If you’re like I once was and wondering who on earth this is called a “Buddha Bowl” I am here to help. No it’s not named after Buddha himself, but more so after Buddha’s Diet which focuses on mindful eating. I think the bowl part may have come from some witty genius out there who thought “hey this is kind of how Buddha ate, and he used to eat out of a bowl so let’s call this Buddha Bowl.” That witty genius is not me, unfortunately.
I love a good *meatless Monday* meal. Obvs I know today is not Monday, but because I’m playing catchup this isn’t posted on the day I cooked so just pretend 🙂
If you look online there are soooo many different ways you can make a Buddha bowl, but this roasted broccoli one is my absolute fave. PSA: roasted broccoli is delish, but it makes your house smell like toots such just beware that you need to open a window and/or burn some candles while you cook.
Ingredients (Serves 2):
- 1 c. cooked brown rice
- 2 c. broccoli
- 1/2 c. black beans
- 2 diced roma tomatos
- 1 diced avocado
- 4 tbsp red salsa
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook rice according to the instructions on the package.
- Heat oven to 400 F.
- Toss broccoli in olive oil, lay out on cookie sheet and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 15-20 mins (should be browning and slightly wilted when done)
- While broccoli cooks, dice up tomato and avocado. Toss the beans in the salsa and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Once the broccoli is done, assemble your bowl and serve!
This is such a delicious meal, makes even better leftovers and is SO filling! Enjoy 🙂