For the best smoky flavor, marinate the tempeh ahead of time (overnight, if possible). This is a great dish to use up leftover rice, and cuts cooking time by two-thirds, for a quick and healthy weeknight meal.
Additional tamari or hoisin sauce for dressingoptional
marinate the tempeh
Whisk together the hoisin sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, tamari, and liquid smoke (if using) until smooth. Arrange the tempeh slices in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the slices. Turn each slice to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for several hours, preferably overnight.
cook the rice
Bring the broth or water to a boil in a medium sauce pot. Add the rice and kaffir leaves (if using), reduce heat to maintain an active simmer, and cover. Cook the rice for the time indicated on the package directions (I simmer the rice for 20 minutes, then turn off the heat and let the rice steam, untouched, on the burner for 20 to 25 minutes more).
cook the tempeh
Heat a skillet over medium, and cook the tempeh slices in a single layer, turning once, until nice and brown on both sides.
Divide the rice among two serving bowls, layering each with half of the tempeh, sprouts, carrots, and beets.
Gently peel and slice the eggs, and nestle two halves in the rice of each bowl.
Top with green onions and a sprinkle of cilantro. If desired, add a dash or two of tamari sauce or a drizzle of water-thinned hoisin over the bowls.
Smoky Tempeh Vegetable and Rice Bowl was originally published on https://soupaddict.com/smoky-tempeh-vegetable-rice-bowl/