Asian Chicken Rice Bowl Tips
What else can I add to this Asian rice bowl?
To punch up the flavor and textures of your Asian rice bowl, try adding some finely chopped fresh cilantro, thinly sliced or shredded cabbage, or chopped peanuts (for crunch). You can even swap out the rotisserie chicken for pulled pork
or pork belly. Add a sunny-side-up fried egg on top, or experiment with adding extra cooked grains such as barley, farro, or quinoa.
How do Asian rice bowls vary across cultures?
Rice bowls are a big staple of Asian cuisine, and nearly all contain these basic elements: A base consisting of a rice, noodle, vegetable, or grain; toppings such as vegetables, proteins, and/or dairy; a sauce (teriyaki, soy sauce, gochujang, sriracha, mirin); and a garnish (shredded vegetables or chopped herbs, crunchy nuts or seeds, pickled vegetables).
Within that standard base, there are varying flavors, spices, sauces and proteins that go into bowls across separate Asian cultures. This is how we have come to know many different Asian bowls such as Japanese donburi, Korean bibimbap, Buddha bowls
, Thailand’s khao soi, Indonesia’s bakmi ayam, and Signapore’s mee siam.
What's the best way to make rice?
As there are so many varieties of rice available, cooking rice can sometimes seem a little daunting. First, check out our handy guide on cooking rice
to determine the the best way to make rice, including correct ratio of water to rice that you will need, depending on the rice you are cooking. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant