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DIY Buddha Bowl

8 Oct

Well folks, I finally did it. I made my own Buddha bowl and it was fantastique!

I was inspired by my darling husband. You see, it turns out that KindFood is also a place he likes to frequent – sometimes even without me! So, while I was in Palm Springs, he stopped in for some food and while he was there, he asked them what kind of rice they use in the Buddha Bowls – and then he bought a bag for me. *love*

So, when I came home the other day I gave him his gifts (a retro looking Star Wars t-shirt and skinny jeans – which are really for me, but I think he’ll like them too!) and he gave me mine – a bag of short grain brown rice. And last night, we had a go at the Buddha bowl and it was almost identical.

Given that I didn’t use a recipe, just looked to a list of ingredients (and tweaked it a bit) I don’t mind sharing here – but please know this idea came from someone else.

BUDDHA BOWL (or as I like to think of it, “post-birth bowl”)


  • Brown Rice – steamed
  • Sweet Potato – sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • Red Onion – chopped
  • Tomato – chopped
  • Avocado – chopped
  • Cilantro – chopped
  • Basil – chopped
  • Almonds
  • Sprouts
  • Tamari Sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt/Pepper


Start your rice cooking on the stove or in a rice cooker. Slice your sweet potato and drizzle with olive oil and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until cooked and browned. I did mine in the toaster oven at 400 degrees F and it took about as long as the rice took to cook – 30ish minutes. Meanwhile chop the onion, tomato, avocado, cilantro and basil. I chopped the cilantro and basil together and pretty fine at that – you will sprinkle it on at the end.

When the rice is done, put it in a bowl and add the onion, tomato, avocado, almonds, cilantro/basil and a few pieces of now-roasted sweet potato (how much of each you add is up to your tastebuds). Toss on some sprouts and sprinkle with the tamari sauce (not too much though).

Enjoy!! 🙂


Almost done...all it needs are the sweet potato slices!


[Note: I didn’t have any sprouts to add. Also, KindFood adds sunflower seeds which I also didn’t have. Pumpkin seeds might be nice on here. Really, you can add/remove stuff to your liking.]