The other night I was at home alone and decided to make something for-one for dinner – specifically, this Broccoli Rice Bowl from Simply Life, which… may not be an active blog anymore? That would be a shame.
Anyway, I halved her recipe, and also added a lashing of Sriracha, because why wouldn’t I? Also, I have recently become proud of my poached egg skills. I’ve made 3 in a row that were just right, and I’m no longer nervous about them, nor do I screw them up. It’s just a little different in this recipe – the vinegar is rice wine vinegar, for instance – than how I regularly make it, but the egg turned out velvety and perfect anyway.
Broccoli Rice Bowl
1/2 cup brown rice
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp teriyaki sauce
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
ginger to taste, minced – I used about an inch, which may have been a bit aggressive
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 tsp rice wine vinegar
2 green onions, chopped
sriracha to taste
Put your rice on to cook as normal.
In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, ginger, and sesame oil.
Pour half of that mixture into a pan and heat over medium heat.
Saute the broccoli in it for 5-7 minutes or until tender.
Pour the other half of the sauce, and the sesame seeds, over the broccoli.
Keep warm while you poach the egg.
For the egg, heat about an inch of water and the vinegar in a wide pot – we are going for broad but shallow water here – to just shy of boiling.
Crack your egg into a small ramekin and keep it cold until the water’s ready.
With the handle of a spoon, stir the water so you have a whirlpool in the middle.
Drop the egg into the center of the whirlpool and immediately turn off the heat and cover the pot.
Let stand for 5 minutes.
While it does its thing, put the rice in a bowl and top with the broccoli.
When the egg is ready, scoop it out with a slotted spoon and pop it on top of the broccoli.
Scatter green onions and sriracha overtop.
What is better than smooth, velvety runny yolk coating everything? And how about some umami and fire to kick back against the mellowness of the egg? This is filling and warming and delightful. Eat it now.