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Coconut Roasted Lentil Nourish Bowl

45 min


A cardamom spiced rice cooked in the creaminess of coconut milk. A hearty nourish bowl that can be loaded with your favourite veggies. Fresh, crisp, wholesome, delicious.



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Coconut cardamom rice

  • 1½ cups (278 g)
    uncooked brown rice, soaked overnight*
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned light coconut milk
  • 6
    cardamom pods, cracked (optional)
  • 1
    vegetable bouillon cube

Roasted toppings

  • 1
    head broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1
    red onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2
    parsnips, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1½ cups (297 g)
    cooked brown lentils
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    onion powder
  • ½ tsp
  • ½ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp
    cayenne pepper

Tahini sambal sauce

Optional fresh toppings

  • carrot
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh lime slices
  • red bell pepper
  • roasted almonds
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  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
  2. To a medium pot on high heat, combine the rice, coconut milk, cardamom pods, and crush in the bouillon cube. Stir, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered until the rice is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed, which will take about 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff the rice, remove the cardamom pods, cover with a lid, and let sit.
  3. To a parchment-lined baking tray, add the broccoli, onion, parsnip, lentils, oil, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Toss together, and spread out evenly.
  4. Bake in the centre rack of the oven for 20 minutes, stopping to stir once halfway.
  5. Prepare the sauce by combining the tahini, water, sambal, lime juice, soy sauce, agave syrup, and onion powder in a mason jar. Shake or stir to combine into a smooth sauce.
  6. To assemble, layer rice on the bottom of your plate or bowl. Top with a generous heap of roasted vegetables and lentils. Add some fresh cut up veggies of your choosing, sprinkle on some roasted almonds and some fresh cilantro. Drizzle the tahini sambal sauce on top, and enjoy!


  • * If unable to soak the rice overnight, cook according to the package instructions, as more water will need to be needed to cook the rice in. Keep in mind we are also cooking the rice in coconut milk, so subtract this from the amount of water listed on the package directions.


  • Store the sauce and remaining ingredient separately. Store in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Grains 26%

uncooked brown rice

Proteins 13%

cooked brown lentils


Fruits & Veggies 61%

head broccoli

red onion



No significant sources of calcium

canned light coconut milk

olive oil


Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Yelena - May 5, 2021, 2:37 p.m.

Delicious and earthy recipe, also quite easy. I found that cooking with coconut milk in a rice cooker is a challenge (the bottom gets quite brown), so the pot may be the best way to go. Also, it ends up much heavier than it looks, perhaps due to the fat in the milk, so small portions are best!

Erin - April 17, 2021, 1:15 p.m.

have made this twice and tonight was my third time, it is so delicious! The sweetness and spicy undertones of the sauce are so yummy! Works really well with the roasted veg and coconut rice.

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 2:57 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Erin, and are so happy you're enjoying the nourish bowl :D

Ulrike - April 14, 2021, 2:17 p.m.

That sauce is heavenly :D Thanks you guys!

PUL Team - April 16, 2021, 6:51 p.m.

So happy to hear, Ulrike! Thank you 🤩

Anna - April 8, 2021, 7:55 p.m.

My new favourite dish ever!

PUL Team - April 9, 2021, 12:47 a.m.

So happy you enjoyed the nourish bowl, Anna!