Tangy Nourishment Bowl With Ginger-Miso Dressing


When I first read through this recipe I thought "I don't really get you, but I have a feeling you're going to be delicious." I mean, turmeric and beetroot? To me that was a questionable combination of flavours. But oh my god this bowl is so amazing. This is a slightly adapted version of Deliciously Ella's Spring Salad, I just tweaked it a bit to suit what we were craving.   
The rice and bean mixture provides a wholesome base that gives you a lot of sustenance without feeling heavy in your stomach, actually it tasted so good on its own that I had to keep "testing it for seasoning" before I'd even added the toppings. 
The dressing is so tangy and fresh that it makes you want to sing from the rooftops. You know, when something's so tangy it makes you want to sing.....No? The spicy, zesty flavour of the fresh ginger is totally balanced by the salty miso and bitter turmeric. And I love that the vibrant colour from the turmeric is basically the dressing giving you a heads up saying, "hey, I taste as bright and bold as I look." 
All of the toppings in this bowl bring something different, which is perfect because it means that each mouthful that you carefully construct on your fork has a different combination of flavours and textures. You can have earthy beetroot, peppery rocket, creamy avocado or pops of sweet pomegranate. And of course the dressing, which makes every mouthful even more delicious because it goes perfectly with every bite. It actually enhances and intensifies the flavours of the other ingredients; it makes the avocado creamier, the beetroot earthier and the rocket...pepperier? My favourite thing about this bowl trend that currently seems to be all over Pinterest is that you can mix your ingredients a different way each time you take a bite. Unless you're one of those people who goes in like a madman and mixes the whole thing together before digging in. 
This is such a clever, simple recipe that I can't help but fall a bit more in love with Deliciously Ella. *swoon*
Serves 2 
1 cup brown rice
1 tin black beans
1 carrot, grated
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 handfuls rocket
1 handful pomegranate seeds
1 large cooked beetroot, cut into chunks (not the ones in vinegar)
1 avocado, mashed with salt, pepper and a large pinch of dried chilli flakes
For the dressing
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons miso paste 
2 teaspoons soy sauce

1. Cook rice according to packet instructions, when cooked and drained add the black beans and soy sauce. Leave mix to cool slightly. 

2. In a small bowl mix together the grated ginger, miso paste, lemon juice, soy sauce and turmeric until combined. 

3. Stir grated carrot and pomegranate into rice mixture. 

4. Serve in 2 large bowls. Top the rice mixture with the rocket, beetroot and mashed avocado then drizzle the dressing over the top. 

Have you tried any of Deliciously Ella's recipe's? 

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