Five-Spice Harmony Bowl Recipe

Five-Spice Harmony Bowl Recipe
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Five-Spice Harmony Bowl
Lindsay S. Nixon

Five-Spice Harmony Bowl

Macro bowls, short for macrobiotic bowls, are popping up on menus everywhere, particularly on the West Coast. They’re usually composed of warm whole grains, leafy green vegetables, and another vegetable or beans. This combination follows the principles of macrobiotics, a diet that focuses on eating foods that create balance in the body. Inner harmony has never tasted so good.

2
Servings
255
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • One 10-ounce package frozen turnip greens, or other greens
  • Salt, to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup wild rice, cooked according to package directions

Directions

In a bowl, whisk the broth, five-spice powder, garlic powder, and ground ginger together. Transfer to a skillet and add the sweet potato. Bring to a boil over high heat and continue to cook until potatoes are fork-tender, about 3-8 minutes.

Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl and add the cornstarch mixture to the skillet. Allow the sauce to thicken for about 1 minute. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside. Cook the greens according to package directions, squeezing out any excess water. Season to taste with salt, if desired.

Plate the greens, then add ½ cup of cooked rice on top of each plate. Give the sweet potato mixture a good stir, then scoop half onto each plate and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
1g
1%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
35mg
4%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
57mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
151mg
22%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
255mg
17%
Water
165g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.