Steamed broccoli is nestled over a bed of warm brown rice and drizzled with a tangy sesame-ginger sauce.
Author: Ashley Melillo | Blissful Basil
8cupfresh broccoli florets (about two heads of broccoli)
4cupscooked brown rice
¼cupraw unhulled sesame seeds or hulled sesame seeds
2 ½tablespoonstoasted sesame oil
2tablespoonsfresh lime juice
1tablespoonpure maple syrup
½tablespoonapple cider vinegar
1teaspoonminced fresh ginger root
Steam the broccoli in a steamer or steamer basket for 10-15 minutes or until tender or to desired doneness.
While the broccoli is steaming, make the sesame-ginger sauce by adding the sesame seeds, water, sesame oil, tamari, lime juice, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and minced ginger to a blender. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes or until smooth (note: if you're using unhulled sesame seeds, it's difficult to get it perfectly smooth but blend until it's close).
Divide your cooked brown rice between 3 bowls. Top with the broccoli, and drizzle with the sesame-ginger sauce.
*You can substitute reduced-sodium soy sauce if you don't need to keep this gluten-free.