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BBQ Tempeh Rice Bowl

This BBQ Tempeh Rice Bowl is super easy to make, perfect for meal prep, pack-able for your food containers, packed with bold flavors that the whole family love. A naturally vegan 20 minute meal which is keeper even for the pickiest kids.

Large bowl with rice, tempeh marianted in BBQ sauce, and pan roasted broccoli.

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Now you can be sure this BBQ Tempeh Rice Bowl is a keeper for any quick dinner ideas.

It is: filing, hearty, protein rich, easy, comforting, healthy, texture perfect in and out thanks to tempeh and broccolini.

After about 20 minutes in the oven, the tempeh marinated in BBQ sauce is ready.

What you need for this baked Tempeh

  • Tempeh
  • BBQ sauce

Basically you need only 2 simple ingredients for this BBQ Tempeh recipe. Not counting salt and pepper.

Preparation is easy as always: mix BBQ sauce and tempeh, season with salt and pepper, and get ready for baking.

Broccoli is roasted with a touch of oil in a pan, seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic slices.

What’s in this rice bowl:

  • rice
  • minced garlic
  • broccolini
  • BBQ sauce
  • Tempeh

An easy meal prep idea: this recipe also reheats beautifully.

Making the BBQ Tempeh Rice Bowl

Preheat oven to 415°F.

After preparing the marinated Tempeh, reserve rest of BBQ sauce for serving. On a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper, distribute marinated Tempeh evenly, and bake for around 20 minutes.

Meanwhile cook your rice according the manufacturer’s directions. Mine was ready in around 8 minutes.

The BBQ Tempeh Rice Bowl is a great family dinner.

Now heat a bit of oil (or vegetable broth, if you avoid oil for any reason). Add broccolini and minced garlic and fry everything for around 6 minutes. You really want some texture in your broccolini, otherwise it can be too mushy and tasteless.

So for me 6 minutes is ideal, but feel free to adjust to your own liking and taste.

Serve in bowls or on plates. Enjoy and serve with the remaining BBQ sauce.

Top view of the assembled bowl, ready to eat!

Once you’ve tried it, you want to eat this almost everyday for dinner, lunch, bento boxes, lunch boxes and so much more. It is so satisfying, filling and high in flavor with little effort even for make ahead meals.

Prepare it a couple of days in advance. I would say around 5 is absolutely fine, and enjoy even more fantastic flavors that you can have at any day of the week in no time.

Reason to love this BBQ Tempeh Rice Bowl even more and variations:

Smoked tempeh: prepare the BBQ tempeh like in the instructions above, but  add 3 tsp liquid smoke

Black rice: only recently I served it with black rice which turns out delicious. For real it will take a bit longer, simply because black rice needs a longer cooking time. But it was all worth the effort.

Perfect flavor combination of sweet and spicy.

Grilled tempeh: instead of using the oven use your outdoor grill, or grilling pan this will add even more texture and BBQ flavor.

Coleslaw recipe: use your favorite coleslaw prepare this BBQ tempeh according the directions, put it on bagels, bread or rolls with coleslaw to have a tasty BBQ tempeh sandwich.

This BBQ Tempeh Rice Bowl is super easy to make and ready in 20 minutes! It is a keeper for any meal prep, dinner, lunch and naturally vegan. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #budgetmeals #bbqtempeh #ricebowl #contentednesscooking #20minutemeals

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Love seeing all your remakes.

Enjoy, Florian.

Top view of the assembled bowl, ready to eat!

BBQ Tempeh Rice Bowl

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This BBQ Tempeh Rice Bowl is super easy to make, perfect for meal prep, pack-able for your food containers, packed with bold flavors that the whole family love. A naturally vegan 20 minute meal which is keeper even for the pickiest kids.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite or try my Sugar Free BBQ Sauce)
  • 10 oz tempeh
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the Tempeh into half-inch sized cubes. Mix BBQ sauce and tempeh, season with salt and pepper, and get ready for baking.
  2. Preheat oven to 415°F. On a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper, distribute marinated Tempeh evenly, and bake for around 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile cook your rice according the manufacturer's directions. Mine was ready in around 8 minutes.
  4. Now heat a bit of oil (or vegetable broth, if you avoid oil for any reason). Add broccolini and minced garlic and fry everything for around 6 minutes.
  5. Serve all in bowls on on plates.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 40.7gFiber: 3.4gSugar: 13gProtein: 6.7g
Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
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