Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado

steamed buns with eggs

Main, Vegetarian | February 5, 2018 | By

Dim sum for breakfast! These Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado are the perfect breakfast sandwich. It’s our Asian version of an Egg McMuffin! These fluffy steamed buns come from the Asian market in the frozen section. Just steam them in your bamboo steamer for 10 minutes and they fluff up like little pillows. Stuff these beauties with eggs and green onions, slices of avocado, and bean sprouts for a little crunch. Then the kicker — a drizzle of Sriracha sauce for a little heat! These soft and airy steamed buns will rock your world! Try stuffing these buns with just about anything you have on hand — bacon, sushi-grade fish, smoked chicken, pulled pork, pickled veggies — so many options!

steamed bunsThese steamed Bao buns are ideal for a breakfast sandwich! Our Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado recipe makes enough for four, but you may not want to share! 

bao bunsStock up on these frozen Bao Buns! They’re perfect for a quick Bao sandwich. Steam them up in your bamboo steamer in just 10 minutes until they’re fluffy little pillows! Find them at your local Asian market.

bao bunsSimple ingredients make this Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado sandwich so easy and delicious.

bao buns with eggsUse your bamboo steamer or a pot with a steamer insert to steam these beautiful Bao buns.

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Steamed Bao Buns with Egg and Avocado
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 Bao buns (frozen package)
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • ½ large avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • Sriracha sauce for drizzling
  • Toasted sesame seeds for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Steam the Bao buns in a bamboo steamer or a pot with a steamer insert for 10 minutes until they fluff up. Remove and let cool.
  2. While the buns are steaming, whisk the eggs with salt, pepper, and the green onions. Using a non-stick pan, cook the eggs on low heat for 1-2 minutes letting the eggs set. Flip the eggs with a rubber spatula and cook another 20 seconds until done. Remove from the pan and cut into rounds. (I used a small single egg pan to make mine in four batches.)
  3. To assemble: Fold the rounded egg over and place inside the Bao bun. Top the egg with avocado slices and bean sprouts. Drizzle the sriracha sauce on top and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
Notes
You can find the Bao buns in the freezer section of your local Asian market.

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If you liked this recipe, try our Vegetarian Steamed Buns.

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Easy Udon Noodle Stir-Fry with Pork

udon noodle stir-fry

Meat | January 29, 2018 | By

Dinner’s ready in 20 minutes with this super Easy Udon Noodle Stir-Fry!  This recipe is from fellow food blogger Emily Dingmann with A Nutritionist Eats. Emily’s take on this dish: Stir-fries are the answer for quick and healthy dinners and this one is SO good. It’s a flavorful noodle bowl that tastes like take-out AND is packed with protein and fresh vegetables. 

Udon noodles – let’s talk about them! So you may have had them out, but chances are that you’ve never cooked with them. (At least I hadn’t until now.) Udon noodles are a Japanese wheat-based noodle. I love them because they are thick and have a great chewy texture and because they are frequently found fresh, you don’t even have to boil water, just throw right into the stir fry.

For this easy udon noodle stir-fry we’re going to quickly sauté some ground pork with mushrooms and Napa cabbage, and then an easy sauce. It’s another meal that includes all of the components I always go for (protein, veggies, flavor, starch!) in one bowl. Dinner’s ready in 20 — let’s get to it!

Udon Noodles

Photo Credit: A Nutritionist Eats

Ground pork and lots of fresh veggies are stir-fried and tossed with thick Udon noodles for this delicious bowl of everything!

Udon Noodle Stir-Fry

Photo Credit: A Nutritionist Eats

Dinner is on the table in just 20 minutes with this super easy and flavorful Udon Noodle Stir-Fry dish!

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Easy Udon Noodle Stir-Fry with Pork
 
Ingredients
  • 2-inch knob of ginger
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms
  • ½ head Napa cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound fresh udon noodles
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • Sliced green onions for garnish
  • Sambal oelek for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Peel and mince the ginger and garlic. Wash shiitake mushrooms with a wet paper towel and thinly slice. Slice the Napa cabbage.
  2. Heat a large pan (biggest you have!) over medium-high heat and add oil to pan once hot. Add the ground pork and cook for about 3 minutes, breaking up meat with back of a wooden spoon. Add in the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for another 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cabbage, noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil, and fish sauce. Toss with tongs to combine well. If your pan is TOO full, cover for about a minute to help the cabbage wilt down.
  3. Top the noodles with green onions and sambal oelek. Serve immediately.
Notes
Recipe and photos courtesy of A Nutritionist Eats food blog.

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If you liked this recipe, try our Tofu Pad Thai.

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