WARM QUINOA BOWL & A WARM RICE, DULSE BOWL

by diana on June 8, 2011

in Raw & Vegetarian Recipes

I have 2 great warm dishes for you today. One with protein rich quinoa and the other with brown rice and seaweed (dulse and wakame). These are cooked dishes but contain nutritious veggies and delicious sauces.

I realize that many people who visit my blog are not all raw and also may have a family that wants some warm cooked food. Both of these recipes use basically the same ingredients and ones you will have in your fridge and cupboards.

These are very fast to prepare when you already have the quinoa and/or rice already made and in the fridge. When I make a batch of quinoa or brown riceĀ  I make a big batch and keep in the fridge so I can use them in a cold or warm dish.

Check out the video below (recipes written below the video) where I show these two warm dishes and my next post I will have some cold salads using cooked quinoa and some rice noodles so check back for that.

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QUINOA BOWL

  • Cooked quinoa (red, white or a combo of each)
  • Shredded Cabbage
  • Shredded carrots
  • Thinly sliced zucchini
  • Thinly sliced bell peppers

The above veggies can be used or use some other ones you like – broccoli, peas, etc. I had these already cut in the fridge and ready to use. I prepare cut/shredded and diced veggies and put in containers so they are ready for me when I need them in a salad or a warm dish.

  • Saute the veggies in some fresh garlic, ginger and coconut oil.
  • Warm quinoa (if you had it pre-made in the fridge) or make the quinoa (it is made like rice)
  • Add cooked quinoa into a bowl and then scoop some sauteed veggies on top.

Quinoa Bowl Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp Almond Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 2.5 Tbsp lime juice (or lemon or orange)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp Braggs
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 1/4 C water (may need more)

I use a silver bullet to mix this up. Add water and oils first, then lime juice then the almond butter & tahini and all other ingredients. Blend in small blender or you could mix by hand. If it is too thick, add more water (just a little at a time). This sauce does thicken as it sits.

This sauce can be used for so many things. Once you perfect it for your taste – you will love it!! Great on rice, stir fry, raw veggie stir-fry, on quinoa alone, etc.

BROWN RICE & SEAWEED BOWL

  • 1 C cooked brown rice
  • 3 Tbsp chopped dulse (optional)
  • Rice wine vinegar (optional)

I cook brown rice ahead of time, after it is cooked I add some rice wine vinegar and coconut oil. I let this cool and put it in the fridge. I make a big batch so I have enough for a few days.

In the recipe in the video I put the rice in a pan, added some chopped dulse, coconut oil and a bit of water and warmed it up on the stove with a lid (to help steam it).

I then sauteed veggies I had already cut/shredded or chopped in the fridge. For example

  • Shredded carrots
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Thinly sliced zucchini
  • Thinly sliced bell peppers
  • Green onions

You can use any veggies you like. Pretty much anything goes with rice. Sometimes I also saute kale in this which is great also.

Saute the veggies in fresh garlic and ginger.

BROWN RICE BOWL SAUCE

  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (Braggs is my fav)
  • 1 Tbsp Braggs (or tamari or nama shoyu)
  • 1 tsp agave

Mix this in a small blender or mix by hand by adding oils, then apple cider vinegar – mix until creamy and then add braggs and agave and mix until smooth and creamy. (This is a small batch so you may need to double it – depending on how much you want to make at one time)

Once rice is warmed in pan, put into a bowl or on a plate, add soaked and rinsed wakame (if you wish to try it), sauteed veggies (top with fresh greens) and spoon sauce over it all.

You can also use the quinoa bowl sauce for this rice dish.

For those who are all raw, you can use sprouted quinoa for this and then of course, raw veggies. For those who want to eat high raw these recipes are really good with raw veggies instead of sauteed veggies.

I hope you enjoy!!

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