Meatless Monday : Buddha Bowl

A buddha bowl is a bowl of healthy food so full that it domes resembling the belly of the Buddha.  There are many variations but all are loaded with veggies, have some protein such as beans, tofu, lentils etc, whole grains and a dressing plus some toppings such as nuts or seeds.  Great for when you are feeling super hungry!  So here goes with my first buddha bowl.  

Buddha bowl
Serves 2 generously

You will need
1 pack firm tofu, remove excess water with kitchen towel then cut into cubes 
Marinade for tofu 
2cm piece ginger, peeled and minced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp tamari

Other ingredients 
150g brown rice
4 tbsp frozen sweetcorn kernals
Dressing for rice 
2 tbsp tamari
1/2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp stevia

To serve
cooked beetroot wedges
cherry tomatoes, halved
avocado slices
red pepper slices
shredded lettuce
sprinkle pumpkin seeds
lime wedges to garnish (optional)

Mix the ingredients for the tofu marinade and place in a bowl with the diced tofu.  Stir then pop in the fridge for an hour or so then transfer to a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees for around 20 minutes until crispy.  

Meanwhile cook the rice with the frozen sweetcorn kernals for around 25 minutes or according to the packet directions.  Drain well then stir through the tamari, lime juice and stevia.

To assemble arrange the tofu and rice in a bowl, surround with the veggies then sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Garnish with lime wedges if using.


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