Friday, August 4, 2017

Breakfast Fried Rice Bowl

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Everyone needs a few no fail easy breakfasts in their repertoire.

Lately we've become very big on breakfast which is great because it just so happens to be the most important meal of the day too.

I have always said to the kids "you wouldn't get in your car and drive it without gas, so why don't you put fuel (breakfast) in your body when you're getting ready for a full day.

Most days we're all about cereal or peanut butter toast but I've been on a kick lately to make what I like to call Breakfast Fried Rice bowl with a Poached Egg on top.

It is filling and easy to make and everyone likes it.  

I had this back in January when we were in Hawaii and fell in love with the idea of  "put an egg on it" as people say.  And I LOVE poached eggs and so does my family so this was a no brainer for us.


Here's what you need:

2 - 3 cups cooked white or brown rice, your preference 
1 can spam diced or 1 cup breakfast ham cubed
1 - 2 Tbs. canola oil
3 eggs, beaten
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 large carrot, peeled and grated
1 Tbs. sugar
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1 - 2 poached or fried eggs per person


Cook your rice (or purchase it pre made) so that you have a couple of cups, depending on how many you're serving.  I usually cook 1-1/2 cups, which makes about 3 cups cooked, for 4 - 6 people.  Set aside.

In a large skillet heat oil and fry the spam or ham cubes for about 10 minutes until brown and crispy, then remove to a plate and set aside.
 
Add the garlic and cook about 15 seconds.  Add the egg and cook until almost done, constantly stirring.
 
When almost cooked through add the carrots and green onion and cook for a few minutes, stirring.
Add the cooked meat and stir to combine.
 
Add the cooked rice and starting with a few tablespoons add the soy until it is a nice light brown color.  I use about 1/3 - 1/2 cup of light soy. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of sugar if desired and stir.
 

 
I like to serve these in a bowl but a plate works fine too.
 
Top with a poached or fried egg and hot sauce :)
 
Enjoy!

Serves 4 - 6
Here's the handy printable - Breakfast Fried Rice Bowl

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