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Brown Rice Veggie Bowl with Tahini Dressing

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 45m


Bowl Components

  • 1 c Brown rice (1 cup before cooking)
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 Yellow onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 Red onion, diced
  • 2 Carrots, medium, chopped into 1/3" chunks
  • 1 Baby broccolini bunch, trimmed into florets
  • 4 oz Shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 2 c Spinach, loosely chopped
  • 1 c Tofu, pre-baked, diced
  • Pepper
  • Salt

Tahini Dressing

  • 1/4 c Tahini sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Almond butter
  • 1 tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Rice vinegar
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced (or 3/8 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha chili sauce, to taste (optional)


Bowl Components

  1. Make the rice according to package instructions, or in a rice cooker.
  2. Heat 2 tsp olive oil over medium heat in a non-stick pan and add yellow onions. Sauté for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until caramelized at a light golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tsp olive oil over medium heat in the same pan and sauté red onions until starting to soften. Add carrots and cook for 3 minutes then add broccoli. Cook until all veggies are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add spinach and cook until wilted, 3-5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove mixture from pan and set aside.
  5. Wipe pan clean and heat 2 tsp olive oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until tender, starting to brown, and has released its juices. Add diced tofu and cook until heated through.


  1. In a small bowl, add tahini sauce, almond butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, olive oil, and half the water. Whisk to combine. This mixture will be quite thick and you're looking for a consistency like warm maple syrup: thicker than water but pours smoothly. Whisk in 1 tbsp of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Season to taste with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.


  1. To assemble, add 1/2 cup cooked brown rice to a bowl. Drizzle with dressing, about 1 tbsp. Add some of the tofu-mushroom mix and some caramelized onions, and top with the carrot-onion-broccoli mix. Drizzle with a generous portion of dressing.