The Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl

Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl - brown rice with a perfect boiled egg, ripe avocado, and crumbled goat's milk feta. Perfect healthy lunch!

This buddha bowl is everything I needed this week – full of fibre, hidden greens, good fats and protein. It is one of those bowls that makes you excited to have its leftovers the next day.

I’m a big rice lover. White, brown, red or black, I’m there, though I secretly do favour brown rice over the others – and short grain, no long-grain nonsense for me please. In this recipe we’re taking this under-appreciated ingredient and jazzing it up with an almost-pesto of sorts. It’ll give it character and flavour, and if you’ve ever had under-seasoned plain rice you’ll know it’s no joke.

For extra pzazz in this buddha bowl we’re topping it with a poached egg, creamy avocado, goat’s cheese and pine nuts (toast them if you can be bothered, it really makes a difference). The combination of nutty and chewy brown rice with the creamy avocado and rich goat’s cheese is just phenomenal, and lets not forget the humble egg, which adds protein and keeps you feeling full.

This buddha bowl means business.

Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl - brown rice with a perfect boiled egg, ripe avocado, and crumbled goat's milk feta. Perfect healthy lunch!     Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl - brown rice with a perfect boiled egg, ripe avocado, and crumbled goat's milk feta. Perfect healthy lunch!

I’m not gonna lie, my holidays consisted of copious amounts of food and wine.

Lots of chocolate was consumed, and molten cheese happened quite a few times in the form of fondue and raclette. There was also a lot of laughter, cuddling of adorable babies, and amazing memories being made at the same time. Time spent with my family was incredible, and I wouldn’t give it up for the world – food and all. That is what the holidays is for me, and I refuse to stress about things such as weight when there is one more slice of cake to be had. Oh and what a delicious cake it was!

Now I’m back home, and after two weeks of not caring about what went into my body I am ready to care again. I want my digestion to become a bit more regular, my skin to be a bit happier, and my jeans to not be as snug. Buddha bowl, I’m counting on you!

Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl - brown rice with a perfect boiled egg, ripe avocado, and crumbled goat's milk feta. Perfect healthy lunch!     Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl - brown rice with a perfect boiled egg, ripe avocado, and crumbled goat's milk feta. Perfect healthy lunch!

Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Serves: 2
Ingredients
For the Rice
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup leafy greens of choice (kale, spinach, purslane), packed
  • ½ cup coriander
  • 2 cups veggie or bone broth, divided
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 150g | ⅔ cup short grain brown rice
  • Oil, for cooking
To Serve
  • Avocado
  • Radishes, thinly sliced
  • Goat's feta, crumbled
  • Poached eggs
  • Pine nuts
Instructions
  1. Add the garlic, leafy greens, coriander, salt and pepper into a food processor or blender and blend until combined, slowly pouring in the broth to help with the blending.
  2. Heat a glug of oil in a saucepan over medium heat and lightly toast your rice for about 2-3 minutes, stirring every so often so it doesn’t burn.
  3. Pour in the green paste and the remainging broth, bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 40-45 minutes or until rice is cooked, adding more water if necessary.
  4. Serve with any/all desired toppings!

Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl - brown rice with a perfect boiled egg, ripe avocado, and crumbled goat's milk feta. Perfect healthy lunch!
The Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl

Your Top 10 Favourite 2016 Recipes!

The Green Rice Veggie Buddha Bowl

A Hyggae Girl’s Night in with Booja Booja

Newer post
Menu