This is one of my all time favourite recipes; it’s so quick and simple to make and is packed full of so much goodness but there’s absolutely no compromising on flavour. And the best part is that all you have to do to make it is chuck everything in the pan and mix it together – which comes in handy seen as it’s so moreish!
Brown rice is such an amazing source of carbohydrates because unlike white rice the outer kernel hasn’t been removed, meaning that it contains around 80% more nutrients! This wonder grain packs in fiber and protein to keep you fuller for longer, thiamine to keep your nervous system healthy and manganese which contributes to a normal energy yielding metabolism. Miso is one of my cupboard staples and its rich flavour pairs perfectly with the brown rice whilst at the same time being perfectly balanced by the tamari, tahini and lemon juice. Miso is fermented which makes it amazing for digestion and it’s also a rich source of calcium, iron and protein whilst the tamari is a great source of vitamin B3. And then there’s the tahini – I could go on all day about how amazing that stuff is but to keep it short and sweet, it’s packed full of goodness including a generous dose of healthy fats, protein and essential minerals such as zinc and calcium which will leave your skin glowing and your bones strong.
The more tahini the better in this recipe because firstly, there’s no such thing as too much tahini and secondly, it’s what makes the rice so sticky! I’ve stated 1-2 tbsp but if I’m being completely honest I just pour a ton out of the tub… no shame.
I could eat bowlfuls of this rice on its own but my favourite way to serve it is alongside peas, sautéed spinach and green lentils or roasted cinnamon, paprika and coconut sugar sweet potato cubes – all finished off with a drizzle of (yep, you guessed it) extra tahini; my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1 serving of brown rice
- 1-2 tbsp tahini
- 1.5 tbsp tamari
- 1.5 tsp miso paste
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- Cook the rice according to the package instructions, I use boil in the bag.
- Once the rice has finished cooking, transfer it to a pan over a low heat and add the lemon juice, tamari, miso paste and tahini and mix until well combined.
- If you want the rice to be stickier then simply add more tahini.
- Serve and enjoy! I love this alongside spinach, peas and green lentils or roasted sweet potato chunks – with lots of extra tahini of course!
If you make this, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @nourishingyas x