Purple Nourish Bowl with Coconut Rice

You are going to LOVE these Purple Nourish Bowls with Coconut Rice!! They're totally plant-based (vegetarian/vegan) and gluten-free, but FULL of satisfying flavor; and oh my starzies, aren't they sooooooo beautiful?!

Have you ever had purple cauliflower?

Or purple potatoes?

Don't worry, they're not dyed. Purple cauliflower and potatoes get their gorgeous color from the antioxidant anthocyanin (also in red cabbage and red wine).

purple nourish bowl ingredients with So Delicious Dairy Free

I believe we eat first with our eyes --- so bringing in some gorgeous COLOR to our meals is a great way to get extra nutrients, but also to make our meals beautiful. Sometimes it's just a matter of your choice at the grocery store. I could have just grabbed regular white potatoes. But instead, I opted for these deep purple ones! I could have chosen regular white cauliflower. But why do that when purple cauli exists?!?! See what I mean? Adding color can be easy.

roasted veggies on tray

I LOVE roasting veggies because it really brings out the flavor! Just lay them flat on a tray (gorgeous aqua metal one optional, but highly recommended!) Brush with olive oil, and sprinkle on some everything-but-the-bagel sesame seasoning blend! Roast at 425 degrees for 25 min, until softened and golden brown.

roasted veggies with coconut rice ready to be served

As for the rice, I make it in the rice cooker (though you could use an Instant Pot instead). To make it extra creamy/rich, I sub in coconutmilk for half the water!

My go-to rice ratio is:

  • 3 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cups So Delicious Coconutmilk
  • 2 cups water

And we haven't even talked about the sauce yet! It has a nut butter base, sesame oil, coconutmilk, soy sauce and a few other things --- it's so good, you'll want to lick the spoon!

purple nourish bowl with coconut rice

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Purple Nourish Bowl with Coconut Rice

Description

Purple Nourish Bowl with Coconut Rice

Ingredients

   
---FOR THE RICE---
3 cups
jasmine rice
2 cups
So Delicious Dairy Free Coconutmilk
2 cups
Water
   
---FOR THE SAUCE---
4 tablespoons
Peanut Butter (or nut butter of choice)
2 teaspoons
Apple Cider Vinegar
4 teaspoons
Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons
Maple Syrup
2 teaspoons
Sesame Oil
2 tablespoons
So Delicious Dairy Free Coconutmilk
   
---FOR THE NOURISH BOWL---
1⁄2  
a head of purple caulflower (broken into pieces)
1  
yellow bell pepper (sliced)
1⁄2  
a red onion (sliced into thin rounds)
7 ounces
Chickpeas (~1/2 a 15oz can, rinsed and drained)
6  
small purple medley potatoes (sliced into fourths)
1 tablespoon
Olive Oil
1 teaspoon
everything-but-the-bagel spice

Notes

Makes 2-3 bowls, you’ll have extra rice for later.

Instructions

  1. Combine rice, water, and coconutmilk into a rice cooker and cook on high for approximately 20 min.
  2. In a large measuring cup combine all sauce ingredients. Use an immersion hand blender to puree until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Slice the potatoes into fourths (long-wise). On a foil lined baking sheet, lay out in a single layer: purple cauliflower, yellow bell pepper, red onion, chickpeas and the potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on everything but the bagel spice. Bake for 25 minutes until softened.
  4. Assemble everything and enjoy!

Yields 3 Servings