Goji berries aren’t just for baked goods and topping a smoothie bowl. You can easily incorporate them into your savory dishes, too. They add the perfect touch of sweetness to finish off this flavorful goji and wild rice bowl. This is a great dish that can be quickly made for lunch or dinner during your busy work week.
Goji and Wild Rice Bowl [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 1/2 cup goji berries
- 1 cup wild rice
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup frozen green peas, defrosted in warm water
- Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon hemp oil
- 1 organic lemon juice and zest
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds for garnish
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped for garnish (optional)
Place the goji berries in a glass jar and cover with warm water.
Cook wild rice as directed by package instructions (45-50min). Set aside.
Meanwhile heat the coconut oil in a pan and sauté the shallot for 2 min. Remove from heat.
Strain the goji berries and wash under running water. Drain well and dry by setting on a paper or cloth kitchen towel.
Place rice, along with peas, goji berries, sautéd shallot, salt, pepper, hemp oil, lemon juice and lemon zest in a bowl and stir together.
Once in the bowl, sprinkle each serving with 1 Tbs hemp hearts and chopped mint on top.