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
Beets
Carrots
Can of full fat Coconut Milk
Curry Powder
Turmeric Root (or Turmeric Powder)
Garlic Powder
S&P
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! 


40minutes
Serves however much you want to make, but dressing is about 2