30+ Rice Bowl Recipes

Get your rice cooker ready- these easy rice bowl recipes are perfect for a busy weeknight. They’re big on flavor and will surely become a family favorite in no time.

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If you’ve never had a rice bowl, you are going to fall in love. Your favorite veggies and meats atop a bed of fluffy rice and topped with homemade sauces. The different textures and flavors and big flavor makes dinner time fun.

You can really use any type of rice: brown rice, white rice, a cilantro lime rice recipe, or even leftover rice from dinner the night before. If you’re trying to keep it low carb, you could even use riced cauliflower to make cauliflower rice bowls.

From vegetarian rice bowls that are perfect for Meatless Monday to Korean beef rice bowls full of Korean ground beef, you are sure to find a tasty recipe you love from this list of best rice bowl recipes.

While each recipe is different of course, this is a great list of simple ingredients to get you started to make any number of delicious rice bowl recipes.

  • White rice
  • Soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Bell peppers
  • Lime juice
  • Creamy avocado
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Lemon juice
  • Sour cream

Favorite Rice Bowl Recipes

The best thing about this easy meal idea is that you can pretty much customize each recipe to your liking. Swap out the meats, substitute your favorite vegetable for one the recipe calls for. The options are really endless.

With easy swaps, you can take a simple chicken burrito bowl and transform it into a vegetarian brown rice bowl. Simply take out the chicken and add in more crunchy vegetables to make it a complete meal.

Check out this awesome list of rice bowls for even more dinner inspiration.

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Salmon Poke Bowls

4.49 from 43 votes
Celebrate Fish Fridays with this irresistible Salmon Poke Bowl recipe. This Hawaiian-inspired dinner is the perfect healthy meal for two!
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Chipotle Chicken Bowls

4.67 from 3 votes
Chipotle Chicken Bowls are an easy one dish meals perfect for meal prep or an easy and balanced dinner.
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Veggie Rice Bowls

These delicious Veggie Rice Bowls are easily customized with your favorite vegetables and are perfect for any night of the week! Don’t forget the creamy tahini sauce!
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Banh Mi Rice Bowl

Add all of your favorite Banh Mi fillings to rice and create this delectable rice bowl. Try this Banh Mi Rice Bowl recipe for a twist on the classic banh mi sandwich, but without the bread! 
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Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls

Simple and easy Japanese teriyaki chicken rice bowl is great for lunch and dinner. The savory and sweet teriyaki chicken serves great with rice and vegetables. Also, this recipe takes around 30 minutes!
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Teriyaki Shrimp Rice Bowls

A delicious shrimp lunch recipe packed with tangy, sweet, spicy flavors – these Easy Teriyaki Shrimp Rice Bowls are quick, easy, versatile and filling!
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Lemongrass Chicken Rice Bowls

Lemongrass chicken rice bowls are one of my favorite meals lately. So easy to make and to customize. The star of this dish is the incredibly juicy, flavor-packed Vietnamese lemongrass chicken!
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Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowls

Quick and easy sheet pan teriyaki salmon buddha bowls recipe coated in a homemade, sugar-free teriyaki sauce and served with edamame, brown rice, and crispy roasted broccoli. The best under-30-minute weeknight dinner or meal prep!
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Shrimp Poke Bowl

A quick and easy shrimp poke bowl recipe that’s full of buttery sautéed shrimp, pickled cucumber salad, brown rice, and topped with our favorite honey soy dressing. A fun and healthy 15-minute weeknight dinner!
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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Rice Bowls

These delicious Black Bean and Sweet Potato Rice Bowls feature a tasty medley of black beans, roasted sweet potato, cilantro lime rice, plus mix-ins and toppings galore! Choose your favorites for a totally custom rice bowl that rocks your socks!
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BLT Rice Bowl

Classic BLT gets a delicious spin with this BLT Rice Bowl recipe. The Avocado Lime Dressing is a creamy (dairy-free) flavourful sauce that will need to be doubled!
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Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowl

This Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowl takes fan-favorite game day flavors and transforms them into a delicious and – dare I say semi-healthy? – meal. Toss cooked chicken in buffalo sauce and assemble on a bed of rice along with quickly sautéed carrots and celery and top with blue cheese crumbles or Ranch dressing!
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Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl

A Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl is an Asian-inspired rice recipe that is full of flavor! Ground turkey, brown rice, carrots, broccoli, and peas, are drizzled with sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. This is a large-batch recipe that will not only feed everyone at dinner but also leave lunch leftovers for the week!
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Veggie Loaded Wild Rice Bowl

