Gratitude Bowl

Prep: 15 minutes (cooked rice needed) Cook: 15 minutes

Serves:4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1/4 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thinly sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups kale, coarsely chopped
  • 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 4-6 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 1 avocado, peeled and chopped (optional)

Directions

Place the vegetable broth in a large non-stick skillet with the onion and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until carrot softens slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the shiitake, cover and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Add broccoli and kale and cook, stirring occasionally until tender about 5 more minutes. Add zucchini and continue to cook until all vegetables are tender, about 3 to 5 minutes longer.

Meanwhile, heat the brown rice or quinoa until warm. To serve, place some brown rice or quinoa, or a combination of both into a large bowl. Top each bowl with some of the cooked vegetable mixture and a few of the mung bean sprouts and avocado chunks. Drizzle a bit of Tahini Lemon sauce over the top and serve.

Variations: Instead of the shiitake, use oyster mushrooms, crimini or another of your favorites. Instead of the mung bean sprouts use sunflower sprouts, if you can find them in your local market. Add other vegetables that are in season according to their cooking times.