I mean, who doesn’t love Buddha Bowls, right? Especially because you can combine so many different vegetables, plants, fruits, legumes, nuts, etc. You can create a delicious meal by combining all your favorite foods!
The best part is that is not only a delicious meal, but can also be a super nutritious bowl packed with many vitamins and minerals your body would love. In this occasion, I created a Warm Buddha Bowl with Caramelized Onions. Great meal for cozy and chilly days. Perfect for Fall and Winter, especially. But it fits great for all seasons.
Ingredients and nutrients
Because it is currently Fall, and we have pumpkins everywhere, I used some seasoned Kabocha squash. It is not only delicious, but also nutritious. As you might have read or prepared my previous recipe: Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Stew, Kabocha squash provides with so many health benefits. Including Vitamin A, high in fiber, magnesium, and many more vitamins. Go check out the post I just mentioned to dig deeper into the incredible benefits of Kabocha squash.
This recipe is also packed with many other vitamins and nutrients, including protein, vitamin C, folate, antioxidants, etc. because of all the other vegetables we are going to use.
For example, instead of white rice, we are going to use Jasmine Black Rice. Which is packed with antioxidants, fiber, healthy carbs, protein, potassium, etc. It is also known to help with obesity and heart health. So next time you want to eat some rice, try Jasmine Black Rice! I’m sure you would love it.
So, now that you know all the health benefits of this delicious Warm Buddha Bowl with Caramelized Onions, let’s get started!
Buddha Bowl with Caramelized Onions
- Cooking Pan
- 1 broccoli stalk
- 1 cup carrots (chopped)
- 1 white or red onion
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 cup jasmine black rice (cooked)
- 1 cup cooked Kabocha squash
- 2 Sweet potaotes (cooked)
- 2 avocados for serving optional
- 2 TB coconut oil
- 2 tbsp vegan butter
- 1 TB oregano (split)
- 1 TB turmeric (split)
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 TB maple syrup or brown sugar
- salt as needed
- 4 garlic cloves (minced and split)
- salsa for serving optional
- lime for serving
Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Carrots (Same Preparation)
- It is the same preparation for these three ingredients. You can prepare them on the same pan or seperately. Instruccions below are assuming that you are preparing the ingredients seperately.
- Add 1/2 tbsp vegan butter. Wait until warm and add only about 1 minced garlic clove
- Add the broccoli and/or sweet potato, a bit of oregano, turmeric, curry powder, and salt. Mix well to incorporate all flavors.
- Follow the instrucciones on the back of the product to prepare the rice OR follow my instrucciones. Add 1/2 TB of coconut oil or vegan butter to a small cooking pot, then add about 1 cup of uncooked jasmine rice and 2 3/4 cups of water. Add salt as needed. Mix well and cover the pot with a lid. Let it cook at low-med temperature for about 20-30 minutes. Add more water if needed to fully cooked the rice. Keep in mind that jasmine rice takes longer to cook than white rice. You might need to add extra water to fully cook the rice. This can be done the water is fully absorbed and the rice is still uncooked.
Caramelized Onions and Squash
- It is the same preparation for these two ingredients. You can prepare them on the same pan or seperately.
- Add coconut oil, wait until warm. Then add the onions and/or squash. Add the maple syrup or brown sugar. Cook for about 3-5 minutes. Mix well and remove from pan.
- Add coconut oil, then some minced garlic. Add the tomatoes, oregano, and salt. Grilled them on both sides for about 3 minutes.
- Place all the ingredients on the bowl, including avocado, some salsa or your favorite dressing, and lime (optional). ENJOY this delicious and nutritious bowl.