Vegan Rice Power Bowl

by | Jan 14, 2023 | Gluten Free, Mains, Nut Free, Recipes

This is a recipe I created for Calgary Co-op

The holidays are now behind us, and as we’re getting back into more of a routine mode, I find that meal planning can be so helpful! You can double, triple, or quadruple this recipe or my Vegan Quinoa Power Bowl recipe for a week worth of meal planning!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes 
Serves 2-3


Nut free Gluten free

(Nut-free optional)




  • ⅔ cup dry brown rice
  • 1⅓ cup water

Ginger-Tamari Tofu:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 200 grams firm tofu, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce*
  • A pinch of chili flakes (optional) 

*For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free soy sauce  

Peanut Sauce:

  • ½ cup natural, smooth peanut butter*
  • ⅓ cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce* 
  • 1 tbsp lime juice 
  • 1  garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp cane sugar
  • A pinch of chilli flakes (optional)

*For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free soy sauce 
*For a nut-free option, use sunflower seed butter

Fresh Veggies:

  • ½ cup red cabbage, thinly sliced 
  • 1 mini cucumber, sliced
  • 1 carrot, shredded or peeled into ribbons 
  • ½ bell pepper, thinly sliced

To serve:

  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado, sliced



In a small saucepan, bring rice and water to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30-35 minutes until all the water is absorbed. 

Ginger-Tamari Tofu:
Heat up a medium pan on medium heat.
Add oil and allow it to warm up.
Add tofu and ginger, and sear on medium heat for 5 minutes, making sure to mix it so it doesn’t burn.
Add tamari/soy sauce and chili flakes, reduce the heat and cook on low heat for 3 more minutes.

Peanut Sauce:
Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well into a creamy texture.

To assemble:
In two bowls, layer; rice, fresh vegetables, ginger-tamari tofu, cilantro, black sesame seeds, avocado, and peanut sauce.

Get creative with the veggies in this recipe, or use what you have in the fridge! You can use other fresh vegetables like cherry tomatoes, snap peas, radishes etc.


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