Sometimes, when you don't know what you want to eat, the best thing to do is throw everything in a bowl. At least I'm assuming that's what the original creator of the rice bowl was thinking. 

In fact, that's exactly what I was thinking a few weeks ago when I created this recipe. I wanted something hearty, but also refreshing; nutritious, but also flavorful; warm, but also cool. Thus, my rice bowl was born.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Rice Bowls

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:45 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr
  • Servings:3
  • Easy


  • 1 cup dry rice
  • 1 sweet potato diced
  • 2 shallots peeled and halved
  • 1 small head cauliflower cored and chopped
  • 1 small head broccoli cored and chopped
  • 1 avocado cut in half with pit removed thinly sliced
  • Your choice protein: chicken tofu salmon etc.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tahini dressing or other dressing
sauce, chicken, broccoli
Emily Shea
  • Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 425°F.

  • Step 2

    Fill a medium-sized pot with 2 cups of water, a large pinch of salt and rice. Heat on high until boiling. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer. Cook until all the water has been absorbed and rice can be easily fluffed with a fork. (Your cook time will depend on which type of rice you choose.) Cover to keep warm while your vegetables cook.

  • Step 3

    Once oven is preheated, place the sweet potato, shallots, cauliflower and broccoli on a greased baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss until thoroughly combined. Bake for 30 minutes or until sweet potato is tender when pierced with a fork. Toss vegetables halfway through cook time.

  • Step 4

    While the rice and vegetables cook, prepare your protein of choice. (I used tofu, which I baked in advance.)

  • Step 5

    Assemble your bowls by dividing the rice between 3 bowls and adding the roasted vegetables and protein. Top with thinly-sliced avocado and drizzle with tahini dressing. Enjoy!

Now that you have a good base recipe, don't be afraid to substitute the ingredients. Top with fresh radishes instead of avocado, or have both. Try forbidden rice instead of white rice. Top with a teriyaki dressing. The world is your oyster!