I've become fully obsessed with anything in a bowl. Acai bowls, Burrito Bowls, Broccoli Cheese Soup served in a bread bowl, Homemade Ramen Soup and especially these Forbidden Black Rice Bowls. They're so incredibly delicious we sent them in my organic meal delivery company, One Potato, to all of our vegetarian families.
I make and cut up a few of the kids favorite foods like black rice, cucumbers, carrots, fresh spinach and tofu and drizzle (or totally cover in Kenya's case) with a massively addictive tahini dressing. I like using sesame seeds to keep it nut free, but you could also substitute any of your favorite nuts in the sauce.
It's interesting to me the psychology of using a plate versus a bowl. When I offer foods on a plate the kids generally ask them to be spaced out, but if I serve food (as I have been recently) in a good sized bowl they have no qualms about foods getting all mixed up together as you want to do here. Bowl food to me is just a mix of all kinds of foods with different colors textures that you want to mix up so that every bites has a ton of interesting flavors.
This Forbidden Black Rice Bowl is so satisfying it offering a variety of tastes like sweet, salty, nutty, soft, crunchy and more that will leave you wanting more!
Photos by Matt Armendariz