Recipe: Forbidden Rice Fun Bowl w/ Coconut Turmeric-Curry Dressing

I've noticed lately that I eat a substantial portion of my meals from a bowl -- salads, pastas, rice bowls, soups, oatmeal, you name it.

If I can eat it in a bowl, I will.

There's just something fun (yes, FUN) about having all your food in one big bowl where you can mix and match flavors as you like. 

The simplicity, the casual-ness. I guess eating from a bowl just fits my lifestyle and personality: not too serious, the more the merrier.

I often see what I have in the kitchen and then how I can fit that into one meal with any many veggies as possible. Sometimes raw, sometimes cooked, and often a mix of the two, like this recipe below.

Apologies for not having exact measurements, but a) I didn't really measure anything and b) it depends how much you want to make... and how big your bowl is! 

What you need:

Forbidden rice (or any kind of rice)
Romaine Lettuce
Pea Sprouts
Sweet Potatoes
Can of full fat Coconut Milk
Curry Powder
Turmeric Root (or Turmeric Powder)
Garlic Powder
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
High speed blender, like a Vitamix (WTF is a Vitamix?)

What to do:

Cook the rice as directed, usually 1C dry rice + 2.5C water in a saucepan. I like to toast the rice dry for a few minutes to create a stronger nutty flavor. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 40minutes.

Cube sweet potatoes & toss with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Put on a baking sheet in a 350degree oven for 20minutes, tossing halfway through.

Peel beets and carrots. Then with a box cheese grater or even just the veggie peeler, grate both veggies raw and place aside.

Chop romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces, if needed. Set aside.

In high speed blender/Vitamix add half a can of coconut milk (just the solid part at first) with turmeric root/powder, curry powder, s&p (add small amounts of the spices first & taste as you go -- you can always add more!) 

Slowly add a little bit of the coconut liquid from the can until you get a barely pourable consistency. *If you're using turmeric root, peel it first and make sure it blends completely.

When rice and sweet potatoes are done, take a nice big bowl and place each ingredient side by side for a pretty presentation, pour dressing over top and enjoy! 

Serves however much you want to make, but dressing is about 2