Looking for new + fun meal ideas? I recently discovered how delicious wild rice is! It has such a great texture, unique flavor and is incredibly versatile allowing me to make it into a wild rice bowl.
The inspiration for this veggie bowl came while scrolling Pinterest and a roasted vegetable taco recipe caught my eye. With no taco shells on hand, I remembered that I had just bought wild rice from TJ’s and figured, why not use it as a base for a roasted vegetable bowl?! Absolute genius thinking!
Full disclosure, I didn’t know that wild rice takes a long time to cook when I first tried this recipe. Feel free to get that started ahead of time so that you’re not waiting for it to finish cooking to assemble the dish.
Let’s get cooking 🙂
Ingredients (2 Servings)
- wild rice (cook according to package)
- spinach (1 handful)
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 small head of cauliflower
- olive oil
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- cayenne (amount depends on your spice level)
- Start cooking the wild rice
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Cut sweet potato into cubes and the cauliflower into tiny florets
- Put all the cut veggies into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil
- Next, add all of the spices and mix until all the veggie pieces are covered evenly
- Place on a baking sheet that is lined with aluminum foil and spread out into an even layer
- If needed, use two trays so that the veggies have room to bake
- Bake until golden and crispy (about 40/45 minutes)
- By now the wild rice will be almost done, add the spinach into the same pan to let that cook for the last few minutes
- Once the rice is cooked and the spinach is wilted, scoop the rice and spinach into a bowl and top with your roasted veggies.
- Drizzle some olive oil on top (1 TBSP) and season with salt and pepper to your liking
- Mix around and enjoy!
Side Note on Servings : This lasted me for three meals, I did two with wild rice as the base and the other with black beans, both delicious but I definitely enjoyed the wild rice bowl more!
Other ideas : top with your favorite sriracha, hot sauce, salsa or homemade vinaigrette. This would help make this dish your own and add an extra kick if your taste buds are into that.
This dish helps me appreciate how simple ingredients can still be extremely tasty!