This sardine rice bowl with an egg on top features canned sardines in tomato sauce. It’s quick, nutritious and budget-friendly!
Sardine Rice Bowl
This is what I call my poor man dinner. A “what can I make with what I have?” recipe.
But budget food doesn’t have to be bland!
This dish can be thrown together quickly and requires very little cooking.
Do you like sardines? Don’t knock ’em till you’ve tried ’em! They’re actually really tasty and so healthy in vitamins B and omega-3’s.
This is a step up from the classic sardines and crackers with hot sauce, but mainly because I didn’t have any crackers haha.
All you need is a few ingredients and there are easy substitutes if you don’t have these things:
Canned sardines in tomato sauce. You can also substitute plain sardines and an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce.
Cooked rice. You could also use quinoa or couscous – or forego the carbs altogether.
Eggs cooked any way you like, but preferably with a runny yolk!
One last thing to make this sardine rice bowl really special: Slice 1 onion and saute in oil until softened. Add sardines and proceed with recipe.
I’d also love if you share your favorite canned sardine recipes in the comments below!
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- 1 can of sardines in tomato sauce
- 1 cup of cooked rice (or quinoa or couscous)
- 1 large egg, fried or poached
- Red pepper flakes (cayenne or aleppo chile pepper)
- Warm sardines with sauce in microwave. Serve over rice. Top with the cooked egg and sprinkle of hot pepper flakes. *see post for version with onion