Whether you call it a goddess bowl, a Buddha bowl or something else, nobody can stop talking about these one-dish wonders with infinite tasty combinations. Start with a base of cooked grains, noodles, rice or oats, and build yourself an amazing breakfast, lunch or dinner with layers of flavors in every spoon or forkful. Last night’s leftover chicken or braised tofu becomes an exciting meal with the addition of cooked greens, crispy shredded carrots and a splash of hot sauce. No leftovers? Seward Co-op’s seasonal simple proteins available in the grab & go of the deli are a convenience substitute! Start your day right with an avocado and egg brown rice bowl (recipe below) or a quinoa acai bowl, layered with sliced banana, fresh berries, yogurt and honey.
Avocado and Egg Brown Rice Bowl
1 ½ cups leftover cooked brown rice
2 large eggs
2 tsp. canola oil or butter
1 large avocado
Optional garnishes: Sliced pickled ginger, kimchi, toasted sesame seeds, sautéed greens or leftover cooked vegetables, shredded cheese, hot sauce
Reheat rice gently in a small pan with a few drops of water, or in the microwave. Divide the heated rice between two wide bowls. Heat a cast iron or non-stick sauté pan over medium heat for a minute, then add the oil or butter to the hot pan. Crack each egg, place in the pan, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pan and let cook for about 2 minutes, until the whites are set and the yolk is jiggly when you shake the pan gently.
While the eggs cook, cut the avocado in half lengthwise, and remove the pit. Use a paring knife to slice each avocado half in the shell, then scoop the slices out with a spoon. Fan half of the avocado slices over each bowl of rice, and place a cooked egg on each bowl. Serve with optional garnishes for a hearty breakfast or lunch. Serves 2.
Transform this rice bowl into a quick, filling lunch with the addition of leftover chicken, turkey or cubed baked tofu. Or for a heartier breakfast, add sausage or bacon crumbles. Top with your favorite hot sauce for some added spice.
410 calories, 21 g. fat, 210 mg. cholesterol, 85 mg. sodium, 43 g. carbohydrate, 8 g. fiber, 13 g. protein