This recipe is easily substitutable to make it suit your personal preferences or nutrition needs. For example, adjust the fat content by eliminating the oil or choosing the leaner meat option.
- Ground beef can be swapped out for lean turkey/chicken
- Lower carb choices such as cauliflower rice could be used;
- Try spinach, cabbage, or bok choy for the leafy greens
For the bowl:
- Light spritz of olive spray
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 package extra lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken
- 2 eggs
- Cooked jasmine rice
- 1 carrot
- 10-15 slices of cucumber
- 2-4 cups Bok Choy
- 2 green onions
- 1/2 cup kimchi*
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
Sauce for the ground meat:
- 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup
- Prepare the jasmine rice according to package directions. Let the jasmine rice simmer while preparing the rest of the meal.
- Prepare the sautéed leafy greens. Heat a frying pan and add and the oil once hot. Add the fresh leafy greens and cook until they are wilted. Once wilted, drizzle with the sesame oil and set aside in bowl.
- Add the ground meat to the frying pan. Cook until fully browned then add the chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Cook a couple more minutes to ensure beef has been fully coated. Remove from heat.
- Prepare the raw vegetables – grate the carrot, thinly slice the cucumber, and slice green onion.
- Fry the eggs depending on preference however I find a runny yolk is the best.
- Construct the bowls! First add the rice on the bottom of the bowl followed by ¼ of the cooked leafy vegetables and weighed out amount of beef. Top with sliced raw vegetables, cooked egg, and kimchi (see note below). Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. The measurements do not need to be exact; add the amounts that work for you!
This recipe yielded 2 bowls. You can adjust the amount of meat and eggs depending on how many people you are cooking for. The version in the picture contains ½ cup of cooked rice and 3 ounces of ground meat.
*Note: Kimchi is a staple in Korean culture made from fermented vegetables and spices. Find the brand “Wildbrine” in the refrigerated natural food section of Superstore or the brand “Grimm’s” at Co-op Marketplace stores. Kimchi is a probiotic food to improve immune health and digestion. While pasteurization is an important aspect of food production (by killing harmful bacteria), fermented foods that are pasteurized won’t have naturally occurring probiotics since high heat destroys them.