Suburban Loco Moco

Suburban Loco Moco

When Ashley and I lived in Hawaii they had plated burger “platters” called Loco Mocos.  Traditionally it was a little bit different than what we made (we cut out the gravy and regular rice) but these are easy, versatile, HEALTHY and tasty.

Step 1:Make your rice according to the package. We used instant brown rice because if you have ever tried to use regular rice in a rice cooker you know how f@!*ing hard it is to make. I make mine with chicken stock rather than water, a couple splashes of soy sauce, and a tablespoon of butter.

Omit the butter if you want OR just use a substitute. DO NOT omit the chicken stock and soy sauce bc it makes the rice delicious.

Step 2:While your rice is simmering throw your patties on a grill pan. We used ground turkey patties but you could make your own hamburgers, use veggie/boca burgers…. ie your favorite patty. The grill marks are the best part so make sure you get 'em nice and branded.

You shouldn’t have to continually flip your patties over and over. They cook about 10 mins.

Step 3:Lube up a pan with some cooking spray/oil/butter/butter-substitute and fry your eggs. We used one egg per person but you could easily get away with using 2.

Any style egg will work but we did a simple fry, flip, pop (the yolk). I think the only thing that wouldn’t work would be scrambled.

Don’t forget to salt and pepper your eggs.

Step 4:Plate em up:

- Brown Rice

- Black Beans

- Patty

- Sliced Onion

- Egg

- Salsa

NOTE: These are the ingredients I had available. You could easily add anything you wanted… tomato, avocado, sprouts, spinach, mushrooms, etc.

Step 5:Eat and be thankful for Hawaiian traditions.

Let me know if you try it out and thank Ashley for the inspiration.