ASIAN INSPIRED BUDDHA BOWL

Asian Inspired Buddha Bowl In Bowl With Chopsticks And Peanut Dressing

ASIAN INSPIRED BUDDHA BOWL

by | Mar 10, 2023

If you’re looking for a quick way to whip up a delicious lunch or dinner, try this Asian Inspired Buddha Bowl. Buddha bowls which have gained popularity over the last 5 years or so are generally grain bowls with added veggies, protein and a dressing. According to research by Katherine Sacks at Epicurious, the Buddha Bowl got its name from Buddha’s practice of leaving home each morning with a bowl that local villagers dropped food in as donations.

Create your own Buddha bowl with leftovers or whatever you have on hand. Use brown rice, quinoa, farro or any other grain of your choice, roasted, baked, steamed, raw and/or stir fried veggies, a protein of your choice and your favorite dressing. I usually use beans as a protein but you can easily sub chicken, beef, pork or shrimp. If you make the dressing on a night when you have a little extra time, you can use it throughout the week with leftovers to fill your bowl. This recipe makes about 14 Tablespoons of dressing and even more if you thin it out(It thickens over time.)

“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.”=Buddha

Asian Inspired Buddha Bowl In Bowl With Chopsticks And Peanut Dressing
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Asian-Inspired Buddha Bowl

If you're looking for a quick way to whip up a delicious lunch or dinner, try this Asian Inspired Buddha Bowl.
Course: Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Dairy free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • 2 deep indivdual serving bowls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked whole grain of your choice i.e. brown rice, quinoa, farro
  • 1 cup greens of your choice i.e. arugula, romaine lettuce, napa cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup roasted and sliced red bell peppers
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cucumbers
  • 1 Tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons peanut dressing See separate recipe.

Instructions

Asian Inspired Buddha Bowl

  • Divide the grain of your choice(i.e.brown rice, quinoa, farro, etc.) into 2 deep individual serving bowls.
  • Layer ½ of the greens of your choice(i.e. arugula, romaine lettuce, napa cabbage). red cabbage, roasted red bell peppers, edamame, scallions, carrots and cucumbers on top of the grains in a circular fashion.
  • Spoon the Peanut Dressing over the bowl as desired.
  • Sprinkle each bowl with ½ of the black sesame seeds.

Notes

The contents of the Buddha bowl and the quantities are just guidelines.  Choose greens, grains and vegetables that you enjoy.  
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Peanut Dressing

Enjoy this yummy peanut dressing with your favorite veggies or atop a Buddha bowl.
Course: Dressing/Dip/Spread
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 14 Tablespoons

Equipment

  • 1 medium stainless steel mixing bowl
  • 1 Whisk

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons gluten free tamari or soy sauce, liquid aminos or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • kosher salt to taste
  • water as needed

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, rice vinegar, tamari, maple syrup, lime juice, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Taste and add salt as desired. The salt needed will depend on the sodium content of the peanut butter and tamari/soy sauce brands chosen as well as your personal preferences.
  • Add water a little at a time to thin the dressing if desired. This dressing will thicken as it sits in the refrigerator so you may want to add the water just before serving.

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Please leave a comment below and share a photo on Instagram. Tag @chasingbeans123 and hashtag it  #chasingbeans123. I love to hear from you.

You’ll need the following ingredients for this Asian Inspired Buddha Bowl

For the Buddha Bowl


Cooked whole grain of your choice i.e. brown rice, quinoa, farro-2 cups
Greens of your choice i.e. arugula, romaine lettuce, Napa cabbage-1 cup
Red cabbage-1 cup shredded
Roasted red bell peppers-1 cup sliced
Edamame-1 cup
Scallions-1 cup thinly sliced
Carrots-1 cup shredded
Cucumbers-1 cup shredded
Black sesame seeds-1 Tablespoon
Peanut dressing-4 Tablespoons(See separate recipe.)

Shredded and Sliced Vegetables


For the Peanut Dressing

Smooth natural peanut butter-¼ cup
Rice vinegar-3 Tablespoons
Gluten free tamari or soy sauce, liquid aminos or coconut aminos-2 Tablespoons
Maple syrup-2 Tablespoons
Freshly squeezed lime juice-2 Tablespoons
Sesame oil-I teaspoon
Minced fresh ginger-1 Tablespoon
2 cloves garlic
Red pepper flakes-1/4 teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepper-¼ teaspoon
Kosher salt to taste
Water as needed


Ingredients For Asian Inspired Buddha Bowl

Let’s Get Going…

Buddha Bowl


Divide the grain of your choice(brown rice, quinoa, farro, etc.) into 2 deep individual serving bowls.


Layer ½ of the greens of your choice, red cabbage, roasted red bell peppers, edamame, scallions, carrots and cucumbers on top of the grains in a circular fashion.


Spoon the Peanut Dressing over each bowl as desired. See the recipe below.


Sprinkle each bowl with ½ of the black sesame seeds.


Peanut Dressing


In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, rice vinegar, tamari, maple syrup, lime juice, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes and freshly ground black pepper.


Taste and add salt as desired. The salt needed will depend on the sodium content of the peanut butter and tamari /soy sauce brands chosen as well as your personal preferences.


Add water a little at a time to thin the dressing if desired. This dressing will thicken as it sits in the refrigerator so you may want to add the water just before serving.

Peanut Dressing In Container

The contents of the Buddha bowl and the quantities are just guidelines.  Choose greens, grains and vegetables that you enjoy. 

Enjoy…

Asian Inspired Buddha Bowl In Bowl With Chopsticks And Peanut Dressing

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Please leave a comment below and share a photo on Instagram. Tag @chasingbeans123 and hashtag it  #chasingbeans123. I love to hear from you.

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