This crunchy rice bowl has umami -the fifth taste- written all over it, thanks to the savory flavors of shiitake mushrooms, tofu and soy sauce. Kale lends more than 45 different flavonoid compounds the dish, as well as hearty texture to the spicy broth. This recipe comes to us from Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon wasabi paste
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 7 ounces firm tofu, drained and cubed
- 4 cups chopped kale
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
Place the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 3 minutes, or until fragrant.
Add the soy sauce, sesame seeds, wasabi paste, red pepper flakes, mushrooms and tofu to the skillet, mix well and sauté 5 minutes more.
Add the kale and 1/3 cup water to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes, or until the kale has wilted slightly. Divide into equal portions over cooked brown rice and enjoy!
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Savory Shiitake Bowl with Kale and Brown Rice
Servings per Recipe:Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat:
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
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