This quick and healthy 30 minute bowl features steamed greens – like kale, broccoli and bok choy – topped with a tahini sauce. Tahini is a mild-tasting white sauce made from toasted, ground sunflower seeds.

Serves 4 | 30 minutes

Ingredients for the bowl:

  • Brown rice with steamed greens and tahini sauce.
  • 2 cup greens (kale, broccoli, bok choy, or spinach)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice

Tahini sauce:

  • ½  cup water
  • 6 tbsp tahini
  • 3 cloves fresh crushed garlic
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice (1 1/2 lemons)
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  1. Lightly steam greens, being careful not to overcook.
  2. Next, lightly toast sunflower seeds in toaster oven or in a dry skillet You’ll only need a couple of tablespoons per serving – keep any extra in a jar for future use.
  3. Make the tahini sauce by stirring all ingredients in a jar, or blend in a blender until smooth. Add extra water for a thinner sauce. Store any extra sauce in the fridge for future use.
  4. Assembly: Add half a cup of rice to each bowl. Add tahini sauce, top with steamed greens and sprinkle with sunflower seeds. This dish can be served warm or cold.
Variations: Use soba (3-4 oz per serving) or other whole grain noodles in place of rice. Add marinated or sautéed tofu for extra protein. Top with sliced avocado, pickled ginger and nori seaweed.