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Coconut Roasted Lentil Nourish Bowl

45 min

Meal

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.

Servings

Total

45 min

Prep

15 min

Cook

30 min

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Ingredients

Coconut cardamom rice

  • 1½ cups (285 g)
    uncooked brown rice, soaked overnight
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned light coconut milk
  • 6
    cardamom pods, cracked (optional)
  • 1
    vegetable bouillon cube, crushed

Roasted veggies

  • 1
    medium broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1
    medium 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 (2 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    onion powder
  • ½ tsp
    salt
  • ½ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp
    cayenne pepper

Tahini sambal sauce

Optional fresh toppings

  • carrot
  • lime slice
  • red bell pepper
  • roasted unsalted almonds

Directions

  1. To a medium pot, add the rice, coconut milk, cardamom, and bouillon. Stir, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook covered until the rice is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed about 15 - 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). 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.
  3. Bake on the centre rack of the oven for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway.
  4. When cooked, remove the rice from heat. Fluff with a fork, remove the cardamom pods, cover with a lid, and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Prepare the sauce by combining the lime juice, tahini, water, sambal, 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 a bowl. Top with a generous heap of roasted vegetables and lentils. Add some (optional) fresh cut-up veggies of your choosing, drizzle the tahini sambal sauce on top, and enjoy!

Notes

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

Storage

  • Store the sauce, rice, and roasted vegetables separately in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Plate method

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Grains & Starches 35%

uncooked brown rice

Proteins 17%

cooked brown lentils

tahini

Fruits & Veggies 48%

medium broccoli

medium onion

parsnip

lime

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

canned light coconut milk

olive oil

tahini

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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Nienke - Nov. 9, 2022, 10:29 a.m.

This was absolutely delicious! I've made it several times now and it's always a hit!

PUL Team - Nov. 9, 2022, 10:28 p.m.

So happy to hear, Nienke 😃


Erica - Oct. 16, 2022, 1:53 p.m.

This has been an absolute favourite of mine and my families (many of whom are still semi-meat eaters!!) The flavours and the soul warming nature of this dish is just so so so good. I always adjust the veggies to what we have seasonally available on my farm, so that usually looks like roasted carrots, beets, onions, broccoli & kale. The tahini dressing is also a go to of mine for other bowls. Would recommend this to anyone!

PUL Team - Oct. 17, 2022, 12:02 a.m.

Hi Erica! Thank you for the glowing review. It means so much that the recipe is being enjoyed by all and the seasonal vegetables sound delicious💛


Santina - July 16, 2022, 11:22 p.m.

Is there a listing for the Calories for your dishes? I just made the Golden Tempeh Nourish Bowl and it was so good this is my first time making a Vegan dish and LOVED IT.

PUL Team - July 17, 2022, 12:47 a.m.

Aw we're so thrilled it was enjoyed, Santina, thank you! You can find the approximate nutrition information by clicking on the green "show nutrition info" button below the recipe. Kindly note that as the disclaimer mentions, this is just an estimate and if you need specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a healthcare professional, such as a dietitian or physician. We hope this helps for now 🙂


Steph - June 15, 2022, 4:46 p.m.

I want to make this for everyone I know! Not sure I can ever have rice again that is not made with coconut milk/cardamom. And just like others have said, I roasted veggies that I had on hand. The tahini sambal sauce was incredible and I would likely eat ANYTHING if it had that sauce. Thank you Sadia!!! Another smash hit in our house.

PUL Team - June 17, 2022, 7:21 a.m.

Aw Steph, we're so grateful to hear the incredible review - thank YOU! It means so much the bowl is being enjoyed 🥰


LA - April 28, 2022, 8:04 p.m.

This was soooo good! The tahini sambal sauce in particular was really good. One of the things I love about this dish is how forgiving and flexible it is. I made the bowl with different roasted veggies which allowed me to use up what I had. I added more sambal, maple syrup, lime, and Tamari than the sauce called for which amped the flavor and hubs and I loved it. It wasn’t too much at all. It reminds me a bit of peanut sauce. We had some sauce leftover the next day which I added to some particularly bland Pad Thai takeout we had in the fridge. It was perfect!!! I think the sauce was even more special the next day when flavors had a little time to marry and develop.

PUL Team - April 29, 2022, 7:26 p.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share the glowing review, LA! We're beyond happy to hear 🤗


Michi - Jan. 6, 2022, 6:05 p.m.

One of our favourite dinners at the moment. And so versatile as I can roast whatever veggies I have to use up.

PUL Team - Jan. 6, 2022, 10:14 p.m.

A huge compliment, Michi - thank you! 😃


Meg - July 25, 2021, 4:41 p.m.

This was the first dish I tried from PUL and it got me hooked right away. The amazing thing about this nourish bowl (and really any of the nourish bowls) is that you can really use any veggies you have on hand and it'll be great. This tahini sambal sauce is KILLER! If you haven't tried this dish yet, I highly recommend you do! Another one of our favorites is the Golden Tempeh Nourish Bowl (we always sub the tempeh for tofu or chicken, as we aren't vegetarian...yet!), and the sauce is delicious.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 5:17 p.m.

Oh, Meg, we are SO grateful to have you in the PUL family! Thanks a bunch for sharing 🥰


Lia - July 15, 2021, 4:40 p.m.

The tahini sambal sauce is 😍😍😍


Ellie - July 11, 2021, 12:01 a.m.

I’m always looking for inspiration when make nourish bowls. This one doesn’t disappoint!


Céline - July 10, 2021, 11:33 p.m.

Yes, this recipe is good! I don't always make the special rice with coconut milk and cardamon. The recipe also works with normal cooked rice. The tahini sambal sauce makes it for me.

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 4:34 a.m.

We appreciate the insight so much, Céline, so glad you're enjoying the nourish bowl 😃


Stefie - June 26, 2021, 6:39 p.m.

Just made this and oh my gosh!!!
Sadia's recipe never fail me.
SO GOOD!

Thank you so much for the recipe, PUL!

PUL Team - June 27, 2021, 2:32 a.m.

Thank YOU, Stefie, for the incredible review!


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 4:02 p.m.

This recipe is OMG! It's among my top favorite PUL recipes! I added grilled shiitake mushrooms and it was devine!

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 9:35 p.m.

Grilled shiitake mushrooms are a wonderful idea, Cris! Thank for taking the time to share this with us 🤗


Gabe - May 12, 2021, 2:12 a.m.

Thank you Sadia, can't tell you how much I appreciate you and your work, and all you give to us ! Your recipes, videos, articles, old and new website, everything is wow 😍
I really love this nourish bowl and I come back to it a lot, it's hearty, tasty and easy to make, perfect as it is <3

PUL Team - May 12, 2021, 5:50 a.m.

You are too sweet, Gabe! We appreciate your kind words and support so much. Thank you for helping make our PUL family so special 🥰


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!

PUL Team - May 12, 2021, 5:48 a.m.

Thank you for sharing, Yelena! Diluting coconut milk with water may help with the rice cooker browning, but indeed the pot is a good way to go 😊


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!