2 Servings

5 min Prep, 30 min Cook


Contains Sesame


It’s a simple brown rice and fresh vegetable salad dressed in a miso dressing served along with my favourite tempeh dish. I simply combine some flavour enhancers, onion, water and tempeh cubes and simmer away to make a deliciously tender and flavourful tempeh dish. If you’re not into onion you could just leave it out and same with the garlic. You can actually season the mix with anything you like and if you want the tempeh to really soak up the flavours let it sit in the pot for a couple of hours before bringing it to the heat.
This bowl is the perfect mix of raw and cooked components that I like for spring when I still don’t know whether it’s going to be warm or cold, rainy or sunny. It is also a very colourful dish with a variety of vegetables which adds to the spring feels. The components are all sorts; soft, hard, upward and downward, round, long, flat and I’ve also chosen to cut them into different shapes which I enjoy at this time of year. This dish is versatile in every way. It’s great for a lunch or dinner at the house, works well in a packed lunch and the rice salad component is a great dish to take to the park too or to a spring pot luck.

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  • Rice salad:
  • Tempeh:
  • Additions:

Cooking Stages

    • Place all the tempeh ingredients in a small pot, cover with a lid and bring to a boil.

    • Ones boiling turn down the heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the liquid has been soaked up/evaporated.

    • Either toss the sesame seeds into the tempeh int he pot or sprinkle on top ones served in the bowl.

    • Mix all the wet ingredients for the rice salad in a small bowl or simply shake them in a small jar.

    • Mix your cooked rice with all your prepared vegetables in a big bowl and pour the dressing over it. Toss to coat the rice salad.

    • Additions: Serve the salad as well as the tempeh with some greens of your choice in a generous bowl along with some fermented vegetables such as kimchi or sauerkraut.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 809 g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1087 cals54%
% Daily Value*
Kilojoules 4558 kJ54%
Fat 28.8 g44%
Sodium 397.4 mg17%
Carbohydrate 139.2 g46%
Protein 53.2 g106%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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