The DIY bowl is the ultimate quick-fix meal. Aside from being delicious, one of our favorite things about it is that it’s extremely versatile, so you don’t need to worry about having every last ingredient. Our other favorite thing? The insanely addictive Asian-style dressing, which is as delicious as it is easy. Just throw the ingredients in a food processor and you’re good to go!
Thanks to Functional Nutritionist Andrea Nakayama, from Replenish PDX, who contributed this recipe to barre3.
1/3 cup whole-grain quinoa, millet, or rice (or you can replace this with extra veggies)
1 portion protein, such as grilled chicken, fish, shrimp, tempeh, or beans
Large serving steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, leafy greens, carrots, beets, mushrooms, squash, or red peppers
Sprinkling of hemp seeds or sesame seeds (optional)
6 cloves of garlic
1-inch knob ginger, peeled and chopped
¼ tsp. chile flakes
6 Tbsp. unsweetened toasted sesame paste (tahini), peanut butter or sunflower butter
2-4 Tbsp. olive oil
5 Tbsp. wheat-free tamari
3/4 cup water or broth
1 Tbsp. coconut sugar or honey