42 Super Simple Rice Bowl Recipes To Use Up Whatever Ingredients You Have On Hand

Brown, white or fried—you can't beat a loaded-with-toppings rice bowl.

Now that most of us are spending more time at home, it's a great time to use up those pantry staples that we have on hand, crowding up the cabinets. Some of us don't even realize what we have in our pantry, and now is the perfect moment to take a stock check.

Rice is probably one of my favorite staples and I'm guessing that you have some in your pantry, too. There are so many different meals you could make with rice, and rice bowls are definitely a lifesaver in moments when you're wondering what you can cook for lunch, dinner and breakfast—leftover rice for breakfast is amazing!

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What To Put in Rice Bowls

Rice bowls are the perfect clean-out-the-fridge answer to meals and the toppings are limitless, but here are a few of our favorites:

  • shrimp

  • chicken

  • tofu or tempeh

  • a fried egg

  • salmon

  • avocado

  • radish

  • cucumbers

  • edamame

  • diced mango

  • kimchi

  • beans

  • sweet potato or roasted veggies

  • sliced scallions

  • toasted sesame seeds

  • basil, mint, cilantro

  • furikake seasoning

Best Rice Bowl Recipes

From Cuban Chicken Rice Bowls, Easy Vietnamese Shrimp Rice Bowls and Vegan Katsudon Rice Bowls, to Tofu Veggie Rice Bowls and the TikTok-famous Salmon Rice Bowl, there is an endless variety of options to choose from in this list of best rice bowl recipes. The common denominator is, they are all easy to whip up but taste so exotic. A double win if you ask us!



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