HelloFresh Canada Review: Toasted Brown Rice Bowl

HelloFresh Canada delivers fresh ingredients and healthy, chef-curated recipes based on seasonal farm fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep each week. Every week HelloFresh members choose three meals from a selection of award-winning, constantly-changing recipes (say goodbye to recipe boredom!). They kindly sent us this box for review.

It has been quite some time sine my last HelloFresh Canada review and seeing as I really LOVE this meal delivery subscription box I figured it was time to share another recipe. HelloFresh Canada is a great option for those who love to cook but have limited time. It saves you a trip to the grocery store, it saves you time when it comes to creating a dinner menu, and it saves you time when it comes to meal prep. We love HelloFresh Canada in our house, especially since they started adding Beyond Meat recipes to the veggie box.

Subscription Details

HelloFresh Canada has three meal plans to choose from. Each week you can curate your personal menu and choose from 25 delicious recipes.

Pronto Plan – The widest variety of meat, fish, and produce. Recipes come together in 30 minutes or less! Starting at $11.66 per serving.

Family Plan – Picky-eater approved recipes with meat, fish, and seasonal produce. Includes 20 Minute Meal options. Starting at $9.99 per serving.

Veggie Plan – 100% vegetarian recipes with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Starting at $9.83 per serving.

Here’s a closer look at one of the recipes from this week’s HelloFresh Canada delivery…..

Toasted Brown Rice Bowl

After-dinner grazers and midnight snackers, take note of tonight’s dinner! This veggie brown rice bowl is hearty and loaded with flavour, which means your stomach definitely won’t be grumbling tonight. Plus, it’s got all the Asian-fusion flavours we love: soy, ginger, and garlic.

Ingredients:

  • 340 g Sweet Potato, cubes
  • ½ cup Brown Rice
  • 113 g Corn Kernels
  • 170 g Green Beans
  • 2 unit Green Onions
  • 30 g Ginger
  • 6 g Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • ½ tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 28 g Cashews, chopped
  • 1 unit Vegetable Broth Concentrate
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar

Directions:

1: Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce. Using a strainer, rinse rice. In a medium pot, combine rice and broth concentrate(s) with 1 1/4 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl). Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, until rice is tender, 28-30 min. Remove pot from heat. Let stand, 2-3 min, then drain any excess water.

2: While rice cooks, toss sweet potatoes with 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in middle of oven, flipping halfway through cooking, until golden-brown, 22-24 min.

3: While sweet potatoes roast, trim beans, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Thinly slice green onions. Peel, then finely grate 1 tbsp ginger (dbl for 4 ppl). Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add sesame seeds and cashews to the dry pan. Toast, stirring often, until golden-brown, 2-3 min. (TIP: Keep your eye on nuts and seeds so they don’t burn!) Transfer to a plate and set aside.

4: Reheat the same pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3-4 min. Add garlic, ginger, corn and half the green onions. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant and warmed through, 2-3 min. Transfer veggies to another plate and set aside.

5: Reheat the same pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) and 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil (1 tbsp for 4 ppl), then cooked rice. Cook, stirring occasionally, until rice is golden and any remaining liquid is absorbed, 3-4 min. Remove pan from heat. Add veggies, roasted sweet potato, soy sauce, half the toasted seed and nut mixture and 1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar (1 tbsp for 4 ppl). Stir together.

6: Divide veggie brown rice between plates. Sprinkle over remaining seed and nut mixture and remaining green onions.

Final Thoughts

One thing is for sure….I LOVE the veggie box from HelloFresh Canada. Just look at this yummy brown rice bowl! It is full of healthy ingredients – green beans, corn, sweet potatoes and brown rice. The colors are amazing and the simple ingredients are perfect for a healthy lifestyle/diet. It came together easily and I love that the sweet potatoes were already peeled and diced for us. I was able to throw this meal together while baby Steven had a 30 minute nap. This is a huge selling feature for a new Mama like myself. Meal delivery boxes like HelloFresh Canada have become a MUST-HAVE in my house because they allow me to make healthy meals in a short amount of time for the Hubby and myself. I give the brown rice bowl a big thumbs up and would definitely order it again.

-AYOB Sarah

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