Thai Inspired Buddha Bowl {+ Round Up}

Thai Inspired Buddha Bowl {+ Round Up}

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Gather ingredients, wash vegetables well, grab measuring cups, large ziplock bag, knife, cutting board, rice cooker, pan or wok, whisk and utensils.
  2. Marinate the chicken: Cube the chicken. In a large Ziploc bag, add 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon olive oil and the cubed chicken. Place in fridge for minimal of 20 minutes.
  3. If swapping the chicken for tofu: Drain the water from the tofu package. Cube. Towel press the tofu to dry out. Place the tofu cubes in a large Ziploc bag, add 1/4 cup soy, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 tablespoon garlic, and 1 tablespoon honey. Notice we are not using the olive oil yet with tofu, that will come when cooking.
  4. Brown rice takes almost an hour to cook. make sure to read the instructions on your label for exact cook time. We placed the 1.5 cups brown rice in rice cooker, added 1 can coconut milk, 1.5 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon butter. Let cook until liquid is absorbed.
  5. While the rice cooks, chop the kale and bok choy, julienne the carrots, and remove the string that runs along the snow peas. Finely dice your onion for the peanut sauce.
  6. On the stove top, place your pan on a medium heat and add the 2 tablespoons finely diced onion to sautee with .5 tablespoon peanut oil for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add 2 minced garlic cloves and cook one more minute. Remove from heat and place mixture in a bowl. Add 3/4 cup peanut butter, 3/4 cup coconut milk, .5 tablespoon soy sauce, .5 tablespoon lemon juice, .5 teaspoon brown sugar and 1 teaspoon sriracha. Whisk well.
  7. Put your pan back on the stove top on a medium heat still. Add the marinated chicken and cook for 7 minutes while tossing every couple minutes.
  8. If swapping chicken for tofu: Place the tablespoon of olive oil into pan and add tofu, let cook 5 minutes. Flip, and cook another 5 minutes.
  9. Once the rice has finished cooking, whisk the peanut sauce once more and assemble your bowls.
  10. We are going to assemble these bowls as follows : 1/4 bowl for the brown rice, 1/4 bowl for the chicken or tofu, 1/4 bowl for the greens (bok choy and snow peas), 1/4 bowl of colorful veggies ( kale, carrots, sprouts). Drizzle with peanut sauce and garnish with peanuts.
  11. Enjoy!