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Easy Breakfast Rice Bowl (INSPIRED BY THE PHILIPPINES)

food and beverageGrace SorianoComment

Happy Thursday! Aka my last day of work this week. Tomorrow I'm taking off of work and heading to Charlottesville, VA for a Bachlorette Weekend. We'll be touring some wineries so keep your fingers crossed that we get great weather! 

In other news, as you may know, yesterday was the #MetroShutdown of 2016 in DC. Since I live in Arlington, VA and take the Metro into work, I decided to work from home and avoid a potentially horrendous commute. The best part of working from home? Being able to actually cook meals instead of just using the office microwave!

Now normally I'll skip breakfast (I know, bad news bears) because there is no way I can wake up early enough to make breakfast and get to work on time. But when I'm working from home or when it's the weekend, I always try to make time for breakfast. So yesterday I decided to make a super duper easy breakfast rice bowl that brings me back to the breakfasts I had as a kid! 

(Can I also get a pat on the back for making the first GIF I've made in YEARS!?)

 

Step 1: Add Rice - Step 2: Add Veggies - Step 3: Add Egg!

My parents were both immigrants the from the Philippines so growing up, my everyday life was just a little bit different from my second-generation American peers.

One of the differences of course would be what we ate. For example, I ate rice with EVERYTHING: breakfast, lunch (at home), and dinner. I think most people would think rice for breakfast is a bit odd, but it is actually the norm for me and for most Filipinos. I can recall often having my eggs with a breakfast meat (bacon or spam) and rice. Now that I live on my own, I don't eat as much rice for breakfast as I used to, but sometimes I still get the craving.

Enter: my easy breakfast rice bowl!

As I mentioned previously, normally I'd have this type of breakfast with a meat but I have been trying to cut down on my meat eating (see: #Reducetarian). Instead, I whipped up a quick roasted tomato salad (ie: roasted tomatos with onions and pepper) in my toaster oven.

The best part of this meal? When you break the yolk and mix everything together. Yum!

I don't think I need to post the recipe, it is literally just the three steps I mentioned above. But feel free to ask me any questions in the comments section.

Hopefully I've inspired you to try this Filipino-inspired breakfast dish! Have a great weekend everybody!