My Copycat Rice Bowl

October 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm 6 comments

Awhile back, I posted about our trip to Cafe Gratitude and my obsession with their “I am Accepting” rice bowl. I never did try to make it at home…until today! I’ve been craving kale and salty things…so I meandered around the web for awhile to find a dressing that suited my fancy. And I must say, it turned out pretty close to the real thing! 🙂 I just used what I had on hand…but this can be made with so many  different ingredients.

I cooked up some brown rice and added some chopped raw kale while it was still a bit steamy. Then I added:

  • nori
  • cucumber
  • avocado (the creamy mild flavor cut the saltiness of the seaweed and miso nicely)
  • hemp seeds

Then I made this dressing:

1/4 cup white miso
3 tablespoons rice vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup (it called for agave, but I’m not really using that anymore)
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons water

It was REALLY tasty. This made enough for a large bowl. I ate it all, but it could definitely be split to 2 servings or even 3 small side servings. You could also use this dressing for a regular salad.



Entry filed under: Kale, Rice Bowls, Salad Dressings.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. leslie  |  October 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Yummy- that dressing sounds great!

  • 2. Margie  |  October 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Mmmmm! My favorites rice bowls are the Harmony Bowl at Laughing Seed Cafe in Asheville (they use a ginger sauce and sea vegetables too) and the Grit’s Golden Bowl in Athens, GA. At the Grit, they make this incredible Grit Yeast Gravy, which they put on top of their rice bowls. You can find the recipe online. I just happen to be making it tonight. It’s SOOOOO good!

  • 3. Holly  |  October 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    OK, Sara, I’ll bite: why no agave anymore? (I cheat and rely on you for research now…) 😉

  • 5. kari  |  October 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Looks delish!
    Why no agave anymore?

  • 6. Bryan  |  June 10, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Nothing wrong with maple syrup instead of agave. Another happy foody special, Love it.


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