Why I Love This Recipe
This is the recipe for Aux Vivres' (a great vegan restaurant in Montreal) famous Dragon Bowl. What is great about this dish is that it is really simple and quick yet it is tasty, colourful and will make people talk (in a good way). You can easily adapt it based on what veggies you have at hand (peas or beans, green cabbage, etc.) You can also replace tofu with your favourite protein (tempeh, chicken, etc.) The original recipe calls for brown rice but white rice also works.
Note: You have too much Dragon Sauce? Make some Rainbow Sandwiches- virtually a Dragon Bowl served in a sandwhich- minus the rice (http://www.bakespace.com/recipes/detail/Rainbow%20Sandwich%20(beets,%20carrots,%20and%20cabbage)/60981/#.VAYPEUvoSrw)
Ingredients You'll Need
Plenty of veggies: grated carrots, grated beets, kale cut in chiffonade, sunflower sprouts, cabbage (red or green)
Marinated tofu (see below)
Dragon Sauce (see below)
Sesame seeds (black and/or white) for garnish (optional)
Press the tofu.
Cut it in 2 triangles. Now cut slices that you will marinade overnight in:
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce)
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic (approx. 1 clove)
A pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
2 Tbsp water
2 tsp minced garlic (approx. 1-2 garlic cloves)
1. GRILL THE TOFU/PROTEIN OF YOUR CHOICE: Grill the marinated tofu in the oven (or BBQ) for 15-20 minutes- turning halfway.
2. ASSEMBLE YOUR DRAGON BOWLS: Put rice at the bottom of each bowl (put enough rice for 1 person/bowl). Top with veggies (don't mix the veggies but serve them piled side by side). Next, top the veggies with the marinated and grilled tofu. Drizzle on Dragon sauce just before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).