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Black Rice Grain Bowl

Black Rice Grain Bowl


* Optional Substitution Note
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked black rice
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 large portobello mushroom caps, stems and gills removed and sliced into strips
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium teriyaki sauce OR low sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1 cup spinach (OPTIONAL – I found this in my fridge so I just tossed it in)
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • Juice from 1/2 lime


Step 1

Bring a pot of water to a boil.  Add black rice and cook until desired softness, generally about 20 minutes.  Note: Black rice is also chewier so please be aware that it does not automatically mean the rice is not cooked through.  Then drain, rinse and set aside.

Step 2

Set a carbon steel wok or large pan on medium high heat. Add avocado oil and bell pepper and cook until sear marks appear on the edges, about 2 minutes. Then add in garlic and toss.

Step 3

Add sliced portobello mushroom caps and a few tablespoons of water to create steam to help them wilt a bit if needed. Then add 1 (one) tablespoon of the teriyaki sauce and toss everything together.

Step 4

Add the edamame, spinach and carrots and toss together. Squeeze in fresh lime and the remaining teriyaki sauce and cook/toss for another 2 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from the heat and serve! You can enjoy this meal either hot or cold. Season each serving to taste using red chili garlic sauce, Sriracha and/or low sodium soy.

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Prep 20min
Cook 5min
Total 25min

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!