Broccoli Pepper Bowls with Sriracha Teriyaki Sauce
Prep and cooking time: 30 minutes
I had a lot of broccoli to use up, so Jimmy requested something like steamed broccoli with rice and soy sauce. I decided to take that to another level and make these exciting bowls of fun! You can prepare all the ingredients while your rice is cooking. Within a half hour, you have a bowl of spicy deliciousness (and healthiness)! Jimmy LOVED this! What really makes this meal is the sauce! We will likely use this sauce for a weekend dish (such as grilled chicken teriyaki). This is an easy vegetarian recipe that only takes 30 minutes from start to finish!
- 1 cup of brown rice (uncooked)
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 1 red pepper cut in medium-sized strips
- ½ Vidalia onion (or yellow onion) cut in medium-sized strips
- Olive oil
- 3 green onions chopped
Sriracha Teriyaki Ingredients:
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- ½ cup water
- 1 T ginger grated
- 1 T rice wine vinegar
- 1 T brown sugar
- 1 ½ T corn starch
- 1 teas sriracha sauce
- Begin with rice:
- Cook brown rice according to package directions (the brand I used took ½ hour)
- Prepare teriyaki sauce:
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, water, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar, corn starch and sriracha
- With about 1 teas. olive oil, over medium heat, sauté garlic in a small sauce pan for 2 minutes
- Add contents of mixing bowl to pan and bring to boil
- Reduce heat (be sure to stir while it is reducing) and let simmer on low (stir occasionally) until ready to use
- Prepare peppers and onions:
- With about 1 T olive oil, in sauté pan over medium high heat, sauté peppers and onions for 5 minutes, then reduce to low to keep warm until ready to use
- Prepare broccoli:
- In a medium sauce pan/pot – fill up to an inch of water and bring to boil
- Place broccoli in a steamer basket and place on top of the pan and cover, steam for 7 minutes. Note – steamer basket should be above the water, not submerged in water.
- Assemble / Serve:
- When everything finishes – assemble / portion into bowls, placing rice on the bottom, and broccoli and pepper/onion mix on top
- Drizzle teriyaki sauce (about 2 T per bowl – or more/less to taste) over top and garnish with green onions
- This makes 2 big servings or 3 mid-sized servings.
- A little of the sauce goes a long way, so you will have extra sauce; you can save it for the weekend for chicken teriyaki, or use it as a dip for dumplings or other veggies.
- If you do not like spicy, you can reduce or leave out sriracha.