Start by washing your rice thoroughly with cold water. For each cup of rice, add four cups of water to your pot. This may seem like a lot of water, but this method will help make the brown basmati fluffy. You’re going to bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook it for half an hour.Set your oven timer so you don’t have to watch the clock! At the half hour mark, simply drain the water out- but do NOT rinse the rice off. Instead, put on a lid to cover the rice pot. Let it steam itself into fluffy oblivion for about 10 minutes, and remove from heat.
To make the sauce, start by chopping three cloves of garlic. In a small saucepan simmer – 2 tbsp sesame oil, ½ cup of tamari light sauce. As it’s heating up, squeeze a lemon in, grate the ginger into pan, and add about a third (or one clove) of the chopped garlic. Let the mixture simmer as you continue with the next part of the doggess sauce. Get your food processor ready – or even a blender is fine. Spoon in 2/3 cup of Tahini. (Tahini is roasted sesame paste, commonly used in hummus). Squeeze in another lemon. The rest of the garlic. Add ½ cup of water, a ½ cup of chopped parsley (curly or Italian flat is fine) and a dash of sea salt. Give it a whirl until it’s smooth. You might need to scrape sides with spatula. Remove saucepan from heat and pour this warm mixture into the blender/processor and blend. Trim and tear a good amount of kale, a bunch of spinach, and steam. While the rice and veggies steam, shred some carrots. Once the veggies are steamed, begin layering rice and all of the veggies, Toss in roasted pumpkin seeds at every layer of rice. This is a perfect vegetarian dish but if you happen to have leftover chicken breast or tempeh or tofu, you may want that extra protein for your dog. To make the doggess bowl like Laura did, simply press each layer firmly into a suitable dish, flip it upside down, tap it and ease it out of the dish for Fido!
Drizzle with sauce, lightly on the dog’s meal.
Note: This recipe is not meant to replace a balanced diet for your dog. It is advisable to consult with a canine nutritionist or vet before feeding any new foods to your dog.