5 Simple Rice Bowls You Can Try This Weekend
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There’s no denying the fact that rice is indeed a staple in many households, not just in India but in several other parts of the world. Be it for brunch, lunch, or dinner, rice is one versatile ingredient that is used in a number of interesting ways for a meal. Not just fresh, but even leftover rice is made into so many unique dishes. Think of lemon rice, curd rice, fried rice, and more. 

Perhaps, that is why rice is also known to be a comfort food. Rice can be transformed into delicious dishes, not just by experts but by amateurs too. Think of a simple khichdi, and how it can be a wholesome meal. 

Are you also a fan of rice? If you are looking for a yummy rice-based dish beyond the usual to pamper your taste buds this weekend, we bring you a list of some of our best rice bowls. These are not only quick and easy to prepare but are also flavoursome. Just a few simple steps, spices, herbs, and rice can result in delightful amalgamation to savour. Check these out.

1. Chicken Rice Bowl  

Most popular one first. Imagine juicy chicken chunks cooked in a flavourful sauce blend and served over a bed of boiled rice in a bowl, aren’t you slurping too? You can cook it at home with just a handful of ingredients in no time.  

2. Bibimbap 

A traditional Korean rice dish, the term 'bibim' means 'mixing’, while 'bap' refers to cooked rice. The dish is served as a bowl of warm mixed white rice, topped with kimchi, soy sauce, or doenjang. This comes from rural Korea, where in order to make this dish, people combine leftover food with rice. 

3. Mexican Rice Bowl 

Move over usual tacos or burritos, and try this Mexican chicken rice. A one-pot meal that is very simple to prepare, this rice bowl combines chicken and rice with tantalising spices and Mexican sauces. If you like your meal a bit zingier, this quick and easy recipe will become your favourite. 

4. Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl 

Picture garlic, ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, and additional seasoning tossed together in a bowl, resulting in a sweet and sour, semi-dry chicken curry. Sounds delicious? Serve this chicken teriyaki with sticky rice in a bowl, and watch yourself licking it clean. 

5. Chicken Paella 

A traditional Spanish dish, considered as their national dish, paella is quite similar to the classic Indian khichdi. While the main ingredients in every paella dish are rice, saffron, chicken, and vegetables, you can experiment with the leftover ingredients as per your choice and availability.

So, the next time you are planning a delicious weekend meal, try these rice bowls and share your experience with us.