A few months ago, during my last semester of grad school, I was perusing Pinterest one evening looking for inspiration to bring life to the ground turkey, veggies, and brown rice I had in my kitchen. I did not want to go to the store for additional ingredients and wanted to create an “all-in-one” meal that I could meal-prep for lunches the rest of the week. I came across this pin, which inspired me to create a lunch bowl featuring Asian-influenced meatballs. My meal, although different from the one featured in the pin, was quite yummy so I made it again. And again. Then I grew a bit tired of it so I left it alone for a while. I revisited the recipe (in my mind. I typically only record recipes for y’all 🙂 ) recently and decided to make it even more interesting with Sriracha bacon. Sriracha anything usually takes a dish well over the top. Add bacon to the same sentence and people’s eyes glaze over for a moment before they stop you and say “Wait, did you say Sriracha…bacon? Where did you get that?” Well, I made it. And so can you! It’s so easy and so delicious. The meatballs, bacon, and veggies come together over rice to make these sweet and spicy meatball bowls.
It’s actually kind of criminal that you haven’t been topping all your food with Sriracha bacon. Don’t sit there feeling ashamed, though. Forgive yourself. Try this dish out. Change your outlook on life lol! I like to meal prep these bowls for a work week of exciting lunches. Just add the steamed rice of your choice (I prefer brown) and you will be good to go.
I’d love to know what y’all usually eat for lunch on weekdays. Do you make your own or eat out? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!