Monday, July 19, 2021

MONDAY RECIPE POST - BROWN RICE BREAKFAST WITH EGG - FOR ONE PERSON

I never thought of eating rice for my first meal of the day until I found this recipe here at "thekitchn".

Brown Rice Breakfast with Egg For 1 Person  

1-2 tablespoons olive oil (I found I only needed 1 teaspoon)
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 cup cooked brown rice (I have also used Jasmine Rice)
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 large egg

Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan over low heat.  

Add the onion and cook for about one minute, until the onion turns a bright green.  

Add the rice, season with salt and pepper and stir gently until rice is hot.  

Add the peas and cook until they heat through and are bright green.  

Spread the rice in an even layer over the bottom of the frying pan.  

Crack the egg into a small bowl and carefully transfer them to the top of the rice layer.  

Season with salt and pepper and cover.  

Cook the egg the way you like it.

Carefully spoon into a bowl.



What did I think of this recipe?  

This is one of my favorite breakfasts.  It is very yummy if you enjoy rice.  I'm thinking you could use Cauliflower Rice in this also.

I have made the recipe several times since I found it, not only for breakfast but it has made a lovely lunch and a nice light supper.  

I have substituted Edamame for a few of those meals  if I don’t have peas.  I bought the PicSweet Steamables - shelled Edamame soy beans - from the freezer section in my supermarket, and took out half a cup at a time.  They were a good substitution for  the peas.

This would be one of those meals for changing ingredients to suit your own taste.  Suggested veggies in original recipe, chopped carrots or chard, after being cooked for about 3 minutes first before adding the green onion. You can also add garlic, ginger or peppers. Other suggestions are the addition of chicken or salmon, as well as tofu. Basically, anything that appeals to your taste buds.  

I liked this with the ingredients mentioned but did enjoy it once with tofu that I sautéed to crisp up a little, in the same pan as the onions and peas.

I ended up cooking the egg separately but in the same pan, after I had put the rice mixture in my bowl and covering it with aluminum foil.  It didn't take long to cook and the rice mixture was still hot when I popped the egg on the top.  I sautéed the egg in about a teaspoon of olive oil but I have also poached as well, and I am sure scrambled would be very nice.

A little cracked pepper sprinkled on the top is a nice addition.  I don't usually add a lot of salt to my food and didn't use any while preparing.  

A new favorite condiment in my collection is Furikake, pronounced "fury-kah-key", which I like to sprinkle over the top at the table.  I use it on other meals whenever I feel like it.  This is the one I have and I enjoy the taste very much.   It is one of those items introduced to me when we used to buy Blue Apron food packages.  
There is a lot of information about its nutritional value at the link above.  My Furikake is Umeboshi which you can read about here.  I bought it from Wegmans Supermarket but I expect it is available in several other places, maybe under different brand names.

It is always a good idea to read the original recipe, and look at all the other delicious recipes available. I go back to The Kitchn often.




Bon Appetit!







32 comments:

  1. Your photo is beautiful and mouth watering. I make a similar recipe, but kind of Mexican. I stir a bit of taco sauce, chili powder & cumin into the rice. So I am anxious to try yours as well. I have already printed it. It is easy to remember without printing, but I printed it so I don't forget to make it.

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    1. Thanks Ginny, that sounds really good too! Happy you have printed this one. I added a couple of additions after the fact when I thought about it, sorry about that :) just about the Furikake I use.

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  2. That does look nice. Still prefer my toast and tea for breakfast but would certainly try it for a light lunch Denise.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, often I will have just a slice of toast with my coffee in the morning :)

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  3. Delicious! I think I would like it even better with the Edamame. Have a great week Denise. :)

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    1. Thanks Martha, it is very good with the Edamame. You have a great week also :)

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  4. this would make a great lunch also. i love rice and do not love eggs, but i do eat them if hidden in other food i like

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    1. Hi Sandra, I hear that a lot about eggs, in our family also. Camouflaging in food is always a great idea ;)

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  5. Hello,
    Looks yummy, I would not have thought of eating rice for breakfast.
    Take care, have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! A friend gave me a bowl of rice for breakfast many years ago, with delicious goodies with it, and I remember thinking back then, what a great idea :) You take care and have a happy day also :)

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  6. Getting to know new spices and dishes is a fun adventure :)

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    1. Greetings Lucyna, thank you and a perfect description :)

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  7. This dish looks delicious! I like to experiment in the kitchen, so I'd love to try your recipe!
    Have a happy new week !

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    1. Hello Ela, so glad. I hope you like it. Happy day and upcoming weekend to you :)

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  8. Oh, I would love this dish. I do love rice, but I would probably substitute with your suggested cauliflower rice. Furikake sounds good, but I was sad to read it had sugar in it. Maybe there is a sugar free version. Thank you for another interesting recipe!

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    1. That's great Martha Ellen and thank you :) I enjoy cauliflower rice. Too bad about the Furikake. I gave some to our son and he enjoyed it so much I treated him to a bottle. I will look for the sugar-free version too.

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  9. Well, unlike Sandra, I LOVE eggs. Fix 'em any which way you desire and I'll devour. Love rice too, so this will definitely be tried at home!!

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    1. Thanks Anni, I love eggs too, in as many ways as you do :) Glad you are going to try this and I hope you like it as much as I did.

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  10. Many thanks for sharing the recipe, and yes I'm sure cauliflower rice would work!

    This recipe is tasty too!
    Kedgeree : Made The Low Carb Way
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2018/06/kedgeree-made-low-carb-way.html
    In fact I see you commented on the recipe suggestion :)

    Have a good week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you for the recipe link Jan. I will take another look. All the best to you too and have a great upcoming weekend :)

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  11. I grew up with more rice than potatoes so this could hit the spot for sure.

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    1. That's interesting Ellen but I know you are not alone :) The only time we ever ate rice when I was growing up was when my mother made rice pudding for dessert. Always welcomed, loved Mum's rice pudding :) Potatoes were served a lot because Dad always grew them.

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  12. Breakfast is a favorite breakfast meal when we travel because we rarely go beyond simple egg recipes at home. That said, this one looks delicious, Denise, and may just well be on a future at home breakfast menu. I like that you included suggested substitutions too.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy, this is always a nice treat. Sometimes all I have for breakfast is a yogurt and some fruit, or a piece of toast, and in the colder months oats with hot milk and fruit.

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  13. this looks so good and sounds delicious as well, a dish you could play around with!! i can tell you love to cook, i do too. it has been a little bit difficult these days but chuck is helping with the process!!

    i have been using "everything but the bagel" seasoning on a lot of my food and i really enjoy it!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I do enjoy cooking though I have to be in the mood :) I know Chuck is great for helping in many ways, and I hope it won't be long before you are able to do more of what you enjoy. I like that "everything but the bagel" seasoning too.

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  14. This sounds so yummy! I will be making this for my mom and I! Thank you!!! Big Hugs!

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    1. You are very welcome MLC, and happy you think :) I hope you and your mom enjoy. Big hugs from me too.

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