Last updated on September 8th, 2021 at 02:25 pm
If you’re tired of rotating the same two things for breakfast all the time, try this healthy fried rice breakfast bowl. It’s not fried, but it kinda tastes like fried rice. This delicious easy breakfast idea is also really easy to turn into a meal prep recipe too.
I’ve been told “this ain’t no fucking sushi bowl” before about a recipe, so how worse can it get? Well, this much. I made something that was born out of a craving I rarely had before: “I want something bland”. I want something that is delicious, but kinda low key. Kinda like sushi. Kinda like fried rice. And all that for breakfast. No spices (except wasabi and tamari sauce), no overwhelming flavors, something comforting that won’t make me want to sleep for 2 hours after. This tasty breakfast rice bowl was born.
Sidenote: I’m really behind on my recipes, so I made this one way before I knew I needed to avoid eggs the way I’ve been avoiding people for 2 years. (okay my whole life, quarantine was a lifestyle) More recently I’ve been doing intermittent fasting on and off and having this bowl with salmon, but for lunch or dinner. So delicious!
Eggs. You need two eggs for this bowl and you can prepare them in any way you find most delicious and easy. I just scrambled mine, boiling would also be a good healthier option and I’d like to try making them into an omelette like this one if I ever decide I can eat eggs again.
Cooked rice. I love plain, white rice – it’s easy to cook and it’s so versatile and it’s the only grain I can actually have according to the test I made a few months ago. I am aware white rice is not the healthiest choice and it has a very high glycemic index, so if you’re looking for a healthier option, I recommend using quinoa or brown rice.
Green vegetables. Scallions, cabbage, avocado and cucumbers was what I wanted and had on my plate. Wouldn’t change a thing, but you can also add some spinach, some herbs like cilantro or basil, or steamed or stir-fried broccoli.
Sauce ingredients. I made the sauce by combining tamari, wasabi and sesame oil, although you can also go with just one of those things and it will be good. The combination is really good though.
How To Make A Healthy Fried Rice Breakfast Bowl
The first thing you start with is cooking some rice. I do not own or know how to cook rice in a rice cooker, so I do mine on the stove following the instructions on the package or in my head if I’ve thrown out the package. It goes: wash rice, add to a pot with twice as much water, bring to a boil, reduce to simmer covered until water is almost gone and then let sit. This works 99% of the time. The exception is when I forget I have something on the stove and let it burn burn burn the ring of rice and then cry myself to sleep.
Next, prepare the cabbage and the eggs. As I mentioned already, you can prepare the eggs however you like them – I usually go for scrambled, because eggs taste the same to me and it’s the only way I know how to prepare them without failing 50% of the time. Someone’s been using a lot of statistics today. Probably because I really want you to know that I am intelligent and pretty and not just a hunchback who can type. For the cabbage, just chop it very roughly, as you would do if you were lazy or scared to use knives, then sear it in a nonstick pan on the stove for 3-4 minutes. You do not want to overcook it to the point where it’s soft, you want it to still be crunchy.
Next, wash and chop the other vegetables. What was it – cucumbers, scallions and avocado. I know avocado, not a vegetable, relax yourself. Judging won’t get you far, but chopping these will. Scallions – thinly, cucumbers and avocado – roughly.
Mix the “dressing”. Combine wasabi, sesame oil and tamari sauce.
Put everything in a bowl, and have a bite of everything with the sauce.
Options and Meal Prep
This recipe, for me, makes one serving. Stella doesn’t share food as we know. So if you do want to share it with someone else or with your future self during the next, 2-3 days, I recommend just making more of everything.
More rice, more vegetables, more eggs (I recommend using another cooking method – maybe really trying the omelette thing or turning the eggs into baked egg cups). Keep it all separate to be able to heat up whatever you want to be warm. For example, I like to heat up the rice in the toxic incubator called microwave. You can add a bit of water when reheating, if your rice is very very dry.
Other options will be to use different:
Grain: choose between quinoa or brown rice if you’re going for a healthier option. Not sure I’d love cauliflower rice here.
Vegetables: Broccoli, cilantro, spinach, kale, basil or zucchini will also be great additions here.
Protein. If you can’t have eggs, you can try some tofu or salmon to make this recipe.
Okay, now let’s get more specific.
- 2 eggs, scrambled
- ½ cup rice or as much as you’d like, cooked
- 2 scallions, chopped thinly
- 2 cucumbers, chopped roughly
- ¼ avocado
- ½ cup cabbage, very roughly chopped
- Ingredients for the Sauce:
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- ⅔ tbsp tamari or soy sauce
- 1 tsp or a bit less wasabi paste
- Cook the rice according to package instructions. Make scrambled eggs, or prepare them however you want.
- Sear the cabbage with a little bit of olive oil for 3-4 minutes, the cabbage should still be crunchy when you’re done.
- Chop the cucumbers, avocado and scallions and mix the ingredients for the sauce.
- Arrange the bowls start with rice, then the cucumbers, cabbage, avocado, eggs and sprinkle the scallions on top. Add the dressing and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 988mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 11g
I hope you enjoy this recipe, let me know if you do!
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