The perfect Bowl according to Catherine Kluger

Healthy Bowl

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Healthy recipe excerpted from the book Peas & Love by Catherine Kluger.


Ideally, I soak the brown rice in water for one day, which makes me save 15 minutes of cooking time.

If I am not able to soak it, I rinse it carefully before cooking it for 40 minutes in salty boiling water.

I drain and rinse the red beans, I mix them with the cooked rice and the chilli spices or the smoked paprika.

I rinse the kale leaves before removing the central stem and mince them finely. I blanch them for 1 minute in salty boiling water before draining them and dipping them in very cold water.

For the guacamole, I crush the flesh of the pitted avocados with a fork, and add the other ingredients.

For the sour cream, I mix all the ingredients.

I cut my chicken breasts into strips that I roll in the smoked paprika. If I use poached eggs, I also cover them with paprika.

I prepare individual portions by garnishing the bottom of four bowls with the mix of rice and red beans and, on top, I place the drained kale cabbage, the chicken or egg, the guacamole, the red cabbage, the sour cream. I finish by sprinkling with Cajun nuts.

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- 200 g of brown rice

- 140 g of red or black beans cooked in a can or glass container

- 1 teaspoon of chilli spices or smoked paprika

- 120 g of kale

- 4 roasted chicken whites or 4 poached eggs

- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

- 120 g of finely minced red cabbage

- 4 roasted and coarsely chopped Cajun nuts


- 2 avocados

- 1 tablespoon or minced red onion

- ¼ dice up tomato

- The juice of 1 green lemon

- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

- ½ teaspoon of powdered cumin

- 1 pinch of pimento

- ½ bunch of coriander or tarragon


- 100 g of fresh cream

- 2 teaspoon of lemon juice (yellow or green)

- ½ bunch of washed and minced chives

- ½ bunch of washed and minced spring onions

- Salt, pepper

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