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This Is Your New Favorite Rice Bowl

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February 07, 2018

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Photo: Quentin Bacon. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

JBF Award winner Ellie Krieger shares her formula for constructing gratifying grain bowls: you need something leafy, something crunchy, and something pickled. Case in point? This rice bowl, which features baby kale, pickled red onions, and chopped peanuts. For her base, Krieger turns to black rice (also called forbidden rice) for its "nutty texture and sex appeal," but you could use brown or red rice, or even farro, barley, or quinoa.

Follow the recipe to the letter, or use it to ignite new combinations: as Krieger explains, "these meals-in-a-bowl are templates for creativity and can easily be built around whatever ingredients are in season, what you are in the mood for, and what you have on hand." Make it your own tonight.