UPMC_WINTER VEGETABLES_111419_D FINAL

This winter vegetable bowl is the perfect healthy and vibrant meal.

Beets, kale, butternut squash, and brussels sprouts create a healthy, hearty meal and a rainbow in your bowl. Easy to assemble and irresistible — the perfect dish for meat-free Monday or any day of the week!

Maple Mustard Dressing

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp ground thyme
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

In a blender, add the water, garlic, vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, thyme and salt and pepper and blend until smooth and creamy, approximately 1 minute.

Winter Vegetable Bowl

Total time: 40 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked short grain brown rice
  • 1 large beet
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • 4 cups kale
  • Drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: Toppings chopped green onions, chopped roasted cashews, and basil leaves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Peel and cube the beets and butternut squash (remove seeds) into bite size pieces. Slice the ends off the Brussels sprouts and slice in half.
  3. Evenly spread the vegetables on a large rimmed baking pan. Use two pans if you run out of room. Lightly drizzle the olive oil (see note) over the vegetables and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Roast for approximately 45 minutes (toss the vegetables halfway through roasting), or until they are caramelized and fork tender. Recipe note: The olive oil drizzle is optional. It will give the vegetables a nice crispy texture.
  4. While the vegetables are roasting, cook the rice according to the instructions on the package.
  5. While the rice is cooking, make the dressing.
  6. Put the rice in a large bowl and the vegetables on top. Toss with the dressing and divide into four bowls. Garnish with the green onions, cashews, and basil leaves.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 4 servings

Editor's Note: This video_recipe was originally published on , and was last reviewed on .

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