Look, we love Cafe Gratitude as much as the next kale enthusiasts, but sometimes we want a nourishing grain bowl without having to pay $9 and tell our server what we do to create abundance in our lives. (Our rule of thumb is that no matter what the question of the day at Cafe Gratitude is, my answer is "breast-feeding"). So for those nights, we created this version of the Yo Soy Mucho bowl at Cafe Gratitude...for way cheaper/mas barato. If you have cooked rice already, you can just heat it up and add in the fixins--try freezing cooked rice in 1-cup portions to use as emergency food when you don't want to cook!
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1 cup brown rice
2 and 1/4 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
3-4 leaves kale, sliced into very fine ribbons
1 avocado, diced, or a batch of guacamole
2 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
a handful of sunflower seeds (tamari-roasted if you're lucky enough to have them lying around, raw if you want to stay true to the Cafe Gratitude shtick)
1/2 cup sprouts (optional)
salsa or chopped fresh tomatoes (optional)
...while breast-feeding for social justice
Rinse the brown rice in a fine mesh strainer. In a medium saucepan, combine water, salt and olive oil and bring to a boil. Add rice, return to a boil, then lower heat, cover and simmer 40-45 minutes, until all water is absorbed.
Divide kale into serving bowls, and cover with a scoop of rice. Stir with a fork--if you've sliced the kale thinly enough, this should steam it lightly. Top with avocado chunks or guacamole, scallions, sprouts and sunflower seeds. You can also add some salsa if you want it, or chopped fresh tomatoes when they're in season.