Five-Spice Harmony Bowl Recipe

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Five-Spice Harmony Bowl Recipe
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
391
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1.1%
Protein
16g
31%
Carbs
84g
28%
Vitamin A
900µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
30.5%
Vitamin C
45mg
75%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
1181µg
100%
Calcium
121mg
12%
Fiber
10g
38%
Folate (food)
104µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
104µg
26%
Iron
5mg
26%
Magnesium
277mg
69%
Monounsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
32%
Phosphorus
449mg
64%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
1129mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.4%
Sodium
364mg
15%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.7%
Zinc
6mg
37%

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