Sometimes, you have an hour to spend making dinner. Other times, you have ten minutes.
That’s where Buddha Bowls come into hand. They’re super easy, fully customizable, and can be on the table before you would even have time to preheat your oven.
So, what are they anyways? Layered bowls of goodness that are quite possibly my new favorite. Essentially, you pick a grain, pick a vegetable, pick a protein, and pick a sauce. Easy as that. I went with the Mexican theme last night. and layered brown rice, eggs, guac, and sauteed spiced spinach.
Step 1: Grain. My bowl started with brown rice- I love this brand, especially becasue it only takes 5 minutes to heat up on the stove.
I added some corn and beans, and set that aside.
Step 2: Veggies. I made a quick guacamole, then got a handful of spinach out to cook with the egg
Step 3: Protein. I used the same pan I heated up my rice/beans in to cook the eggs. Once they were almost done, I added in my spinach to sautee.
When I was little, my dad used to make these giant omelets filled with chili and cheese. They were ridiculously good. Even though I make them a little more healthy nowadays, I still have always loved eggs!
Step 4: Sauce. So you know how I always say I’m a complete wimp when it comes to spicy foods? Well lately, I’ve been putting hot sauce on everything. Even toast. I have no clue when I started being able to tolerate spicy, but I think it has something to do with the last time I burned my mouth off at Starbucks and could barely taste anything for a little while! Being a food blogger and all, I was getting quite worried, but thankfully, it came right back And suddenly, this little gem is a new pantry staple.
Finally, layer it all in a bowl….
…and it’s done!
Your turn: What’s your favorite Buddha Bowl idea?