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This Rice Bowl Is Your New Lunch Go-To

April 14, 2014

Rochelle Bilow

If you need a quick, healthy meal that’s ready in a flash, but can’t bring yourself to eat one more chopped salad, take heart: This rice bowl is your new best friend. (We’ve told you about lunch bowls, right?) With fiber-rich brown rice, protein-packed egg, creamy avocado for texture, and raw scallion for some bite and zing, this nutritious meal is anything but boring. Add a drizzle of hot sauce over it all to spice things up, if you like. Make it extra easy on yourself by cooking a big batch of rice in advance, then assembling the bowls throughout the week. It’s a lunch (or dinner!) that takes the guesswork out of simple, flavorful food.

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Brown rice—higher in fiber and other nutrients than its white counterpart—is the perfect vehicle for this quick, protein-heavy lunch.


  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • Hot sauce (for serving)

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Mix scallions, rice, and vinegar in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Crack eggs into skillet; season with salt and pepper and cook until whites are set around the edges, about 1 minute. Flip eggs and cook to desired doneness, about 30 seconds for a runny yolk.

Divide rice among bowls; top with eggs, avocado, and hot sauce.

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