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Power bowls have been pretty popular for a while now so I thought it was high time I shared one here. What is a power bowl, you ask? It's typically composed of whole grains, veggies, protein, with a some kind of sauce...in a bowl. 🙂 Aside from that, there are no real rules so they're a fun way to mix up textures, flavors, and colors and get a good variety of nutrients in one meal. Power bowls should definitely be a part of your meal prep routine.
Today's wonton power bowl is freaking delicious and takes less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish, so it's ideal for weeknight dinners or quick lunches. You can also pre-make multiple servings of each component at the beginning of the week in order to construct the bowls even more quickly each night. Today, our protein is Bibigo mini chicken & vegetable wontons. They're bite-sized and complemented so well by the veggies (more on those below). Bibigo products are new to Texas and I was glad to find them at my local H-E-B (because y'all know how I feel about H-E-B!) in the frozen section. The name Bibigo comes from the Korean word to “mix,” combined with “go”, which is a great descriptor for this meal. They have a number of yummy products but I particularly like the wontons because they're so versatile. They can be appetizers, added to salads, cooked in a number of ways--the possibilities are endless!
For veggies, we're sautéing up fresh broccoli and carrots with ginger and garlic in the same pan as the Bibigo mini chicken & vegetable wontons and quick-pickling cucumber slices. The cucumbers help set everything off and are yummy enough to snack on by themselves. 🙂 Our whole grain is brown rice and the sauce is a super quick dipping sauce recipe that's listed on the back of each mini chicken & vegetable wontons package. So easy!
All of these bite-sized components come together to make a meal that's simple to enjoy and full of flavor. I love how quick this meal is--and it's customizable, too! You can swap in whatever veggies you like (I think adding a bed of leafy greens would be great) and try different grains as well. This wonton power bowl has a great mix of flavors and textures--sweet, savory, spicy, sour, crunch, and more. It's truly an easy gourmet meal in minutes. This shrimp & plantain bowl is another quick and easy option!
P.S. more quick dinner ideas:
A quick and easy dinner that hits all the major food groups and is fun to eat.
- 1 cucumber sliced thinly
- ½ cup vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- ½ cup matchstick carrots
- olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅓ teaspoon powdered ginger
- black pepper to taste
- 10 bibigo mini chicken & vegetable wontons
- 1 cup brown rice cooked
- black sesame seeds optional
- 4 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
Add vinegar, cucumber slices, ½ teaspoon of sea salt, and crushed red pepper to a bowl and stir. Place in refrigerator.
Meanwhile, add olive oil to a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots and broccoli then season with black pepper, remaining sea salt, ginger, and garlic powder. Stir to coat veggies evenly with spices and oil. Push to one side of pan.
Add bibigo mini chicken & vegetable wontons to the other half of pan and cook them per package instructions (about 5 minutes). Stir the broccoli and carrots periodically to ensure even cooking. Veggies and wontons should be ready at the same time. Meanwhile, mix up sauce ingredients and set aside.
To assemble your power bowl, add rice, sauteed veggies, bibigo mini chicken & vegetable wontons, and quick-pickled cucumbers to the bowl. Drizzle a bit of dipping sauce over top then garnish with black sesame seeds, if desired.