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Thai-Style Rice Bowl
with fried egg / rice / cucumbers / avocados

Active: 35 Total: 35

With Thai inspiration, this colorful rice bowl combines the textures of fresh ingredients with a warm, runny-yolk egg.
Smarts: Make a double batch of rice and a double batch of Thai Chili Sauce tonight to get a head start on Wednesday's meal.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce:
  • Vinegar, rice - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp
  • Sugar - 3 Tbsp
  • Chili garlic sauce - 2 tsp, more or less to taste
  • Cornstarch - 1/2 tsp
White or Brown Rice:
  • Rice, uncooked white or brown - 1 cup
Thai-Style Rice Bowl:
  • Cucumbers - 10 oz, chopped
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart, thinly sliced or chopped
  • Avocados - 1, chopped
  • Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Eggs - 4
  • Wonton strips, store-bought - 1 cup (look for these near other salad toppers like croutons; sub cashews)

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Prep

  1. Rice - (Double if making Wednesday's meal.) For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make Sweet Thai Chili Sauce - (Double if making Wednesday’s meal.) Combine vinegar, first part of water, sugar, and chili garlic sauce in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil until sugar has dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. In a separate bowl, whisk together second part of water and cornstarch. Pour water-cornstarch mixture into sauce and continue cooking for 4 to 6 minutes more until very thick. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Cucumbers / Romaine / Avocados / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a nonstick pan with oil over medium heat. Crack eggs into heated oil and fry until cooked to your liking, on one side for sunny-side up or flip for over easy.

  2. If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave. (Reserve half if doubled.)

  3. Assemble bowls with a base of rice. Top with cucumbers, romaine, avocados, fried egg, cilantro, and wontons. Drizzle Sweet Thai Chili Sauce over top (reserve half if doubled). Enjoy!

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14 reviews

This was fine. Everyone ate it and liked it. If it comes up again, we'll make it again. But we won't add it to a week on our own. The sweet Thai chili sauce was really good. But we always have to let it simmer much longer than the recipe calls for.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Aug 30, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
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Loved this! The sauce was super yummy and you could make lots of adjustments with the ingredients to make it over and over! I used tofu this time and added sushi ginger, but it would be great with any protein and maybe next time I’ll add edamame!

By: Christopher
Posted: Aug 04, 2022
Diet: Original
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I used shrimp since we had salmon earlier this week and I just can’t trust the salmon around here to serve it raw. Tossed the shrimp in the sesame oil and soy sauce and threw some garlic powered, S&P on them then seared them in the wok. The sauce wasn’t thick enough so I added an extra tsp of corn starch. Really good.

By: Alana
Posted: Jul 29, 2022
Diet: Original
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I cooked the salmon in a soy sauce-honey mixture but followed recipe otherwise and the whole family ate it up!

By: Meredith
Posted: Jul 29, 2022
Diet: Original
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Cooked our salmon. The kids said it tasted better the second day. I used peanut oil for the salmon and cashews since the wontons aren’t available here.

By: Chrysti
Posted: Jul 29, 2022
Diet: Original
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Used frozen raw ahi. Delish!

By: Alice
Posted: Jul 29, 2022
Diet: Original
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