Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vegan Rice Bowls with Hummus, Broccoli, and Onions:

Though I'm generally a bigger fan of pasta, every once in awhile, I just love rice bowls. They're so simple and can be combined with so many different ingredients. I don't think that I've ever eaten the same rice bowl. In this recipe, I combined slightly caramelized onions with charred broccoli, white rice, and creamy hummus. I also added touches of sesame oil, lime juice, and cayenne pepper in order to gain a few more layers of flavor. This hummus recipe is nice because it has a few ingredients and ends up being super creamy and light, with just enough flavor.


For the Hummus:
1 can chickpeas (19oz.) - reserve most of the liquid
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. tahini
1 to 2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash of cumin

Instructions: Hummus:
Add all of the ingredients to your food processor (or blender). 
Pulse until smooth, adding any other ingredients to taste. 

For the Rice Bowls:
1 cup rice, cooked according to package directions
1 cup broccoli, cut into medium-sized florets
2/3 cup white onion, sliced
1 tbsp. sesame oil (or olive oil)
1 tsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. + dash of salt
Dash of cayenne pepper

Serves 2.
Total Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes. 


1. Cook the rice and set it aside.
2. Add the sesame oil, sliced onion,  1/4 tsp. salt, and garlic powder to a medium skillet. Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
3. Stir the broccoli into the skillet with the onions, and add the lime juice and the dash of salt and cayenne. Cook for another 5 minutes or so on medium heat. If you'd like your veggies to be charred, turn the heat up after the 5 minutes, and cook them on medium-high to high heat for another 3 minutes (or until charred).
5. Serve the veggies and hummus on top of the rice.


  1. I'm a bigger fan of rice than pasta but don't do rice bowls enough! This looks like just my thing.

  2. Mmmm, caramelized onions! Looks fabulous!

  3. This looks right up my alley. I could really enjoy this. Thanks!

  4. I'm pretty much always content to eat rice bowls! I love the flavors you've used here...I'm not sure I would have thought to combine these three!

    1. No stroke of creative genius in this recipe...I'm pretty sure I used what I had in the fridge. Lol. ;)


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