Vegan Buddha Bowl


I’m a lazy cook so sometimes it’s easiest to just put everything in one bowl. I looked for some recipes online and apparently lots of people also like to eat everything in a big bowl! Here’s a tasty one we put together (recipe slightly adapted from a Pinterest one):

Sweet Potato and Green Rice

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 cups long grain brown rice
3 cups vegetable broth
1-1/2 cups baby spinach, lightly packed
1/2 cup cilantro
1 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
1 medium shallot
1 garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 425°F. Put 1/2 cup broth in a food processor with the spinach, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, shallot, garlic and salt and blend until smooth.

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the rice and brown lightly and evenly. Add the green paste to the rice along with the remaining broth. Bring to a bowl then simmer for 35-40 minutes.

Sweet Potato
3-4 medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced into 1″ chunks
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp smoke paprika
1/4 tsp sea salt

Add the oil, paprika and salt to a  bowl and toss the sweet potatoes until evenly coated. Spread evenly on a parchment lined sheet and bake for 35 – 40 minutes, tossing halfway.

Black Beans
3 cups cooked black beans with cooking liquid
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp lime juice
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Add the beans and cooking liquid to a medium pot and stir in the cumin and chili powder over medium heat. Simmer with the lid on until the rice and sweet potatoes are ready.

1 avocado, pitted and sliced
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
Green onion

Add the rice to the bowl first, then with a slotted spoon strain the beans out of the liquid and add on top of the rice followed by the roasted sweet potatoes. Top with a sliced avocado, sprig of cilantro, and sprinkle of chopped green onion. Finish with the sesame and hemp seeds, and serve immediately. Enjoy!



  1. Hey! I’ve been experimenting with veganism for the last 4 days, and have started to run out of ideas! Thank you for sharing and providing some inspiration.

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