Kimchi Rice Bowl with Jammy Eggs

Tons of veggies, hearty brown rice and creamy eggs + avocado sauce. Sounds like a pretty satisfying lunch to me! #kimchi #ricebowl #lunchideas #runnyeggs

i know that some of the bowls i post here are a bit of a pita. multi-step vegetable side dishes make for tasty lunches, but sometimes they’re too much. i get it. not this kimchi rice bowl based off the hg street bowl from home grown oakland, though.

it was one of those pretty cold for california days in december (nothing like last week though, when i was late for work because i had to scrape ice from my car- what?!), and i had dragged my mom with me to oakland (who then dragged my cousin). mostly because i wanted someone to drive me to an interview (the company i interviewed at/worked at was not nearly as exciting as pixar, whose campus was down the street). and the kimchi rice bowl i had for lunch before the interview? i have fonder memories of that than the entirety of the 6 months i spent there realizing that neither the work i was doing nor the product i was working with interested me at all.

anyways, i’ve really grown to appreciate how nutty and chewy brown rice is in the past few years, and i have to say, homemade brown rice beats white any day. it’s no exception in a kimchi rice bowl, where it acts as a hearty base for jammy eggs (soft-boiled and runny), creamy avocado sauce, garlicky bok choy and heaps on heaps of kimchi.

Meal prepping? You can make everything for this kimchi rice bowl on the weekend and divvy it up for lunch all week long. #kimchi #ricebowl #lunchideas #runnyeggs

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5 from 1 vote
Meal prepping? You can make everything for this kimchi rice bowl on the weekend and divvy it up for lunch all week long. #kimchi #ricebowl #lunchideas #runnyeggs
Kimchi Rice Bowl with Jammy Eggs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
This kimchi rice bowl is creamy, hearty and warm, making it a cozy lunch option for wintertime!
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Fusion, Korean
Keyword: avocado, bok choy, brown rice, dairy-free, kimchi, lunch, nut-free, rice, rice bowl, sesame seeds, soft-boiled eggs, vegetables
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 532 kcal
Creamy Avocado Sauce
  • 2 avocados flesh scooped out from skin
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • olive oil and water to thin
Jammy Soft-boiled Eggs
  • 8 eggs
Sauteed Bok Choy
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 big bunches bok choy cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup kimchi chopped
  • 2 T toasted sesame seeds
Creamy Avocado Sauce
  1. Blend the avocado, fish sauce, soy sauce and lemon juice in a blender. Add olive oil and water if needed to make a thick sauce.
Jammy Soft-boiled Eggs
  1. Place the eggs in a saucepot and add water until the eggs are completely submerged. Place over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Lower to a gentle boil and cook for 6 minutes.
  2. Drain the water, and run the eggs under cold water. Let cool slightly, then crack and peel the eggs.
Sauteed Bok Choy
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat some oil. Add the ginger and garlic; saute for 30 seconds. Add the bok choy, and saute for 5-10 minutes, or until wilted and bright green.
  1. Divide the rice among 4 bowls. Add the jammy soft-boiled eggs, bok choy and kimchi on top. Drizzle the avocado sauce over everything and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes

Inspired by the HG Street Bowl from Home Grown Oakland.

Don't like runny eggs? (Don't blame you - sometimes I don't either!). Feel free to do hard-boiled, scrambled, fried, whatever you want instead of these jammy soft-boiled eggs. #kimchi #ricebowl #lunchideas #runnyeggs

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This kimchi rice bowl is a great lunch, full of nutty brown rice, sauteed bok choy, crunchy tangy kimchi, soft-boiled egg and avocado sauce. #kimchi #ricebowl #lunchideas #runnyeggs

8 Replies to “Kimchi Rice Bowl with Jammy Eggs”

  1. Omg those eggs! These are the most amazing looking eggs ever! My fave way to eat them!! 😀 I can’t stop looking at and drooling over them haha!

    1. thanks joyce! yes – you get the runny yolk gold but none of that sketchy mucous-y un-cooked egg white (;

  2. Heather – this is totally a bowl I would love! I love kimchi, and a jammy egg, well, nothing in the world like it! Yum yum yum!5 stars

    1. i swear, kimchi makes any savory bowl better (;

  3. I am feeling these COLD California mornings!!! Brrrrr!! I need sun and warmth. And a bowl of this goodness!! Those soft boiled eggs are EVERYTHING 🙂

    1. this weather is so temperamental. i’ve been thriving in all the warmth + i love getting home when the sun is still out, and then it started raining again last week and it felt like mother nature was teasing us lol

  4. What a fabulous meal! And so healthy. I only cook brown rice. It’s just healthier. At least sushi places are now offering brown instead of white, which I appreciate.

    1. i love the flavor of brown rice, and if it’s healthier too, all for it (; sometimes white rice is nice though, especially for sushi because the grains stick together better (brown rice would get allll over me).

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