September 21, 2010

Simply Raw: Rice Bowl

I apologize for not being around much lately, but I'm busy! Since switching my major to nutrition, I've had to plunge head first into a sea of chemistry and it's taking up a huge part of my life at the moment. Between the course load, going to the gym and trying to have a social life, I'm pooped and lack motivation to cook. When I told my friend that she said, "You? Not want to cook?" I know, shocking. But yes, lately I've honestly been making SIABs or salads for dinner and calling it a night. However, tonight I wanted to whip something together to share with you guys. Luckily for me, what I decided to make required little prep work and zero cooking.

Raw "rice" bowl


- 2 cups cauliflower, cut into medium florets
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
- Pinch o' red pepper flake

Marinated vegetables

- 1/3 cup crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1/2 large zucchini, cut into thin planks or rounds
- 2 tbsp shoyu or braggs
- 2 tbsp brown rice vinegar
- 2 tsp olive oil

- 1/4 bell pepper, julienned
- 1 small carrot, julienned
- 1 tsp raw sesame seeds, for garnish

- For rice, place ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it reaches a rice-like consistency. Set aside.
- Combine marinade ingredients and divide into 2 bowls. Place the mushrooms and zucchini in each bowl and toss to combine. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, stirring every once in a while.
- When ready to eat, assemble the bowl. Toss the "rice" with a few tablespoons of leftover marinade. Top with marinated veggies, pepper and carrots and garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Serves 1

Raw food does it again! This was beyond amazing. I love the process of marinading vegetables because they get so soft and flavorful; if only I could plunge into a sea of marinated mushrooms instead of chemistry. The dish tasted completely similar to cooked rice bowls but was so much fresher and lighter. Like all raw food, I was left feeling satisfied but not stuffed and had a burst of energy! This dish proves that raw food doesn't have to be intimidating or complex - it uses common ingredients, is simple and easy to prepare, and is lower in fat than most raw recipes.

A new focus of my blog is to be posting recipes that are relatively easy and quick to prepare. Like I said, I'm going to be very busy for a while, so I don't have time to think of complicated recipes that take multiple hours to prepare and cook. Over the summer I had that luxury because I had plenty of time, but now there's just no way that can happen. So, expect to see a lot of quick and easy meals on Organically Me, but rest assured they will all be healthy, delicious whole foods.


  1. Girl, you and me both! I am actually taking a 10 minute break from Chemistry. There is only so much I can cram into my brain at once.

  2. We can do it! I literally end up doing problems until my head hurts.