I liked the Thai Bowl I had at Forage Kitchen in Wisconsin, and I wanted to create something similar to that.
One of the things I really liked about their bowl was black rice.
So, I went to a local grocery store, Fresh Thyme, to look for it and this is what I found.
It’s sold as “purple” rice, but based on my google research, purple and black rice seem like the same thing.
It was cooked beautifully.
The inspiration for the lentil balls also came from their bow.
Mine turned out really good, and I was happy with the result.
The restaurant had sweet potatoes, but I decided to use my favorite Japanese Satsuma potato.
As indicated in the title, my sauce was not Thai but Indian, and I had a little help for it.
I found these at Aldi, and for this bowl I used the Kashmiri sauce.
It’s really tasty IF you add a little sweetener (I just use sugar).
If you are interested, Kashmiri is tomato-based, and Madras is pepper-based.
Creating this bowl was fun.
I really enjoy a project like this.
Traveling is great because it gives me opportunities to get inspired by something new, mostly food in my case (lol).