Easy Work Lunch – Breakfast Fried Rice
New year, new recipes… at least I hope to create, alter, or copy ideas that are easy to make or can be altered to be easily made! Recipes need to fit into our busy life so easy is a must! This is my first crack at a new recipe for 2014, breakfast fried rice! We had Chinese food for New Year’s. It is kind of a tradition for us, for many I suppose judging by the crowd I encountered while picking ours up. I did not make this recipe from those leftovers however, it did get me thinking about how fried rice can be pretty easy to make. I pondered for awhile on the fried rice and I thought I could up the egg content and make it more breakfasty (yep that is not a word I know but it was a thought pattern so indulge me)! That is exactly what I did. This is my first try and it came out pretty good! My husband and I both enjoyed it but I’ll probably continue to tweak it a bit!
This is how I made it…
3 XL eggs beaten with dash of milk
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 cup of spinach
1/4 cup diced onions
1/4 cup cooked sausage crumble (I used turkey sausage)
1 cup cooked brown rice (I used a package of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Brown Ready Rice)
2-4 tablespoons soy sauce (to your taste)
1/4 cup diced tomato
Pan scramble your eggs in a frying pan and remove to a plate. In the pan add your sesame oil, spinach, onions and sausage crumbles. As onions become cooked add in the brown rice and the soy sauce. When warmed through add your eggs back in. Serve on a bed of raw spinach with the diced tomato on top. Makes 4-6 servings depending on your portions!
Confession – this was my first crack at this and I actually added the raw eggs into the rice when cooking. The egg clung to the rice and didn’t have the effect I wanted. I realized after that I should have fried the eggs first! Lesson learned and we totally ate and enjoyed this dish anyway!
Gluten-Free? – This recipe is easily converted! Use a gluten-free rice and a gluten-free soy sauce like Kikkoman’s Gluten-Free Soy Sauce. The pretzels pictured are Snyder’s Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks which my whole family enjoys.
This lunch is packed in an EasyLunchboxes 3-compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers “CLASSIC” (Set of 4). BPA-Free. Easy-Open Lids (Not Leakproof)Easylunchboxes container and also includes fresh blueberries. The pretzels and blueberries are in silicon cups which can be removed while the fried rice is heated in the microwave! Note that the bed of lettuce under the rice will soften nicely when reheating your lunch!
Want one now? (Links contained in this post are affiliate links)