Mango rice bowl with spicy tahini sauce

Asian food

It’s getting a little cold out these days. I don’t know what I was expecting since it’s mid-November and I live in Canada! We have experienced unseasonably warm weather in Toronto the past couple weeks, so I was getting used to being spoiled. In cold weather, I tend to gravitate towards comfort food, soups or anything spicy. For some reason, I feel like they make me warmer. This mango rice bowl recipe helps provide me with vegetal nutrition when I want to have a meatless day, and it fits the bill of giving me “warmth” on a cold day with a hint of spice.

Makes: 4 Servings
Total time: 1 hour-1.5 hours, 45 minutes cook time (depending on the rice you use), 25 minutes prep time


  • 2 cups cooked short-grain rice (brown, arborio, black, etc.)
  • Chopped vegetables (cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, avocado, radishes, sprouts, etc.)
  • 1 diced mango
  • 400 g (or 1 package) of extra-firm tofu
  • 2-3 scallions, sliced
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Spicy tahini sauce (recipe below)


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.  Once cooked, place approximately 1/2 cup in the bottom of a bowl.
  2. Cut tofu into cubes, and cook with 1 teaspoon sesame oil along with 1 tablespoon tamari sauce. (San-J brand is gluten free, vegan and GMO-free). After cooking, spritz with a slice of lime juice.  Add to top of rice.
  3. Top with chopped vegetables and mango.
  4. Garnish with sliced scallions, a sprinkling of sesame seeds, cilantro, and tahini sauce.

Tahini sauce:

  1. 1/4 cup tahini
  2. Juice of half a lemon or 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  3. 2-3 teaspoon hot sauce
  4. Pinch of salt

Directions for sauce
Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir.  Add water if sauce is too thick.

Approximate nutritional information for 1 serving (Based on brands and amounts used in the recipe)

  • Calories: 431
  • Fat:  33g
  • Carbs: 46g
  • Protein: 19g

10 replies »

  1. I have got to stop looking at recipes when I am hungry at work. I can’t go home and whip this up and that is just a crying shame. Must re-read this later. (Hence the inane comment–so I can find it again.)

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