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BLT Rice Bowls Recipe

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A sandwich consisting of bacon (B), lettuce (L), and tomatoes (T), BLT is the common go-to for breakfast. It’s a delicious dish that requires little effort to make and typically consists of toasted pieces of bread slathered with mayonnaise and packed with fried bacon, fresh lettuce, and numerous tomato slices. In this BLT rice bowls recipe, we’ll be replacing the bread with rice and making this breakfast dish an all-in-one meal that’s perfect for every occasion.

The dish is perfect for those days when you want to eat more homecooked meals but you simply don’t have the time for full-blown main course cuisines.


How to Make BLT Rice Bowls

These tasty BLT rice bowls consist of delicious bacon, scrambled eggs, rice, and veggies, all of which are ingredients easily found in your local grocery stores. The dish is rich and filling, with the spicy dressing adding a bit of kick. Not only is it great for breakfast, but it can also be a perfect pick-me-up meal for lunch or an ideal day-ender for dinner.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

BLT rice bowls, BLT Rice Bowls Recipe
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 2 avocados, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook rice in a small saucepan with half the garlic and chicken stock. Fluff with a fork or rice paddle once done.
  1. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and spicy sauce. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  1. In a large cast-iron pan over medium heat, fry bacon till crispy. Transfer to a dish lined with paper towels using a slotted spoon. Make sure to reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat for the eggs. 
  1. Fry eggs in bacon grease on the same iron pan. Scramble until done and set aside.
  1. Warm 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add garlic and toast until light brown. Add spinach and season with salt and pepper. Heat until the spinach is barely wilted.
  1. Assemble the BLT bowls by adding the rice to a bowl. Top with bacon, cooked spinach, tomatoes, avocado slices, and scrambled eggs. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Cooking Notes and Tips

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To add more fiber to the dish, replace white rice with brown rice.

Use a rice cooker to cook your rice to save both time and energy. Don’t have a rice cooker? Check out our site for comprehensive rice cooker reviews and guides.

This dish can also be a picnic-friendly meal! You can cook the ingredients, place them in separate containers, and assemble them once ready to eat.

For more texture, you can add croutons and fried tofu as toppings.

Want a more elaborate dressing? Follow the recipe below and use it in place of the sour cream and hot sauce. 

 Dressing:

  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice from 3-4 limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Procedure:

In a blender, combine the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, and salt. At high speed, combine all of the ingredients until smooth. Set aside until ready to use.


Final Note

With how easy it is to make, it wouldn’t be surprising if BLT rice bowls become the new family favorite. The dish is also quite versatile, simply replace a few ingredients according to your preferences and you’ll have the ideal meal suited just for you.

Want more easy dishes you can cook up without much fuss? You can head out to our site for more rice-based recipes.


Hui Yin

Hui Yin moved from Hong Kong 🇭🇰 to the USA 🇺🇸 when she was just 8 years old. Now in her late 20's she enjoys writing and taking long walks in the park to burn off the copious amounts of rice she eats for dinner.

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