Oct 222012

This is my version of chicken rice bowl…I mainly prepared the chicken with a lot of different vegetables and topped over steamed rice. This is a very simple recipe, especially when I feel like “cleaning” the fridge and use up all the vegetables. It is very versatile and you can use all kind of your favorite vegetables and meat, or tofu if you are vegetarian.
Oh! Another thing, this is great for next day lunch!


2 chicken breast cup in cubes
3 to 4 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
½ tablespoon light olive oil

1 cup of Brussel sprouts cut into quarter and blanched
2 zucchinis cut into cubes
2 red bell peppers cut into cubes
1 small onion cut into cubes

1 tablespoon light olive oil
½ tablespoon sesame oil

Steamed rice


Add to the chicken the garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, cornstarch, salt and pepper and it sit for 5 minutes.

Sauté the chicken in olive oil, until slightly golden color. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In the same pan add the onion until brown, add the remaining vegetables until cooked but not soggy. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

Add to the vegetables the chicken and mix gently. Drizzle sesame oil and remove from the heat.

Have the bowls of rice ready and top it with the chicken and veggies mixture. Serve hot.

If you enjoy this rice dish you might want to check on Fried Rice recipe.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that rice bowl in Japanese is called “donburi”?

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  47 Responses to “Chicken Rice Bowl”

  1. This not only looks good it is so healthy too. I love quick healthy, and tasty dinners! That last photo is great! Love the bright colors.

  2. I knew I’d like it as soon as I saw the brussell sprouts. Lots of good stuff in this bowl.

  3. This looks easy… it’s perfect when the day is busy and you need a quick and delicious meal..

  4. Looks delicious! I love one dish meals like this, so good and satisfying!
    Have a nice day!

  5. Hi Juliana! How are you? hope you are well. It’s been a while since I’ve visited your blog, so please forgive me. The chicken rice bowl looks delish. Just my kind of meal.

  6. Hi Juliana, your one dish meal sure look delicious and tempting. Yummy!
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe.

  7. That looks delicious! I wouldn’t mind having a bowl of that too! So much vegetables and so little rice, I like:D

  8. Perfect for a busy weekday’s meal Juliana, simple yet tasty! Have a great day!

  9. I really like ‘cleaning up the fridge’ recipes. This is a very enticinng chicken rice bowl. Have a great week.

  10. Tasty looking bowl of goodness!

  11. This is making me hungry Juliana. Have a good week ahead!

  12. I often make simple and nutritious stir fry like this. Have a great week!

  13. Yum, looks so tasty and healthy and perfect for a quick meal!

  14. Looks terrific – I love easy, quick dishes like this. And I agree that rice bowl is perfect for when you want to use all the odds and ends in the refrigerator! Good stuff – thanks so much.

  15. This is a complete meal all in one bowl and it looks so appetizing, Juliana! Love it!

  16. Your dish looks delicious and healthy, Juliana.

  17. This dish would please my eyes and my stomach. It looks so good.

  18. Healthy filling and it looks absolutely delicious 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  19. This is such a great healthy dinner. I love the use of seasonal brussel sprouts in it, too – they are one of my favorite veggies!

  20. Rice bowls are easily among my favorite sort of meals! So quick, comforting, and a great way to use up any vegetables in the fridge. I will have to try your version with the suggested tofu variation next time!

  21. I like your idea of cleaning out the refrigerator of veggies. My DH loves rice with veggies. I often stir them in after preparing them – less carby as it makes the rice go further. When one adds the chicken – it’s a whole meal deal. 🙂

  22. Love these Juliana and love the pictures too!

  23. Love clean out the frig dishes. Looks so good, and healthy! And delicious 🙂

  24. Yum, all your ingredients look so good and healthy! I love the brussels sprouts in your rice bowl, nice creative tasty addition 😉 Welcome back 😉

  25. Sounds delicious. I love the chicken and all the vegetables together.

  26. Nice addition with the Brussels sprouts. Perfect for this time of year.

  27. Love the vegges inside and I am going to have a bowl of this complete meal.

  28. An easy to make recipe, Juliana. And….you’re so right. You can use up leftover veggies in the fridge. Love dishes like this!

  29. Love easy and delicious recipes like this. This is a delicious way to use up all the leftover in the fridge.

  30. Juliana, I just love your colorful, healthy and delicious veggie combination with the rice. Chicken even makes it more flavorful for meat lovers, but the tofu addition w/out the chicken works well too:)

  31. Looks great, I love your colorful chicken rice mix!

  32. Simple and delicious – great dish! Have a great weekend, Juliana!

  33. What a terrific way to clean up the frig. I love simple recipes like this. I find people don’t want fancy recipes, they want dishes they can accomplish quickly and that are healthy. This recipe is perfect!

  34. Nothing beats a freshly stir fried mix of vegetables and marinated chicken. I could eat this bowl of yum everyday without any guilt. Have a wonderful weekend, Juliana! 🙂

  35. Oi Juliana! Esse é o tipo de prato que adoro fazer quando estou com pressa, pois alem de bonito fica super apetitoso. O seu ficou de dar água na boca!

  36. Beautiful, healthy and delicious! I love the idea of cleaning the fridge if I’d get this yummy dinner out of it 🙂 Have a great weekend~

  37. Such a balanced rice bowl, and it looks appetizing too. I know I would enjoy this as lunch or dinner.

  38. My kind of dish! Even without rice, I can finish the whole plate of this chicken dish by myself!

  39. This looks extremely good, Juliana! Love the fact that unlike traditional chicken rice which my kids love, this is so quick to put together. Good the next day? I think I would love it for breakfast the next day!

  40. Hey Juliana, Looks so delicious and healthy! Happy to get back in touch with you. It had been a while blogging…

  41. Hi Juliana,
    Another amazing and delicious recipe. I love it, as I love the flavours and the healthy look of it!!
    Cheers and hope you’re having a fantastic weekend,

  42. Mmmmm! I wish I could get this in my lunch box! Good news is, your chicken rice bowl is totally doable for a weekday 🙂

  43. What a great dish. I’m sure this has lots of flavour and what a great way to use up all those vegetables sitting around in the crisper xx

  44. There is little I like more than a bowl of steamed rice and flavorful meats!!

  45. Scrumptiously simple! I love the addition of Brussel sprouts.



  46. Dear Juliana,

    I love these one dish meals with meat and veges because they are so tasty and goes so well with rice!