A recent article by the New York Times, reveals that grain bowls are trending in US restaurants. Even chain-restaurant Chipotle, is serving their top seller burrito bowl. Some reasons why grain bowls are rising in popularity are:
- Their visually appealing and inviting medley of “…grains, vegetables, proteins and well-chosen condiments….”
- They’re easy dishes to create.
- All nutritionist-recommended whole grains, like quinoa and farro, can be accommodated by grain bowls.
When creating your grain bowl, choose toppings which balance overall flavors and textures. Compliment strong flavors with balancing ones, and delicate vegetables or fish with soft grains, like rice. Give your grain bowl an interesting edge, by throwing pickled ingredients, like kimchi, into the mix, which Gianfrancesco Genoso always appreciates.
The Institute of Medicine recommends a daily intake of protein, calcium, carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, Thiamin, Ribo-flavin, Niacin, vitamin B complexes, Folate, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc.
So join the trend and start making your very own tasty grain bowls today!