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Yummilicious Asian Buddha bowl

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

A Buddha bowl is an ideal one plate vegetarian dish. It makes daily meals a breeze, very less cooking involved and includes many colorful vegetables, a healthy protein source and a salad with or without sauce.

Buddha bowls are a wonderful way to make meals under 30 minutes. It offers a balanced meals with a Buddhist concept of having whole grains, vegetarian protein source and lot of fiber filled veggies.

There are many ways to add more bonus stuff to make it more nutritious and flavorful. Here are some ideas-

  • crunchy apples

  • nuts

  • hemp seeds

  • sesame seeds

  • herbs

  • spices

  • healthy sauces

All in all, any variation you go for, you can't go wrong with it. Here we have sprouted tofu with chili garlic sauce, spinach cucumber salad, pan-cooked veggies topped with sesame seeds, nutritious!

buddha bowl, asian bowl, healthy tofu bowl





Soy-free: skip the soy sauce, use Worcestershire sauce; use chickpeas or other beans


KETO friendly: use steamed cauliflower-rice instead of brown rice

Prep time: 10minutes

Cook time: 5 min

Serves: 1


  • sprouted tofu, 4 cubes

  • garlic, 1-2 clove

  • 3 cups mix veggies- onions, kale, carrots, bell peppers, fresh or frozen stir fry

  • low sodium soy sauce, 1 tbsp

  • red chili garlic sauce, 1 tbsp

  • olive oil, 1-2 tbsp

  • brown rice, 1/2 cup cooked

  • sesame seeds (optional)

  • green chilies and cilantro (optional)

Sprouted tofu cooking on pan both sides, pan cook the veggies


  1. pan roast the sprouted tofu with oil and chili garlic sauce, on both sides. Remove from heat.

  2. in the same pan, cook some oil, add garlic and onions, add veggies, and cook for 3-5 minutes, till tender. Avoid overcooking. Add salt, pepper, chili garlic sauce, and soy sauce.

  3. pour it in a wide bowl, arrange it in sections. Garnish with sesame seeds.

  4. feel free to add a side salad and sprinkle some lime juice, black pepper, and sesame seeds on it (optional). It's ready to serve.

Enjoy this fulfilling meal, happy cooking!


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