These Meaty Rice Bowls Are The Answer To Big Appetites

Hefty, satisfying rice bowls always hits the spot.

Rice makes every meal super satisfying and rice bowls are the answer to effortless meals. Our favorite thing about rice bowls has to be the way it catches all the sauce from your ulam for your rice to soak in. No drop of flavor is wasted as all the wonderful juices, glazes, and sauces drip straight into your rice!

If youre a big fan of rice, make sure you bookmark these rice bowl recipes: 

Pork Rice Bowls

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno

1 Kimchi Fried Rice Recipe

Flavorful kimchi, fermented cabbage that’s bursting with sweet, sour, and salty flavors, makes it the perfect way to season your rice. Paired with the meatiness of bacon or luncheon meat, either of these bowls is sure to satisfy your hunger pangs. 

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Kimchi gives a spicy, delicious kick to the rice bowl.

Add a breakfast favorite to your kimchi fried rice!

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2 Bacsilog With Cheese Sauce Recipe

A classic student dish in the Taft area, you can still enjoy this wherever you are. If you love bacon, rice, and egg, you’ll love it even more with a sweet and spicy cheese sauce that brings everything together.

This popular all-day breakfast combo is made more delicious with its special sauce.

3 Pork Barbecue Java Rice Recipe


Leftover barbecue? Transform it into this delicious rice bowl. 

This one-bowl meal combines classic favorites.

Chicken Rice Bowls

Photo by Patrick Martires

4 Spicy Peanut Chicken and Tofu Recipe

Have you tried using peanuts to flavor your dishes? You should! It’s a transformative ingredient. Spicy peanut chicken makes this healthy recipe exciting.

Serve crunchy tofu and chicken with a sweet peanut sauce.

Photo by Toto Labrador

5 Chicken Pepper Rice Recipe


Delicious doesn’t need to be complicated. This rice bowl will transform your chicken leftovers with just a few pantry staples.

Rice bowls are a lifesaver when in comes to hectic days.

6 Lemongrass Chili Chicken Recipe

This stir-fried chicken dish explodes with flavor, making it the perfect topping for your hot, steaming rice.

We served this easy stir-fry over bowls of steaming rice, but vermicelli noodles will work too.

Seafood Rice Bowls

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7 Fish Burrito Bowls Recipe


If you love burritos, you’ll go crazy for this recipe. All the different flavors of burritos, from the beans to the spices, all go in one bowl. Plus, the bowl makes this “burrito” easy to eat!

This spicy seafood rice bowl has all your favorites in it!

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno

8 Sardines Rice Bowl Recipe

Elevate your Spanish sardines with some added flavor. We chose an extra large bowl of rice to accommodate our appetite for this one.


Take that bottle of Spanish sardines to the next level by stir-frying it with tomatoes and spices.

9 Bangus Belly Donburi Recipe

Get that delicious, melt-in-your-mouth bangus belly in a bowl! These crispy bangus fillets are infused with an array of addicting flavors that’s a delicious match to steamed rice.

Crispy bangus fillets find their way to a Japanese rice bowl.

Photo by Patrick Martires

10 Fresh Crab Rice Bowl Recipe


Fresh crab is one of those wonderful yet rare and special dishes you can have. It only makes sense to prepare it with other special ingredients. In this recipe, fresh crab is partnered with heirloom red rice. Yum!

Heirloom red rice is a great wholesome option for this fresh crab rice bowl!

Photo by Michael Angelo Chua

11 Poke Bowl Recipe

Hawaiians have their own, delicious rice bowls that make the best of their fresh seafood. You can make it, too! You can get sushi-grade tuna, salmon, and other fresh seafood here.


Use a mix of sushi-grade tuna and salmon to make this poke bowl!

Beef Rice Bowls

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12 Beef Shawarma Rice Recipe

Savor in the flavors of beef shawarma with this easier-to-eat and easier-to-make version!

If you can't get enough of the classic beef wrap, you'll love this rice bowl!


13 Cheese Steak Rice Recipe

Beef and cheese go so well together: think cheeseburgers, cheesy beef Jamaican patties, and Philly cheese steak sandwiches. The same unbeatable combo makes this dish scrumptious.

A meaty, cheesy rice bowl!

Photo by Riell Santos

14 Beef Steak Rice Bowl Recipe

All that delicious, flavorful sauce drips straight to your rice! We’re drooling just thinking about it!


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Serve Filipino-style beef steak, or bistek, with lots of rice for an easy weekday meal.

15 Taco Rice Bowl Recipe

The flavor of tacos remains unforgettable. We can’t help but crave its delicious flavors repeatedly. Thankfully, there’s this easy taco rice bowl recipe on standby.

Bring a little bit of Mexico to the dinner table with this complete meal in a bowl.


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