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.
RICE BOWL WITH FRIED EGG AND AVOCADO
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)
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.