This rice bowl recipe has multiple components but results in a cook once eat multiple times type of situation that we know you are going to love. The soffritto flavor base is great for adding to soups, grains, veggies, or meat dishes where you are looking for lots of depth of flavor, FAST!
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Short Rib Burrito Bowls

This Short Rib Burrito Bowls recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family!
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Salmon Rice Bowls

These salmon rice bowls will be your new favorite easy weeknight dinner! They have fluffy rice and crispy teriyaki salmon bites topped with edamame, crispy broccoli, avocado, and cucumbers with a tangy honey garlic dressing! They're delicious, healthy, and super easy to make!
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Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls

These grilled chicken burrito bowls are loaded with cilantro lime rice, seasoned black beans, tangy cabbage slaw, and homemade peach salsa! They're perfect for meal prep or easy weeknight dinners!
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Salmon Buddha Bowls

This salmon buddha bowl is the perfect weeknight main course or quick meal prep. Ready in 20 minutes, this ridiculously healthy bowl is a balanced meal packed with multiple fresh vegetables and protein rich salmon!
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Soy Ginger Salmon Rice Bowl

Soy Ginger Salmon Rice Bowl – It tastes as delicious as it looks, folks. And the best part is that this sweet and savory dish comes together in less than an hour, making it a perfect week night meal with enough flavors to please everyone at the table!
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Chicken Burrito Yumm Bowls

Inspired by Cafe Yumm, these Chicken Burrito Yumm Bowls are delicious! These rice bowls are topped with fresh veggies and an easy-to-make flavorful chicken, for a healthy, hearty, delicious meal!
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California Roll Rice Bowls

These rice bowls are brimming with fresh ingredients along with sweet, salty, and spicy flavors. It’ll easily become a favorite!
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Healthy Burrito Bowl Recipe

This Burrito Bowl Recipe is so satisfying! It’s the perfect healthy lunch option and, best of all, it’s easy to throw together.
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Salad Roll Shrimp Bowls

Salad roll shrimp bowls with coconut rice and peanut dressing give you all the amazing flavors of salad rolls, but are so much easier to prepare and eat in bowl form.  Go ahead, hop on the salad roll bowl train today!
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Tofu Rice Bowls

Tofu Rice Bowls are a healthy lunch or dinner. The bowl is filled with fresh Asian flavors and vegetables served over rice!
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California Roll Sushi Bowls

It’s everything you love about sushi, in a filling and easy to make rice bowl! California Roll Sushi Bowls feature perfectly cooked Japanese sushi rice, imitation crab, and a spicy sriracha mayo sauce, along with plenty of bright, fresh veggies!
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BBQ Tofu Bowls

These quick and easy BBQ Tofu Bowls are made with crispy oven baked tofu tossed with your favourite barbecue sauce. Paired with sheet-pan roast veggies and brown rice, you'll love this easy vegan BBQ Tofu! 
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Ground Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl

This Ground Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl is an great easy and healthy gluten free dinner recipe. It's made with homemade teriyaki sauce!
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Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl

This Smoked Salmon Bowl is one of those dishes that provides maximum flavor with minimum effort. It's ready in 20 minutes, making it a great for a light midweek dinner or lunch!
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Chipotle Veggie Bowl with Fajita Veggiesv

Here is a delicious and loaded Chipotle Veggie Bowl with Fajita Veggies, Black Beans, Cilantro Brown Rice, Tomato, and Corn Salsa. Don’t forget Sofritas, a quintessential Chipotle creation of fried tofu crumbles in hot spicy chili sauce. In this recipe, we stacked NINE ingredients to make an epic Vegan Burrito Bowl. Are you excited too? 
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Grilled Chicken Poke Bowls

These easy grilled chicken poke bowls are fresh, healthy and a fab way to get lots of veggies in. With juicy miso chicken thighs, proper sushi rice, a super punchy dressing and crunchy toppings, you’ll want to make them again and again!
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Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Sooo many good recipes to try in this roundup! I wish I could eat them all today…thanks for such a great collection of delicious meals to make. The chipotle veggie bowl is first up!

  2. These rice bowls all look so delicious and would be perfect for an easy lunch or dinner! I’m definitely trying the veggie loaded wild rice bowl first!

  3. Oh Dear!! These sound so wonderful I’m going to run my printer out of ink!! Thank you for the inspiration though LOL!

    1. You can always bookmark it on your computer or phone and just come back. I wouldn’t print them all out! LOL.