High Protein Rice Bowls

Today I am sharing one of my favorite lunches! These high protein rice bowls were inspired by a restaurant called Bibibop. I always make a stop (or two) at Bibibop when visiting family in Ohio. The flavor is delicious and different than what I’m used to.

One day, while trying to think up some healthy lunch ideas, I realized I could make these bowls at home! They are packed with protein and perfect grab-n-go lunches. Because of the amount of ingredients, I highly recommend making multiple servings for the week, or freezing them for future meals. I go over exactly how to do that in my directions below 🙂

high protein rice bowls

High Protein Rice Bowls

Serving Size:
6
Time:
1 hr
Difficulty:
Easy to Medium

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • salt
  • 3 medium yellow potatoes (cubed)
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups chicken (cubed)
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • garlic
  • fresh kale
  • 4 eggs
  • carrots (shredded)
  • cucumbers (diced)
  • cheese (shredded)
  • yum yum sauce (or preferred sauce)

Directions

  1. Rinse 2 cups brown rice in a mesh strainer. Transfer to Instant Pot and add 2 cups water with a dash of salt. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Let natural release for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork.
  2. Boil potatoes for 10 minutes. Drain water and transfer back to the pot. Mix in a tbsp of butter.
  3. Add olive oil to skillet on medium heat. Cook frozen corn for about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Boil chicken for 10 minutes. Drain water and transfer back to the pot. Add a tbsp of sesame oil and a tbsp of soy sauce. Add dash of garlic and salt. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add olive oil to skillet on low-medium heat. Cook fresh kale for about 4-5 minutes. Add dash of garlic and salt.
  6. Scramble 4 eggs in skillet.
  7. Divide all ingredients into 6 servings.
  8. IF EATING RIGHT AWAY: In a bowl, combine cooked ingredients with shredded carrots, cucumbers, cheese, or any other desired toppings. Drizzle the yum yum sauce on top and enjoy.
  9. IF FREEZING: Combine all cooked ingredients, except rice, in freezer-safe containers. Divide rice in freezer-safe plastic bags. When ready to eat, add 1 tbsp water to 1 cup frozen cooked rice and heat in microwave for approximately 2 minutes (time varies). Heat other frozen ingredients for 1-2 minutes (time varies). Combine all ingredients and add any fresh ingredients. Top with sauce and enjoy.

As you can see, there are multiple steps listed above for several ingredients. I make sure to have all ingredients out and ready, so that I can cook different things at the same time and cut down on my total time. I am always happy to answer any questions.

I hope you enjoy these protein-packed rice bowls as much as I do. Feel free to add or remove any of the ingredients listed and make it your own! Enjoy 🙂

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