Is there anything better than a bowl of warm rice, with veggies, egg and avocado? There is so so much room for creativity here and it makes for a great snack packed with healthy fat and carbs. Fantastic for earlier on in the day or before a workout to fuel you through.
I didn't develop a true love for plain rice until I started dating Justin. We both worked 12+ hours and when we would come home we would often just want something quick and filling after being on our feet, running around all day. He would pop some rice into the rice cooker and we would get ready for bed while it cooked then we would fry two eggs and put in any veggies we found in the fridge with some soy sauce and it was e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g and mind you this was usually around 1 or 2 am so somehow that made it even better.
For our meal plan we swapped out the white rice for some brown rice to add some nutritional value to our carb intake. Then we sautéed some mushrooms, shiitake are my favorite because they're so meaty, but they tend to be on the more expensive side so I usually get baby bells instead and lets be real mushrooms of any kind are just exquisite. Then just throw in some slaw mix either cabbage based or broccoli slaw, scallions, avocado and an egg and you're set!
One thing I seem to always mess up is cooking eggs, my brother loves to hold this over me. I can whip up a five course meal like it is nothing but when it comes to eggs I would always mess up. I have learned some foolproof tricks along the way though. One of them is very much thanks to my fiancé and his love for ramen which helped him perfect the six minute egg, which is exactly what it sounds like an egg cooked for 6 minutes.
What you have to do is bring a pot of water to a boil, when it comes to drop in your eggs and cook for exactly six and a half minutes. While they're cooking put some ice in a bowl and cover the ice with cold water. When your timer goes off scoop out your eggs and put them directly in the ice water to stop the cooking process. Let them sit in there while you prep the rest of your bowl.
Another trick is my fried egg/poached egg fusion. I get a nonstick pan nice and hot, give it a small spritz of olive oil and crack an egg into it. I let the egg cook on high for about a minute or so, or until the white of the egg has partially cooked and solidified. Then I splash some water into the pan and cover it with the lid and turn off the heat. Let it sit there, covered for a minute or two and then voila a perfect egg with a runny yolk!
Another way to jazz up the rice bowl is to pickle your coleslaw mix and a simple pickle mix would be 1 cup water, 1 cup white wine vinegar, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp salt and thats it! Bring all the ingredients up to a boil and pour over your veg and let sit for at least 20-30 min and you're set.
So, those are all my tips and tricks here is the simple recipe and feel free to go crazy with it and let us know how you like it!
1/2 cup rice (dry)
8 oz. mushrooms
1 cup coleslaw mix
¼cup soy sauce
2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
1. Cook your rice either in a rice cooker or on a stove. Rinse rice once with cold water, whisk and drain. Add rice to cooking vessel cover with 1 inch of water and add ½tbsp. of salt.
2. For the rice cooker, the machine will do the work for you. On the stove cover pot and bring rice to a boil, reduce the heat and allow to continue to simmer for 20-30 min. Brown Rice takes a long time to cook so plan ahead and check if you need to add more water in the case that all of it has been absorbed but the rice is not cooked!
3. In the meantime, gather your veggies and sauces and measure them out, slice your scallions and your mushrooms.
4. Sautee mushrooms over medium heat, with a sprinkle of salt in a nonstick. Mushrooms will release liquid, when this liquid reduces and isn’t present in the pan anymore they’re done!
5. Bring a pot of water to boil for your eggs.
6. When it boils gently drop eggs in and cook for 6.5 minutes.
7. While they’re cooking put ice in a bowl and cover it with cold water, this is your ice bath. When eggs are done transfer them directly to the ice bath and let them sit in there until you’re ready to plate them. This process shocks the hot eggs and stops them from overcooking by bringing their temperature down!
8. Now you’re ready to assemble! Divide your rice evenly, top with veggies, soy sauce and chili sauce.
9. Slice your avocado on top and crack your eggs and top off your bowl with them. Lastly, enjoy!