Chinese Inspired Breakfast Bowl

Chinese Inspired Breakfast Bowl


Recipes Overview

Chinese Inspired Breakfast (or Lunch) Bowl – a healthy and delicious way to start your day. It will fill you up without making you feel too full. You can also prepare the Chinese Inspired Breakfast Bowl and take it to the office or eat it on the go.

You will start the day with a good dose of vitamins: even a small serving of broccoli provides more than the recommended daily dose of vitamin C. Thanks to the unsaturated vegetable fat contained in the avocado, these vitamins can be absorbed well. Also, avocados contain a lot of proteins that keep you full for a long time. Carrots are perceived all-rounders: they are good for eyes, skin, the heart and are said to help against various diseases. Cucumbers are also good for the skin, stimulate digestion, support brain activity and are a slimming agent. So, you will get an all-around fit start to your day with this Chinese Inspired Breakfast Bowl.

I call it Chinese Inspired because many of the ingredients are used in Chinese cuisine. Dried Pork Floss is originated in China. I super like it; it adds an interesting sweetness. But if you want it vegetarian, just leave it out. Without eggs you get a vegan version.

When you eat dried pork floss, you don’t immediately think of meat. It is super fluffy and slightly sweet in taste. In fact, the Chinese name for pork floss means 肉松 fluffy meat. Here, the pork, shoulder to be exact, is cooked in soy sauce and sugar and then shredded until it gets its typical fine texture. It is used as a topping for a wide variety of Asian dishes. Due to its slightly sweet taste, it goes well with savory but also sweet dishes. Try it on rice and tofu dishes, with savory soy milk or with congee (rice porridge). You can buy it in the Asian store.

Directions

1

Boil the rice (rice from the day before is also suitable). Wash and chop the vegetables. Grate the carrot.

Chinese Inspired Breakfast Bowl

2

Blanch broccoli in a little water. Fry the pak choi, mushrooms, carrot and spring onions in a little oil. Add a little bit of soy sauce or oyster sauce.

Chinese Inspired Breakfast Bowl

3

Push the vegetables a little to the side. Add the rice to the pan. Pour an egg over it and whisk it with the rice.

4

Pour the rice into small bowls as a base. Spread fried vegetables over the rice on the sides of the bowl.

5

Arrange cucumber slices, ginger and Chinese pork floss as well.

6

Cut avocado in half, remove fruit from peel and arrange slices on top of rice.

7

Fry two eggs as fried eggs and place on top of the bowl last.

Place eggs on top of bowl

Recipes Details

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup rice
  • 1 pak choi
  • 6 broccoli florets
  • 4 medium shiitake mushrooms (alternative: champignons)
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 8 cucumber slices
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons dried Chinese pork floss (Rousong or yuk sung)
  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger
  • Some oil
  • A little soy sauce or oyster sauce to taste