I grew up in Oregon. Oregon has this fabulous place called Cafe Yumm. They serve rice bowls drizzled with this wonderful sauce (cleverly called Yumm Sauce). You can buy it in their stores or even order it online. Being that I don’t live near a store, I’ve been trying to replicate the sauce for some time. Now I’m not sure if this recipe tastes the same (it’s been a while since I’ve had the real thing) but it still tastes fantastic. I modified my recipe from the folks over at Peas and Thank You. The key ingredient is nutritional yeast, which gives the sauce a sort of cheesy flavor. This is inactive yeast, which you can find at health food stores, or fancy grocery stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts or Market of Choice (depending on where you live). I have printable version of the recipe is at the bottom of the post.
In addition to making the classic rice bowls, we’ve also put the sauce on salad, pork and practically everything else. I seriously love this stuff!
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil (I used Canola)
- 1/2 cup Slivered Almonds,
- 1/2 cup Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans), drained
- 2/3 cup Water
- 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast (this is the key ingredient!)
- 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
- 3 cloves Minced Garlic (about 2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 tsp Curry Powder
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano
- 1 tsp Fresh Cilantro, Minced
- Combine oil, almonds, chickpeas, water and blend in food processor until relatively smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients (yeast, lemon juice, garlic, salt, curry powder, oregano & cilantro) and blend again until smooth.
Sauce can keep for about 1 week in the fridge, if sauce thickens add small amount of water.
Makes 3 cups
- Brown Rice
- Black Beans
- Diced Tomato
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
Drizzle with Yum Sauce
Here’s the printable file for this recipe: Yum Sauce and Rice Bowls
I’m pretty sure I could eat this about 4 days a week. It’s SOO good! Enjoy!