simple lox bowl

Rice bowls are such a simple staple when you’re building up your cooking chops. I make one almost every day. Most often, I throw together the Asian-inspired bowl that I shared earlier, but sometimes I crave something different. My favorite bagel shop makes a top notch lox bagel that I decided to turn into a bowl. It was delicious and I think you’ll love adding it to your rotation! 

Constructing Your Bowl

The first couple steps are the same as for the Asian version. Feel free to skip down to the bowl-specific directions if you want!

The first step is to poach a couple of eggs. My method is simple: put water and a splash of vinegar into a saucepan, bring to a simmer, crack two eggs into the water, cook for about 3 minutes. If you have more time and are looking for perfectly beautiful eggs, check out Alton Brown’s method

Next, heat some rice. I always have Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice in my freezer. It’s ready to serve in about 3 minutes using the microwave. It’s perfect for us since we don’t use rice that often and I’m often looking for a single serving. If you use a lot of rice, consider a rice cooker so that you can always have some on hand. You can also cook a batch ahead of time and freeze it for later use.

Start here if you already have your eggs and rice ready!

For this bowl, I stirred about a tablespoon of neufchatel cheese into the rice. It melted nicely and adds that essential element of the lox sandwich. I cut about an ounce of lox (also from Trader Joe’s) into strips and mixed those in. I topped with eggs and scallions, then sprinkled it all with pepper. When I have Everything But The Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joe’s, I add a liberal dose of that, as well. Since I always get my lox on an Everything Bagel, the seasoning is the perfect touch!

Are you a lox fan? Give this bowl a try and let me know what you think!