Combine pre-made wontons with easy everyday ingredients into this flavorful, balanced power bowl! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BibigoKoreanFlavor #CollectiveBias Originally published August 2018. Last updated March 2023.
My favorite meals mix up a variety of textures, flavors, and colors and this wonton power bowl ticks all the boxes quickly and easily for cooks at any level. This is a quick fix meal you'll love and turn to over and over!
What's a power bowl?
A power bowl is essentially a balanced meal in a bowl. Not really a new concept but it's been growing in internet popularity over recent years. Each bowl is typically composed of whole grains, veggies, and protein with some kind of sauce.
Aside from that, there are no real rules so this 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.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Today's wonton bowl is freaking delicious, if I do say so myself. And it takes less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish, so it's ideal for weeknight dinners or quick lunches. Here's what to add to your grocery list.
- Bibigo Mini Chicken & Vegetable Wontons are the protein in this bowl. They're bite-sized and complemented so well by the veggies. Bibigo products are new to Texas and I grab them at my local H-E-B in the frozen section!
- Broccoli Florets provide fiber, nutrients, and color and are the perfect size for quick cooking.
- Garlic Powder
- Olive Oil
- Matchstick Carrots are also the perfect size to cook up in just a few minutes.
- Rice, specifically brown rice serves as the whole grain in this power bowl recipe.
- Sea Salt & Black Pepper
- Sesame Oil combines with the ingredients listed below to make a dipping sauce that's found on the back of the Bibigo mini chicken & vegetable wontons package. It's optional but I highly recommend drizzling it over top!
- Soy Sauce
- White Vinegar
Pro tip: Use whatever kind of rice you have on hand. I start with either leftover cooked brown rice or heat-and-eat rice that comes in individual portions for ease. Rice and quinoa blends are also great!
Quick-Pickling a Cucumber
Don't skip this step! In just 10 minutes, these refrigerator pickles will add sweet, sour, and fresh flavors to your wonton power bowl plus a kick of heat from the red pepper. They're yummy enough to snack on all by themselves.
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Sea Salt
- White Vinegar
How to quick pickle the cucumber? Simply cut up the cucumber into sliced rounds or strips (about two inches long and ⅓ inch thick). Mix up the red pepper flakes, sea salt, sugar, and white vinegar then pour it on top of the cucumbers and stick everything in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
What does it taste like?
This wonton power bowl has a great mix of flavors and textures--sweet, savory, spicy, sour, crunchy, tender, and more. It's truly an easy gourmet meal in minutes. My shrimp & plantain bowl is another quick and easy option!
Tips & Tools
You'll need a sharp knife and cutting board, as well as a skillet. Grab a small mixing bowl to create the quick pickled cucumbers, too.
Can I meal prep a wonton bowl? Yep. You can pre-make multiple servings of each component at the beginning of the week in order to construct the bowls even more quickly each night.
How can I customize this recipe? Feel free to play around with the ingredients. Swap in whatever veggies you like and try different grains as well. I sometimes use a bed of lettuce and other raw veg in place of sautéed vegetables.
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!
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How to Serve
Of course, I recommend serving this wonton meal in a bowl. But garnishes add the finishing touch that elevate an everyday dish. I love adding chopped or sliced almonds, fresh cilantro, and sesame seeds to each bowl for even more flavor and nutrition profile.
I hope you'll enjoy this easy balanced bowl recipe soon and very soon. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin it for later and follow me on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Wonton Power Bowl
For the quick pickled cucumber
- 1 cucumber
- ½ cup vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
For the power bowl
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- ½ cup matchstick carrots
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅓ teaspoon powdered ginger
- black pepper to taste
- 10 bibigo mini chicken & vegetable wontons
- black sesame seeds optional garnish
- ½ cup brown rice cooked
For the optional sauce
- 4 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
To quick pickle the cucumber
- Add vinegar, tablespoon of sugar, teaspoon of sea salt, and crushed red pepper to a bowl and stir to dissolve sugar.
- Wash cucumber and thinly slice into rounds no more than ¼ inch thick. Transfer slices to bowl of vinegar mixture and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
To cook the wontons and vegetables
- Meanwhile, add about one tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli florets and carrots to heated pan and season with ginger, garlic powder, and black pepper.
- Toss vegetables in spices and cook until heated through (about two minutes) then 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 five minutes). Stir the broccoli and carrots every minute or so to ensure even cooking and veggies and wontons should be ready at the same time.
To make the optional sauce
- Add soy sauce, sugar, water, vinegar, and sesame oil to a small dish and stir vigorously to dissolve sugar. Set aside until time to serve.
To assemble the power bowl
- Add cooked rice to bottom of bowl. Layer sauteed veggies over rice followed by wontons. Garnish with quick-pickled cucumbers then drizzle a spoon of dipping sauce and sesame seeds over top, as desired.