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The 1 Dollar Healthy Rice Bowl

Healthy meal recipes should be cheap and easy to make at home. This rice bowl is not only low calorie and cheap, but it’s also beautifully g

Healthy meal recipes should be cheap and easy to make at home. This rice bowl is not only low calorie and cheap, but it’s also beautifully gourmet.


INGREDIENTS:

Rice:

  • 3 cups (630g) rice

  • 3 cups (710ml) water

Chicken:

  • 1/4 cup (67g) soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup (55g) white distilled vinegar

  • 1/4 cup (53g) honey

  • 2 teaspoon (8g) cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoon (9g) water

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Peanut Sauce: Makes 24 servings of sauce. The recipe uses 1/2 of that:

  • 3/4 cup (229g) smooth peanut butter

  • 2.5 tablespoons (36g) white distilled vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons (42g) granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons (50g) soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons (33g) sriracha

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water

  • 1 teaspoon (4g) corn starch

Toppers:

  • 4 eggs, soft boiled

  • 1 avocado, quartered and sliced

  • 1 cucumber, pappardelle

  • 1 carrot, large and julienned

  • 1/2 teaspoon (3g) toasted sesame oil

  • 2 limes

  • 1/2 bunch green onion for garnish

  • 1/4 cup (37g) crushed peanuts


INSTRUCTIONS:

Rice:

  1. Before cooking the rice, wash thoroughly 2x.

  2. Place into a rice cooker and add water.

  3. Cook until rice is fully cooked.

Chicken:

  1. In a small pot, add soy sauce, white vinegar, and honey; place it on the stove over medium-high, bring it to a boil, and reduce for one minute.

  2. While that is cooking, in a separate bowl, combine cornstarch, and water, whisk until dissolved. Add ¾ quarters of your slurry to the soy sauce mixture, stir in, let it boil for 30 seconds or until thickened, and remove from the heat. (Add the rest of the slurry if it is not thick enough.)

  3. Skewer your chicken thighs under wooden skewers, about 6 to 8 total skewers, lightly grease those chicken pieces with spray oil, generously season them with salt and pepper on all sides.

  4. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat or a pan, grease your grill, place on your skewers, cook for 5 to 10 minutes turning every minute or so.

  5. As soon as you cook them all the way through, brush them on all sides with your glaze, and place them on high heat to caramelize. Remove and repeat with the rest.

Peanut Sauce: Makes 24 servings of sauce. The recipe uses 1/2 of that:

  1. Place sugar in a medium-size pot, soy sauce, white vinegar. Stir and heat to dissolve; allow to cool slightly, add sriracha, peanut butter, and garlic.

  2. Whisk all together, and reserve in the fridge. (Depending on your peanut butter, you might have to add 60ml of water and 4g of cornstarch.)

Toppers:

  1. Soft boiled eggs.- In a pot with boiling water slightly under medium-high heat, add eggs, boil for 6 minutes and 30 seconds, immediately remove from the water, and place in an ice bath for about 5 minutes.

  2. Slightly crack the shell all over the egg, peel it off under a stream of water, pat dry with a paper towel, and cut it in half.

  3. Season your julienned carrots with salt, lime juice, sesame oil, and toss together until evenly coated. Season your avocado slices with flaky salt and lime juice.

  4. Assembly.- In a bowl, add your desired amount of rice, followed by one or 2 of your chicken skewers. Next, gently place your carrots, followed by two or three pieces of cucumbers.

  5. Then, place one or two halves of your soft boil egg, a handful of green onion, a generous dollop of your spicy peanut sauce, and crushed peanuts on top. Finally, add your avocado and drizzle some glaze on your chicken.


17 comentarios


Danie
Danie
31 ene 2023

Whew! Made this and did pickled reddish and pickled carrots. Because I hate those unless made like that, and cucumber. Everything else I kept the same and added seaweed flakes, and darn I forgot the sesame seed oil and egg, BUT ITS STILL AMAZING

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Zeen516
Zeen516
09 dic 2022

how long does the marinade keep for in the fridge?

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makorringa
makorringa
02 jul 2022

I love you for making the format so simple, not five pages about your favorite season lol. Made this for a family event, they loved it. Thanks for the killer recipe

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Danie
Danie
31 ene 2023
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Lol right! Simple

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Kira Kirschkeks
Kira Kirschkeks
05 may 2022

Fast, simple, delicious.

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Hope Mead
Hope Mead
18 mar 2022

what would be the best way to cook the chicken thighs if I don't have a grill? could I bake them on a wire rack over a sheet pan and maybe broil for a minute?

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Danie
Danie
31 ene 2023
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You could. I made mine in a cast iron skillet

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