Once upon a time, I used to nanny the most awesome girls. They had two stepsisters. The youngest of those stepsisters was an itty bitty Chinese thing name Kai Ping. She is one of the most darling children ever, and also one of the pickiest eaters I have ever come across. When she and her sister would come to visit the girls I nannied, there was only one thing I could ever get Kai Ping to eat: rice bowls with ground turkey, spinach, and egg. It might sound weird to you, but it’s actually an incredibly delicious combo that I grew to love a lot. And so, Kai Ping Bowls were born.
Because Kai Ping Bowls are budget friendly, good for you, and a great way to use up leftover rice, we eat them pretty frequently. At least once a month, if not twice. It’s a meal that lends itself really well to variation as well. Sometimes we use ground beef instead of turkey, sometimes we add broccoli or other veggies that need to be used up.
Kai Ping Bowls
2 TBSP olive oil
1 lb ground turkey
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups cooked rice
3 large handfuls of spinach, roughly chopped (we like to use a spinach/kale blend)
1/4 cup soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a wok or a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Brown the ground turkey. Move the ground turkey to the edges of the pan to create a well. Add the beaten eggs and scramble. Add the rice, spinach, and soy sauce. Cook until rice is heated through and the spinach is wilted.
That’s it! This meal seriously couldn’t be any simpler. Enjoy! :)
What’s the story behind your favorite meal?