Lentil Power Bowl with Turmeric Rice
This nourishing Lentil Power Bowl with Turmeric Rice will make you wish that lunchtime could last forever! A wonderfully satisfying combination of rich and fragrant turmeric rice, paired with protein-packed lentils and crunchy cucumber-tomato salad, yielding a deliciously textures, flavorsome, and wholesome bowl. An ultimate home cooking luxury, balanced in nutrition and big on flavors. A guilt-free bowl that’s so full of goodness, it’s not just good for you, it’s perfect for you!
1. 1/4 Cup Brown Rice
2. 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
3. 1/2 Cup Green Lentils
4. 1 Small Cucumber
5. 1 Medium Tomato
6. Lemon Juice (To Taste)
7. Salt (To Taste)
8. Pepper (To Taste)
9. 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
10. Cilantro (For Garnishing)
1. Rinse the brown rice and cook it in a saucepan with 1/2 cup of water, turmeric, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, until the rice is tender and cooked.
2. While the rice is cooking, rinse the green lentils and cook them in another saucepan with 1 cup of water. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, until the lentils are tender but not mushy.
3. Prepare the cucumber-tomato salad. Dice the cucumber and tomato. In a small bowl, combine the diced cucumber, tomato, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss well to mix.
4. Once the rice and lentils are cooked, season them with a pinch of salt and pepper.
5. To assemble the bowl, put the cooked turmeric rice at the bottom, top with cooked green lentils, followed by the cucumber-tomato salad. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Enjoy this bowl full of wholesomeness, that’s comfort food with a healthy twist.
Note: The calorie count for this recipe is about 320 Calories. Adjust the quantities to your dietary preference. The turmeric rice can be substituted with quinoa for a gluten-free alternative. Add fresh vegetables or tofu for additional goodness.