Butternut, Black Rice & Kale Bowl in Tahini Sauce

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 40 min 4
Butternut, Black Rice & Kale Bowl in Tahini Sauce
Health Rating
Nutrient dense bowl that you can prep ahead for quick lunches.


1 cup (dry) Black rice
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (tahini sauce)
1/2 cup Lemon juice (tahini sauce)
2 tbsp Rice wine vinegar (tahini sauce)
6 tbsp Tahini (tahini sauce)
2 tbsp Water (tahini sauce)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced; tahini sauce)
1 pinch Salt (to taste; tahini sauce)
1 dash Black pepper (to taste; tahini sauce)
1 squash Butternut squash (medium, seeds removed, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 large pepper(s) Red bell pepper (diced small)
1 medium White onion (diced small)
1 bunch Kale (washed, stems removed, and cut into thin strips)
1 tsp Soy sauce, low sodium


1. Cook black rice according to package instructions and set aside.

2. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, tahini, water, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. Place butternut in a steam basket and cook until just tender, approximately 8 minutes.

4. While the butternut is steaming, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the red pepper and onion and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Add to black rice.

 5. Add more oil to the sauté pan if needed and add the kale. Sauté for 1 minute and add soy sauce. Sauté for 1 minute more, or until kale is just wilted.

 6. To assemble the bowl, divide kale among plates. Top with rice, then the butternut squash. Add additional toppings of choice such as walnuts, dried cranberries, and avocado if desired. Drizzle the bowls with as much tahini sauce as you like. Enjoy!


Quick Tips:


Any remaining tahini sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. The sauce is also great on a mixed greens salad or over steamed vegetables.

Nutritional Highlights:


High in vitamins A and C, and one of the best sources of vitamin K that's important for blood clotting.

Black rice

Extremely high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. A great gluten-free addition to the diet.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 686
Calories from fat 230
Calories from saturated fat 31
Total Fat 25.6 g
Saturated Fat 3.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 156 mg
Potassium 2288 mg
Total Carbohydrate 94 g
Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
Sugars 11.8 g
Protein 18.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 0.5
Meat Alternative 0.7
Vegetables 7.4

Energy sources

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