Easy Rice Bowl Recipes

If there’s something Filipinos can’t live without, it’s rice. Ask a Filipino and they’ll admit how they can’t last a day without rice. It’s a staple for every meal. And one cup isn’t enough, trust me.

The best part about rice is that it goes well with countless recipes. Pair it with any meat, mix it with roasted veggies, and you have a filling meal. Here are some of the tastiest (and easiest!) recipes you can make with rice.

Support your local rice farmers by using local rice for these recipes. These recipes are made with Renucci Rice, the Rice of the Filipinos. Visit Renucci Rice’s Facebook Page for more info.

Adobo Flakes


  • 1 cup flaked day old adobo
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 1 cup cooked rice


  1. Pull adobo chunks until you are left with small flakes.
  2. Place adobo into a hot pan with some oil. Add garlic and scallions.
  3. Make a well in the center and add in the rice. Combine.


Beef Broccoli Stir Fry


  • 300grams beef skirt steak
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup cooked rice
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garnish:
  • scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Slice skirt steak into strips.
  2. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, water, cornstarch, sesame oil, minced garlic and brown sugar. Add steak and set aside to marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Add chopped broccoli, onions, and garlic in a wok over medium heat. Once slightly brown, mix in the beaten eggs.
  4. In a hot pan, place meat including the marinade. Once cooked, combine with stir-fry.
  5. Add cooked rice and mix with soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix until well incorporated. Season to taste. Garnish with thinly sliced scallions.


Chicken Rice Casserole


  • 3 pcs chicken breast
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup oyster mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 1.5 cup all purpose cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 cup of cream
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces. Place into a pan with olive oil over medium heat and sear.
  2. Thinly slice red onion and garlic. Once the chicken is slightly brown, add onions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Make a well in the center and add oyster mushrooms. Add more oil and garlic.
  4. Grease casserole with olive oil. Add chicken and layer rice over the mixture. Mix with cream and water. Bake in an oven at 200C for 45 minutes.
  5. Sauce: In a hot pan, fry garlic. Add nutmeg and curry powder. Mix in with cream. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.


Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl


  • 150g tuna, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs, toasted
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Japanese mayo
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • scallions, sliced for garnish
  • 1 cup cooked rice



1. In a hot pan, toast panko crumbs until slightly brown. Set aside to cool for at least 5 minutes.
2. In a bowl combine tuna, sesame oil, soy sauce, Japanese mayo, and sriracha. Add in sesame seeds and toasted panko. Toss until well combined.
3. Transfer to a bowl with white rice, garnish with thinly sliced scallions.

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Erwan Heussaff
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