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Easy Grain Bowl
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Full of fresh ingredients, yet super satisfying and delicious - these Easy Grain Bowls are extremely versatile and GREAT for meal prepping!

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion, Healthy
Keyword: Peanut Sauce, Spicy Shrimp Bowl
Servings: 4 servings
Author: NOMaste Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup farro
  • 1 lb cooked protein shrimp, tofu, chicken, fried egg or protein of your choice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup edamame shelled (frozen or fresh)
  • 4 cups kale or mixed greens I love Trader Joe's Crunchy Cruciferous mix
  • 1 cup diced vegetables (fresh or frozen) such as red pepper, avocado, carrots, corn, peas, sugar snap peas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil if cooking frozen vegetables
  • 1/2 cup Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce optional
  • sesame seeds optional
Instructions
For the Farro
  1. Cook farro according to package instructions, set aside. (3/4 cup uncooked will give you a little over 2 cups cooked, make more or less as you see fit!)

For the Protein
  1. If protein is pre-cooked, congrats you're done! If not, cut protein into bite sized pieces (except for egg) then toss with salt and pepper (or preferred seasoning). Heat olive oil in skillet (over medium flame) until shiny. Add protein to hot skillet and cook. 

  2. For shrimp: cook until no longer translucent, about 1-2 minutes per side. For tofu, cook until crispy, flipping occasionally (~8 minutes). For chicken: cook until no longer pink/translucent inside (timing will depend on size of pieces). For egg: crack egg into pan and cook to desired firmness. Remove from heat, set aside.

For the Toppings
  1. If frozen, defrost shelled edamame in warm water - this will only take a few minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. For fresh veggies: Wash/cut as desired, set aside. (I love red peppers, avocado, and sugar snap peas).

  3. For frozen veggies: Heat olive oil in a saute pan - once hot, add veggies, salt, and pepper. Stir occasionally until fully defrosted, set aside. (A mix of carrots, corn and peas are always a great choice!).

Assembly
  1. Prepare one batch of Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce according to recipe, if desired. 

  2. Assemble bowls with 1/2 cup farro, a handful of greens (I love Trader Joes Crunchy Cruciferous mix with kale, cabbage, and brussel sprouts), then top with edamame, veggies, and protein! 

  3. Drizzle with Spicy Thai Peanut sauce and sesame seeds (if desired). Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Storage: For longest lasting storage, refrigerate ingredients separately and combine before serving (heat protein and farro slightly before plating).