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CA Grain Bowl

How to Build a Delicious Grain Bowl

  • Author: Teri Turner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Grain Bowl is perfect for easy weeknight eating and meal prepping for your whole week!


Extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper


Garlic powder

Or your favorite spices



White or brown rice


Cauliflower rice



Magic Elixirs:

Smoky Red Pepper Sauce

Spicy Poblano Sauce

Pistachio Pesto

Marinated Red Onions



Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

Butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch-thick half moons


Mushrooms, we used brown cremini but all work

Cauliflower, cut into florets


Bell peppers, seeded and sliced into 4 equal parts

Avocado, sliced

Black or green olives, sliced



Sizzling Everyday Roasted Chicken Breast

Jammy Eggs

Pork Tenderloin


Crunchy Toppings


Pumpkin seeds




Preheat oven to 375°F.


Cook your favorite grain to use as a base for your bowl and set aside.


Prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet.


In a large bowl, add the sweet potatoes, butternut squash and bell peppers or vegetables of choice. Drizzle in olive oil from California and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Spread the mixture evenly over the baking sheet. Using the same bowl, toss cauliflower florets with olive oil and your favorite spices, such as paprika and garlic powder. Spread them on the baking sheet with the rest of the vegetables.


Cook the vegetables until golden and cooked to your liking, about 40 minutes. 


Assemble the Bowl:

In a serving bowl, add your favorite grain, choice of roasted vegetables, some greens and your protein of choice. This bowl is extra delicious with some California avocado slices. Don’t forget to serve and top it off with your favorite magic elixir!


If you want to take it an extra step, sprinkle some Smoky Pepitas on top, recipe in The No Crumbs Left cookbook!

Keywords: grain bowl, whole grain bowl