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How to make a healthy veggie bowl with items in your pantry

Posted at 9:24 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 09:43:08-04

In the theme of making a dish from ingredients you most likely already have at home, Chef Elizabeth Suvedi from Spectrum Health’s Culinary Medicine program would like to demonstrate how to make a Roasted Vegetable Grain Bowl.

1. Select a grain to cook. Measure 1 cup of the grain and the corresponding amount of liquid.
2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water or stock to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in 1 cup
of the grain and then reduce heat so liquid is a low simmer, cover and cook for time listed.
3. The grain is done cooking when it is soft and slightly chewy to the bite. Fluff with a fork when
done cooking.

Note: To speed up the cooking time, you can pre-soak the grains in water prior to cooking. Drain soaked water before cooking.

Make your own Plant-Based Bowl by roasting some vegetables, seasoning them, adding some beans and then garnishing with lemon juice or Balsamic Vinegar.

Spectrum Health is offering virtual Culinary Medicine series that starts on April 29. There are limited spots available, so sign up soon!

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