Bodacious Buddha Bowls
Yield: About 4 bowls
- 1# extra firm tofu, cubed
- 4 Tbsp tamari
- 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger (about 0.50 oz)
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp brown sugar
- Smidgen of orange zest
- 12 oz golden beets, cubed
- 1.50 oz tamari
- 1 oz peanut butter (preferably not chunky)
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 cups uncooked brown rice
- 8 oz mushrooms, roughly chopped + sautéed until golden brown
- 8 oz purple cabbage, chopped
- 8 oz spinach, roughly chopped
- QS cilantro, loosely chopped
- QS scallions, finely diced
- QS toasted sesame seeds
- Optional: Spicy Mayo
I should preface, when it comes to “Remaining Goodness” this is a very loosely written recipe. That is simply because each Buddha Bowl can be individually made to suit your needs. If you have any extra ingredients, simply toss them into a salad or stir-fry later in the week! Or maybe you wanted extra loaded bowls and need to chop up more veggies, that’s cool too. Have fun with it!
- Starting with the tofu. Place cubed tofu on a clean kitchen towel and then put another clean kitchen towel over it. Set a sheet pan on top of tofu and then a heavy pan on top of the sheet pan. Let this sit for 30 minutes to absorb all the extra moisture in the tofu.
- While step #1 is in progress, combine all remaining ingredients for tofu in a medium bowl and whisk together. Taste test and season more if preferred. When tofu is ready, add to marinade, toss to cover, and then refrigerate until ready to use.
- Moving on to the golden beets. Combine tamari, peanut butter, and red pepper flakes in small/medium bowl. Add cubed beets and toss to combine. Place beets on a sheet pan lined with silpat or foil and bake at 400° for about 28 minutes, rotating halfway through
- Cook your brown rice WHILE your tofu is setting in Step #1 or your beets are baking in Step #3.
- Prepare rest of your remaining goodness – chop, chop, chop!
- When all your goodies are ready, make your Buddha Bowls just how you want them. I start with putting rice in the bottom of my bowl and then I just pile on ALL those delicious veggies! Lastly, I splatter on some spicy mayo and sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.