Delicious Buckwheat Grain Bowl
January 5, 2020 - 1 Comments
Now that a new year has begun, like many others, we are looking to jump-start the year with a variety of healthy and delicious grain bowl recipes. The great thing about this is that you can create and build your own bowl with your favorite additions.
We have started the year off with an easy grain bowl recipe using the superfood grain known as buckwheat or Kasha. With this easy buckwheat bowl recipe, all you need to do is choose and add your favorite fresh fruit, fresh vegetable, and a protein. By accenting the buckwheat with a colorful medley of various food groups and savory flavors, it brings a burst of taste as well as excellent nutritional value to your mouth.
Buckwheat or Kasha as known by Eastern Europeans is an ancient grain not containing wheat, which has many nutrition benefits. Buckwheat is a superfood grain and good source of fiber, protein, and vitamin B. This superfood grain can make some of the best bowl recipes, including easy salad bowl recipes, healthy protein bowls, breakfast grain bowls, fall bowls, cold lunch bowls or lunch bowl ideas in general, etc. Our personal favorite, however, is to create your own bowl using buckwheat groats.
For one of our personal recipes, we have chosen to build a delicious healthy buckwheat grain bowl idea adding avocado, broccoli, grapes, and some seafood to enrich the bowl with extra protein. It was pertinent that our buckwheat grain base is perfect in texture. Not too soft and not too hard, but perfectly firm. The grapes add the perfect hint of sweetness and crisp to enhance each bite.
Shrimp and Avocado
We added sea scallops and shrimp to give that great value of lean protein with just the right hint of flavoring not overpowering the dish. Raw broccoli was a good choice if you’re looking for a power-packed crunch with great nutritional benefits and avocado brings forth that mild delicate flavor.
How to make an ancient grain bowl?
Prepping steps are not complex, and do not take a lot of your valuable time.
1. Place previously pan-fried kasha in the bowl.
2. Pan fry seafood, in our case shrimp and sea scallops and place it int the bowl.
3. Peel and cut avocado in strips and place it in the bowl.
4. Wash broccoli florets, cut into thin strips and place it in the bowl.
5. Wash grapes, cut into halves and place it in the bowl.
6. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
Meal prep is over and we are ready to enjoy this fresh and healthy grain loaded meal.
A very nice thing about this particular recipe is that you can pick and choose your ingredients on the fly. Say you would like to cut the seafood from it and make a vegan or vegetarian grain bowl but need more protein added? , no problem just add tofu or other healthy ingredients.
Are you ready for grains for lunch?
We often find ourselves eating some variety of grains for lunch. Pan-fried buckwheat found it’s permanent spot on our lunch menu. We always tend to cook way more than we can eat at one seating, even for four of us. So for us, it is always easy to come up with foods that are rich in nutrients and pair well with the grain bowls.
How to prepare a healthy bowl for lunch?
Option 1 Vegan-friendly – contains no seafood.
Kasha, avocado, grapes, broccoli.
Option 2 Packed with seafood-based protein.
Kasha, Scallops, Shrimp, avocado, grapes, broccoli.
As you can see the opportunities here are endless as far as your add-ons, and it’s super easy to pack these and take it to work. As far as grain bowl dressing goes we would recommend extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar.
What we truly love about these is that you can easily meal prep a variety of these bowls for the entire week. Pan-fry kasha first, cut veggies, fruit and come up with different options as far as your additional protein goes.
You will also feel good after you eat these grain powered healthy bowls, you will not feel heavy or very tired. They simply keep you satisfied and provide a healthy and powerful nutrition value for you to keep you going through the day.
Cost of ingredients for this grain bowl;
- Shrimp around $2
- Scallops around $2
- Kasza around 0.60 cent
- Avocado around 0.50 cent
- Brocolli and grapes obviously do not add much of a cost to it.
So all for about $5-6 which is pretty cheap compared to if you would have to buy it.
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Healthy and delicious pan-fried buckwheat grain bowl, loaded with protein and vegetables. Jump-start your year with delicious avocado, broccoli, grapes, shrimp, scallops and of course pan-fried buckwheat.
- 20 g Broccoli Raw
- 20 g Shrimp pan-fried 4 medium shrimp
- 50 g Scallops pan-fried 2 medium scallops
- 60 g Avocado fresh
- 20 g Grapes
Place previously pan-fried kasha in the bowl.
Pan fry seafood, in our case shrimp and sea scallops and place it int the bowl.
Peel and cut avocado in strips and place it in the bowl.
Wash broccoli florets, cut into thin strips and place it in the bowl.
Wash grapes, cut into halves and place it in the bowl.
Season with freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!