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colorful buddha bowl on a surface

Buddha bowl

Balanced lunch or dinner that will keep you full and make you skip snacking and looking for some chocolate or sweet treats. The bowl is loaded with healthy, but delicious ingredients and you'll even gain vitamins by eating it. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 bowls


For the rice:

  • cup whole rice
  • cup brown rice
  • cup black rice
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper by your taste

For the roasted sweet potatoes:

  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut to cubes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper by your taste

For the fresh vegetables:

  • ½ cup spinach leaves
  • 1 red bell pepper cut

For marinating the tofu:

  • 4 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ chili pepper cut

For cooking the tofu:

  • 4 tablespoon arrowroot flour
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil

For the dressing:

  • ½ cup tahini
  • Up to 1 cup of water- depends how runny you want the sauce
  • Lemon juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper by your taste


  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • For the rice: In a pot, heat the olive oil on high.
  • Add all the rice, salt and pepper to the hot oil and mix.
  • Add boiling water to the pot and cook on low for around 35 minutes or until rice is fully cooked.
  • For the roasted sweet potatoes: Heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F with the fan.
  • Place the cut sweet potatoes on a baking pan lined with baking paper.
  • Drizzle the oil, salt and pepper and mix the sweet potatoes until they are covered with oil and spices.
  • Roast the sweet potatoes for 30 minutes in the oven.
  • For the tofu: follow the instructions of my tofu spring rolls recipe.
  • In a small bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients.
  • In a serving bowl, place the rice. Near it, arrange the roasted sweet potatoes, baby spinach leaves, red bell pepper and tofu.
  • Drizzle the dressing and sprinkle sesame seeds
  • Dig in and enjoy!