Korean Tempeh Bowl

Share on facebook
Share on email
Share on pinterest
Share on twitter

Bowls are the perfect way to mash up fresh and fiery ingredients like in this Korean Tempeh Bowl.

Begin assembling the ingredients by crumbling and sautéing the tempeh with garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Then whisk together the rice vinegar and agave and pour over the tempeh to soak in for the last few minutes.

While the tempeh is marinating, chop and prep the cucumbers and carrots and put on a fresh pot of rice.

When you’re ready to eat, assemble the bowl with a scoop of rice followed by a layer of spicy tempeh and top with the fresh cucumbers, carrots, scallions, and sesame seeds.

If you’re still looking for some more heat, drizzle on some sriracha and enjoy the hot and cool elements this Korean tempeh bowl has to offer!

Korean Tempeh Bowl

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 507kcal


  • 10 oz tempeh
  • 1 c cucumber
  • 1 c carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1/3 c jasmine rice
  • ½ c scallions
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ tbsp olive oil


  • Crumble and sauté the tempeh in a pan over medium heat with the garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil for 10 minutes. Whisk together the rice vinegar and agave and pour over the tempeh and let simmer for 5 minutes to soak in.
  • Chop and prep the cucumbers and carrots. Cook the rice by bringing the rice, a 2:1 ratio of water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Turn down to low and cook for 15 minutes.
  • When you’re ready to eat, plate the meal in bowls with a base of rice then top with the sautéed tempeh, fresh cucumber and carrots and finish with the scallions and sesame seeds. If you are looking for more heat, drizzle over some sriracha.


Nutrition Facts Per Serving
  • Calories – 507 Calories
  • Protein – 31 grams
  • Carbohydrates – 68 grams
  • Fat – 12 grams
  • Nutrition Note – this meal was specifically designed and developed to promote a healthy weight with balanced macronutrients (25% protein, 50% carbs and 25% fat)

Written by John Chelsey, Nutriology Founder

Ready to Get Started?

By Category




Get Access to Our App!

Don't Miss the Early Launch!

The Nutriology meal & fitness planning app is launching soon! Sign up for early access and insider benefits.

Recent Posts

Risk-Free Trial!

Sign up for a free trial to see how regularly tracking food and exercise can help keep your entire routine on track!