Vanilla Almond Matcha and Chocolate Lava “Shake”.
AKA – Monday food like no other.
Or just, OH MY GOSH it’s Monday and I wish it was still Saturday, food. YUP, that’s life, but food like this makes Monday’s almost heavenly, and definitely more bearable.
But umm, you guys can we talk about some serious business before I consume your brains with these Korean style fried shrimp rice bowls?
I need you guys to help me with something. See, sometimes I wonder if I am actually making recipes you really want to see. I mean, how rude is it of me to not even ask what YOU guys (my very favorite people by the way) really want to see. You know? So, I thought it was time I stopped all this rudeness and learned some manners.
While, in all honesty, little Asher thought it was time. She was talking to me the other day and asked me why I never asked her what SHE wanted me to make. Asher really wanted doughnuts but I was making something “boring” (to her). She felt I really needed to make what she (and everyone else) wanted, and doughnuts were it… got to love the girl. The girl is kind of too smart for her years and her cuteness just makes everything she says seem like the right thing. Yes, she is one spoiled little girl.
Anyway, I have all these ideas, but sometimes I am afraid they are just TOO out there for some people. My creativity gets the best of me and most times I love that, but today I just want to take a step back and see what you guys would like to see me cooking, eating and loving.
SO, please, please, please, do not be shy today. Like all those readers who never comment, today is your day!! Please, I’ll make your favorite foods in return? It’ll be so fun to see your ideas since I feel like my brain can be a little close minded, only accepting the moods and flavors that I am feeling. Your thoughts and ideas will be so welcomed!!
Also, I finally had some time to talk to my mom after her China trip and whoa, things are really different over there. I still cannot get over the whole toilet in the ground without any toilet paper thing, rice at every meal, smoking being allowed everywhere and not being allowed to help people who have been hurt, but hey everyone does their own thing. Or I guess every country does their own thing. All and all it sounded like a really cool trip.
My brother got 4th in his competition which I guess is really awesome considering his age (he’s 14) and the weather being horrible (-17 F). He was the highest scoring US team member, so that was pretty cool. I don’t know, for me it’s all about 1st place, but maybe I am too competitive. Even still, I’m crazy proud of the kid, he’s the littlest guy around, but apparently he is KILLIN it.
If you are interested or even semi interested in snowboarding, you should check out this video that NBC aired on the US Rookie Team riders. Even me, the “let’s please never talk about snowboarding girl” thought it was a pretty inspiring video. My brother is named Red, the tiny, blondie decked out in Burton and Red Bull attire.
Oh, and I feel I should mention that Red and my dad just stopped by. They needed a place to drive to…my dad was teaching Red how to drive stick. He could barely see over the wheel – so scary!
Whoa. Sorry for the wordy overload there. Sometimes I got nothing to say and other times it seems like I can write forever. I find this SO odd and at times totally annoying (like when I have nothing to say).
So let’s finally talk about these bowls and how THEY are KILLIN it. No really, they totally are. So much flavor, so much color, so perfect for spring. Clearly you need to make them tonight, or at least as soon as you have time. No excuses!
If your are not a shrimp person, swap diced chicken. If you are vegetarian, try using tofu. Either way, just make these bowls. They are healthy and fun and I just really love all the colors. Color is my thing right now. Can’t have too much color!!
And of course that fried eggs. Can’t ever have too many of those either.
Aside from the colors and the egg, the shrimp is the star of the show, or bowl really. It’s basically fried shrimp covered in Korean BBQ sauce and it’s bone suckin’ good. It’s a really easy sauce to make and if you are being super healthy, feel free to just cook the shrimp in the sauce in a skillet instead of frying. I love the fried shrimp because the coating really soaks up all that sauce, but I totally get it if you do not want to bother with frying. It’s definitely not the most fun kitchen task.
The rest is some kimchi, which is just fermented cabbage and veggies (kind of like a Korean slaw), some sautéed spinach and mushrooms and then fresh veggies for crunch. Oh, and of course some crunchy noodles, cause I had to add just ONE more thing. Yup, that’s me.
And with that I feel like I am done. Hoping this post brought some color to your Monday!!
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If it did, that totally makes me SO excited!!
Tieghan, I had to send you a quick thank you. This sauce is GOLD. I don’t eat chicken, so I tried it on tofu multiple times (my teenager daughter makes it every couple of days for her tofu snack after school), and tonight we had it on salmon. So so so good. One of the best things about your recipes is that they are so flexible and adaptable. Thank you for what you do!!!
whoops I meant I don’t eat shrimp!
Fantastic!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! xTieghan
HI T- How much sesame oil are we supposed to add to the rice while cooking it? In the ingredients it says 2 tbsps of sesame seeds and in the instructions it says sesame oil. I’m assuming we should add 2 tbsp of sesame oil.
Hey Caroline, that is a typo. I am so sorry! You should use sesame seeds, not sesame oil. Hope you love this recipe!
Loved this recipe!! I prepared my shrimp according to the recipe notes and topped my bowls with fresh mint! So so so good. Will make again!
Thank you so much Katherine! xTieghan
Loved this so much! Used brown rice noodles instead of rice and added pea pods. Perfection!
Thank you so much Jaeden! xTieghan
Looks delicious and healty.
How many calories per serving? 🙂
Wow that looks so so yummy!! I need to make this asap
Thanks so much!
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I am not going to fry the shrimp. Would I still coat it in batter mix if I am only going to sauté? Looks delicious!
Hi Lori! No I would not coat it in batter, just cook without it in a little oil. Hope you love this!
This looks amazing.I like fried Shrimp.