Although I've been on a tight budget my whole life, I've only learned the importance of a good sauce in the last couple of years. You can make rice. beans or tofu and some veggies taste like a restaurant meal with a good sauce. It's a great way to spruce up what could otherwise be a boring meal.
This bowl is really just rice, shredded Romaine, avocado, green onion and baked tofu. But the sweet and spicy gochujang sauce made me want to lick the bowl clean.
Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Sauce
3 Tsp. Gochujang Paste
3 Tsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
1 Tsp. Sugar/Agave
1/2 Tsp. Sesame Oil
1/2 to 1 Tsp. Garlic Chili Sauce(optional, leave out if you're not into spicy)
Whisk all ingredients together, make sure the sugar dissolves. This is a great sauce for rice bowls, and it's also a good dip for baked tofu or spring rolls.