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Three grain bowls with toppings
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Grain Bowls - 3 Ways

Grain bowls are a healthy and nutritious meal that are perfect for meal prep and quick and easy dinners. Simple to make and loaded with fresh ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 652kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

With Brown Rice

  • ½ cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cups green cabbage thinly sliced
  • ½ cup canned black beans rinsed/drained
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ avocado sliced

With Farro

  • ½ cup uncooked farro
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup chickpeas rinsed/drained
  • ½ cup cherry Tomatoes sliced
  • 2 Persian cucumbers sliced
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds

With Quinoa

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups purple cabbage thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shelled edamame
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 carrot diced
  • ½ cup salted peanuts

Garlic Cilantro Sauce

  • 1 bunch cilantro about 1 cup packed
  • ½ cup oat milk
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • To cook the brown rice, add the brown rice, 1 ¼ cups water and salt to a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 40 minutes until all the water is evaporated. Remove from heat, but keep the pot covered for 10 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.
  • To cook the farro, add the farro, ¾ cup water and salt to a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes until all the water is evaporated. Remove from heat, but keep the pot covered for 5 minutes. Drain any excess water, if any, fluff with a fork and serve.
  • To cook the quinoa, add the quinoa, ¾ cup water and salt to a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes until all the water is evaporated. Remove from heat, but keep the pot covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.
  • To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients except for the olive oil in a food processor. While the food processor is running, slowly drizzle the oil until completely emulsified and combined. Adjust the thickness by adding more oat milk or water. And taste to adjust for more salt.
  • To assemble the grain bowls, place the desired ingredients together in a bowl, drizzle with the garlic cilantro sauce and enjoy at room temperature or cold.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 5 days in the fridge. Store the dressing separately and add to the bowls before serving.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Nutrition

Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 1758mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 13733IU | Vitamin C: 145mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 5mg