Brown Rice Buddha Bowl


A fresh and crisp meal in one. Brown rice, vegetables, tofu and chickpeas are topped with a spicy Thai basil dressing and toasted sesame seeds.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
48 mins
3 servings



  • 3 cups water

  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon dried Thai basil

  • 1 teaspoon minced hot chile pepper


  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • ½ (8 ounce) package snow peas

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas, drained

  • ½ (16 ounce) package firm tofu, cut into strips

  • 16 baby corn, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cup grated carrots

  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced

  • 2 green onions, cut on the diagonal

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine water, brown rice, and salt in a pressure cooker. Close and secure the lid; bring to high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions. Cook for 10 minutes. Release pressure naturally according to manufacturer's instructions. Drain any remaining water and transfer rice to a large bowl.

  2. Whisk lime juice, olive oil, sesame oil, Thai basil, and chile pepper in a small bowl to make dressing.

  3. Toast sesame seeds in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  4. Cook and stir snow peas in the same skillet until bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  5. Arrange snow peas, chickpeas, tofu, baby corn, carrots, and green bell pepper over the brown rice. Drizzle dressing over the entire bowl; toss to mix. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top. Garnish with green onions and cilantro.

Cook's Note:

I prefer cooking rice in a pressure cooker. If you want, use your preferred method instead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

583 Calories
23g Fat
81g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 583
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Sodium 692mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 13g 47%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 59mg 296%
Calcium 303mg 23%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 713mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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