Colorful Veggie Filled Brown Rice with a Ginger-Lemon Dressing Winter Salad #SundaySupper

This is a delicious, filling, and totally nutritious salad that is perfect for a hearty meal! I mean just look at all the wonderful colors and tasty ingredients!

Salad Ingredients

This salad was inspired from a lunch that I shared with my daughter at Life Alive in Cambridge. MA. This was one of the amazing places that my daughter wanted to share with me on one of my visits to Boston.  Since I live in California which is 3,145 miles from Boston, I have had to recreate my own salad with a nod to the healthy and scrumptious essence of what I experienced in Cambridge.

Life Alive inspired Colorful Veggie Filled Brown Rice with a Ginger-Lemon Dressing

There are so many things that I love about this salad…

  • The warm, creamy, and earthy flavor of the short grain brown rice
  • The cool, crispy crunch of the fresh chopped veggies
  • Protein packed tofu
  • the tangy taste of the ginger-lemon dressing.

All of this together makes a hearty plate bursting with nutrition. That tastes soooooo good!

Life ALive Goddess Copy Cat

What makes Life Alive’s bowls so tasty is their Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce. I found a few different copycat versions on-line, and I decided that I really liked the version from Sarah Fit. This recipe is full of ginger, garlic and lemon. What’s not to love about that?

The first thing that I do is to throw the short grain brown rice and water into the rice cooker. I simply love my rice cooker! I only bought my first one a couple of years ago – I do not know what took me so long to discover the ease of cooking all kinds of grains in the rice cooker. I know I am late to the party, but I am so glad that I finally arrived. The rice cooks while I make the dressing and chop the veggies. This way everything is ready at the same time. I like the combination of the warm creamy rice with the cool crunchy veggies.

After the rice is underway, I make the Ginger-Lemon dressing. I use my Nutribullet to whip up the dressing. I first drop the ginger and garlic into the blender and it chops it up into a fine paste.

Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce

I then add the remaining ingredients and whip it together for another moment.

Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce

The result is a wonderful oh-so amazing creamy and tangy Ginger-Lemon Dressing. Yum!

Once the dressing is made, I chop all of the veggies and tofu. I like them chopped small. I massage the kale with a few drops of olive oil. Then everything is ready! Plate the rice, top with the kale, add the veggies… Colorful Veggie Filled Brown Rice with a Ginger-Lemon Dressing Winter Salad

And then drizzle on the dressing. Voila! A scrumptious and nutritious hearty winter salad perfect for lunch or dinner. Really, this would be good anytime. As my husband commented, “This would pair perfectly with a chilled glass of white wine in the summer.” Maybe, just maybe, I will be serving this at my next ladies pool party.
Colorful Veggie Filled Brown Rice with Ginger-Lemon Dressing

Colorful Veggie Filled Brown Rice with a Ginger-Lemon Dressing Winter Salad Recipe

Ingredients (Per Serving)

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped beets
  • 1/3 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/3 cup cubed firm tofu
  • Large handful of oil massaged organic kale (With your hands lightly ‘massage” kale with a drop or two of olive oil.)
  • Ginger-Lemon Dressing (A copycat of Life Alive’s Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce) Recipe Below

Directions

  1. Chop veggies (carrots, beets, broccoli) into small chunks
  2. Cut Tofu into small cubes
  3. Plate cooked brown rice onto serving plate
  4. Top with oil-massaged kale
  5. Top with chopped veggies
  6. Drizzle salad with Ginger Lemon Dressing

Ginger-Lemon Dressing Recipe

From Sarah Fit

Ginger Lemon Dressing

Ingredients (Makes 3 Servings)

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 inches of fresh peeled ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (about one lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons of Tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water

Directions

  1. Using a small blender or Nutribullet – extract garlic and ginger until it is a fine paste.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and blend well –  until you have a creamy sauce.

The Goddess Life Alive Salad

Does that not look downright delicious or what?!?

If you love hearty salads as much as I do, then you really need to check out these favorites contributed to Sunday Supper!
#SundaySupper Winter Salads

 

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  7. Ginger and lemon- such a great combination of flavors for the dressing!

    1. Yes – it is one of my favorites!

  8. It’s funny that I am reading this because we just got home from a new salad place, and I was wondering what tofu tasted like…since I’ve never had it before. This salad sounds good to me. I think I will be trying tofu soon.

    1. To be honest, I am not always a huge tofu fan, but with this dressing and the firm tofu – it really is yummy! And packed with nutrients! Go ahead and give it a try – you will be surprised.

  9. I love recipes that incorporate brown rice into them. It is better for maintaining a healthy glucose level than white rice.

    1. Yes, that is one of the reasons I love brown rice as well.

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    1. It is delicious!

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    1. Me too! It makes them so much more filling.

  12. I’m not a salad/veggie eater but that dressing looks so yummi! I love lemon on food.

    1. The tangy flavor is wonderful!

  13. Yum! This looks awesome! We make “buddha bowls” in our house, a grain, lots of veggies, and a nutrient dense dressing. This looks like it would fit the bill! I am going to have to try it.

    1. I like the title- Buddha Bowls! Yes this would fit 🙂

  14. This looks amazing! Always looking for veggie options! And ginger dressing is my favorite!

    1. I pretty much love ginger anything!

  15. What amazing colors and textures! I’m a big fan of vegan options and try to incorporate them in my diet a few times a week. Can’t wait to try this!!!!

    1. Thanks, Monica! I try to add a little vegan recipes into my life as well.

  16. Stacey this is a dish I would love! I’m partial to colorful recipes 🙂

    1. Yes, you need to try this dressing! Nice and spicy.

  17. OMG this looks incredible. I must try this, and I love all those vegetables. Fab recipe

    1. Thanks, Megan. Enjoy!

  18. oo this does look delicious! I am always looking for more salad options and this dressing would definitely spice it up a bit! YUM

    1. The dressing is nice and tangy. Definitely will spice it up.

  19. What a colorful salad. I am sure it tastes yummy as well. I can’t wait to try this.

    1. I hope you enjoy it!

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  23. This looks delicious I love a wholesome and healthy salad. I love the burst of colour too makes it seem even more appetizing!

    1. Yes, so colorful!

  24. Hi Stacey, this looks like my kind of salad. Love the combination of ingredients and especially the dressing.

    1. Enjoy! I love this one.

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  28. WOW !!!! What a treasure trove of recipes !! Thanks Stacey, can’t wait to try them

    1. Me too! So many good salads from some amazing chefs!

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    1. Thanks – it is delicious!

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