Gen's Dragon Bowl #2
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 5
  • DRAGON SAUCE
  • 1/4 cup of tahini
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon of tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled, and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • DRAGON BOWL
  • 1 1/2 cups of dry rice (I tend to use cal rose rice but you can use any rice, including brown rice- it will make approx. 4-4.5 cups of cooked rice)
  • 1 cup of protein of your choice (ex.: tofu or tempeh cut in rectangular strips, or chickpeas)
  • 1 cup of beets, grated
  • 1 cup of carrots, grated
  • 2 avocados, cut in slices
  • 3 kale leaves (approx.), cut in thin ribbons and then chopped
  • Cilantro to taste, chopped (I like to put a handful per bowl)
  • Lime wedges, for serving
DIRECTIONS
  1. Use a rice cooker to cook your rice (or follow package instructions).
  2. DRAGON SAUCE: In a bowl, mix the Dragon Sauce ingredients until smooth and uniform in consistency. Reserve.
  3. When rice is ready, spread it equally amongst 4 bowls. Now do the same with beets, carrots, kale, avocado and protein (if using)- I like to add each vegetable in its own section. Add cilantro, to taste, on top of each bowl.
  4. Split the dragon sauce in 4 small cups and serve each bowl with a small cup of sauce of the side (so each person can add the quantity of sauce that they want). Serve a lime wedge or two with each bowl. Bon appétit!
RECIPE BACKSTORY
FEATURING: Kale (or leafy green of your choice), beets, carrots, cilantro, and garlic (or garlic scape).  I discovered Dragon Bowls years ago at Aux Vivres- a great & creative Montreal vegan restaurant. This recipe is a variation on their bowl that I also love! You can add your favourite protein (tofu, tempeh, chickpeas, etc.) if you want- I just did not bother the last time I made it (and took a picture)! The sauce is better and more nutritious with nutritional yeast but you can also make it without it (it will just be a little more runny in consistency). You can find the original Aux Vivres Dragon Bowl recipe here: http://www.bakespace.com/recipes/detail/Dragon-Bowl/60982/