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Simple Sesame-Ginger Broccoli Macro Bowl
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5 from 2 votes

Simple Sesame-Ginger Broccoli Macro Bowl

Steamed broccoli is nestled over a bed of warm brown rice and drizzled with a tangy sesame-ginger sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 3
Author: Ashley Melillo | Blissful Basil


  • 8 cup fresh broccoli florets (about two heads of broccoli)
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup raw unhulled sesame seeds or hulled sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 ½ tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari*
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon minced 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.
  • Serve immediately.


*You can substitute reduced-sodium soy sauce if you don't need to keep this gluten-free.