup tamari, shoyu or soy sauce
- 1/8 cup brown rice syrup
- a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- water, to thin
You simply put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend. Then add as much water as necessary to make the consistency that you like. Even with halving the recipe, it makes quite a bit so you’ll have plenty to store in the fridge for later. (It tastes good on everything!)
What I LOVE about this bowl is that it is sooo easy and versatile. You could totally add or switch up ingredients and it would still taste lovely. Although, I must say that the blend of kale, chickpeas, sweet potatoes and peanut sauce is top-notch!!
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. We’re headed to a friends wedding in Orange,VA and staying the night with my mom. Should be a fun little adventure!