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Those of you who have been around the Smart Nutrition block for a little while may notice that this sauce looks suspiciously familiar. Yup, it’s almost an exact replica of the life-changing walnut sauce I paired with salad rolls a few months ago. It’s so life-changing that I can’t just leave it to one recipe! You need any and all versions of this sauce in your life.
I replaced some of the canola oil for sesame oil. I’d like to say that it was a genius idea of mine but I confess that this invention was born out of necessity. I didn’t have enough canola oil for the full recipe but I already started making it so… sesame oil subbed in! I enjoyed the flavour so much I just knew it needed to be paired with even more sesame seeds on top.
Why It’s A Smart Choice
This is a fully balanced meal, all in one bowl. You’ve got your protein in the chicken, complex fibre-filled carbs in the brown rice, and healthy fats in the sauce. And, of course, you can load this bowl up with veggies! Which I highly recommend. (shocking suggestion from a Dietitian, isn’t it?)
And for those of you who can’t eat dairy, this is a good meal for helping to meet your daily calcium goals. Both the broccoli and the sesame seeds contain calcium.
If you give this recipe a go, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram! I’d love to see your creations! Knowing someone has enjoyed one of my recipes always makes my day brighter.
Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl Recipe
Sesame Walnut Sauce
- ¾ cup walnut halves
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 1/2 cup water
- ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
- 3 tbsp vinegar
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp tahini or sesame seeds
- 2 cloves garlic
- Leftover cooked rice
- Grilled chicken or from a rotisserie chicken
- Grated carrots
- Broccoli florets
- Sesame walnut sauce
- Sesame seeds
- Place the sauce ingredients in a blend and blend until smooth.
- Layer bowls with the ingredients in the order listed.
- Eat and enjoy!
- Recipe for sauce will be enough for about 4 servings.
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