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Big Bowls

Hearty Vegetarian Meals

with Martha Rose Shulman
Big Bowls
Make six vegetarian one-bowl wonders that are healthy, filling and bursting with flavors that delight any night of the week!

Cook your way through six different kinds of whole grains and add six new vegetable and bean dishes to your vegetarian cooking repertoire. James Beard Award winner Martha Rose Shulman will be your guide as you build a farro bowl with savory mushroom ragout, a Mexican rice bowl with seasoned black beans, a bulgur bowl with Moroccan-spiced vegetables and much more. Discover new techniques for achieving tender beans and your fluffiest rice yet. Then learn how to poach an egg, make marinated baked tofu and even throw together fresh salsa in minutes, for flavor-boosting additions to these meals and beyond. Make everyday cooking a little easier and a lot healthier with delectable dishes that will fill you up and please your palate!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. The Iconic Big Bowl

  • Meet your instructor, cookbook author and New York Times online columnist Martha Rose Shulman, and learn more about the hearty vegetarian dishes you'll make in the class. Martha discusses the different kinds of grains that form the base of each dish and covers the ingredients you can stock in your pantry for quick assembly. Not vegetarian? You can enhance your bowls with chicken or steak. Most of the bowls are also gluten-free and are easily made vegan.


Lesson 2. Mexican Rice Bowl With Black Beans & Greens

  • Begin your big-bowl adventure with a tried-and-true Mexican dish. Brown rice, black beans rich in antioxidants and hearty greens are topped with salsa fresca and crumbled cheese. Martha shows her tricks for getting deliciously fluffy rice and perfectly cooked beans to build this crowd-pleaser.


Lesson 3. Farro Bowl With Savory Mushroom Ragout

  • Nutty, wholesome wheat grains form the base for a savory mushroom ragout topped with wilted spinach. Learn how to prepare farro, cook three kinds of mushrooms and make a rich gravy with their liquid.


Lesson 4. Quinoa Bowl With Mediterranean Beets & Greens

  • Rainbow quinoa and colorful roasted beets are complemented by sautéed greens and garlic yogurt. Sprinkle the bowl with dukkah, a Middle Eastern nut-and-spice mix you'll find addictive! Martha shares tips for cooking quinoa and preparing beets without turning everything pink.


Lesson 5. Black Rice Bowl With Mediterranean Peppers

  • Martha makes a stew of sweet bell peppers to cover flavorful black rice and shares an easy way to poach eggs to top your dish.


Lesson 6. Wild Rice Bowl With Winter Vegetables

  • Once a rare treat, wild rice is now commonly available. Martha explains how to cook it until the grains "splay" or open up. Add hearty seared vegetables and baked, seasoned tofu for a filling and delicious dinner.


Lesson 7. Moroccan Bulgur Bowl With Vegetables

  • Bulgur wheat is simple to prepare by soaking or boiling and provides a filling base for roasted root vegetables tossed with chermoula. Martha shows how to make this pesto-like Moroccan sauce of cilantro, parsley, spices, oil and lemon juice. Top this dish with a poached egg if you like!

"The instructor explains everything you need to know and throws in all kinds of tips. The recipes are healthy and most parts of the bowl dish can be made ahead of time. I tend to be a minimalist in the kitchen and this class is perfect for me. Thanks, Craftsy!"
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Ft. Worth, TX USA

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