June 17, 2010

Make Your Own Rice Bowls

This is my latest brainstorm on fast, healthy meals.  And everyone gets to make it how they like.

Start with cooked rice - hot or room-temperature (I made brown rice).

Fill your bowl about half full, or scoop a good-sized amount on a plate.

Set out bowls containing various ingredients and let everyone put what they want on it.  The beauty of this is that you can just use what you have at the time and it only takes minutes to get everything on the table.  Some suggestions:

Cooked meat - beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, bacon, whatever.  Save leftovers from another meal so you don't have to cook it that night.
Shredded cheese
Soy sauce
Sweet Chili sauce
Italian salad dressing (yes, Italian.  One of my boys puts it on everything)
Matchstick carrots, cooked or raw
Angel hair cabbage, cooked
Zucchini - grated or cubed, cooked
Sweet peppers
Jalapenos or serrano, diced small
Cream cheese (sounds weird but it was great)
Sushi grade fish (like tuna or salmon)
Sushi ginger (oh, I love that stuff)
Mushrooms - cooked
Kale - diced into teeny, tiny pieces
Peas - cooked
Steamed asparagus
Green beans
Nuts - crushed, peanuts, almonds or cashews work best

1 comment:

  1. Such a great idea! My sister-in-law used to do this YEARS ago and I'd forgotten all about it. My family would love this!