Chicken Longanisa Rice Bowl

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Preparing meals at home than eating out is not only healthier in my opinion but also cheaper. You don’t need to spend a lot to eat well. This longanisa rice bowl that I made for my family of four costs roughly fifteen dollars, excluding the rice. If we were to order this rice bowl in a restaurant in NYC or downtown LA it would have set us back 12 dollars per person. A pack of chicken longanisa from our local Asian grocer was $3.79, the cherry tomatoes from our local farm market was $4.00 a pint, a dozen eggs at Whole Foods was $3.49 and the mixed herb pesto which I already have in the fridge was around 4 dollars.

To make, cook your longanisa by placing the links in a pan and adding about 1/2 cup water. Don’t forget to prick the sausages all over with a fork or tip of a small knife. Let this simmer in medium to low heat until done and liquid has evaporated. Add some vegetable oil and pan fry until brown all over. Set aside.

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Rinse and dry your cherry tomatoes and cut in half. Place it in non-stick pan and add about 2 teaspoon of mixed herb pesto. Cook over medium heat until tomatoes are softened but not mushy.

Then fry a couple of eggs sunny side up.

To assemble, place some cooked rice in a wide bowl then carefully arrange your fried egg, longanisa, and cherry tomatoes. I added some thinly sliced cucumbers for color.

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