Fried Rice

  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 4 oz ham or pancetta, diced
  • 2 medium carrots small dice
  • 1 small onion small dice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup asparagus, sliced thin
  • 4 cups cooked and chilled rice (I either use white or brown rice)
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • sliced green onions for garnish if desired

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter into a large skillet.
  • Add the eggs and scramble until fully cooked. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of butter into the pan.
  • Add ham or pancetta, carrots, asparagus and onion to the pan and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add in the cold rice and peas and sauté for 3-4 minutes. The rice should brown up a bit.
  • Add the eggs back to the pan and stir in soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes to heat through.
  • Serve immediately with green onions for garnish, if desired.

Pork Belly & Texas Toast

This is one of those meals that comes together when you don’t know what to make and it’s nearing the end of the week, a clean out the fridge bowl. We scarfed it down! I used Trader Joe’s pork belly, which just needs to be sliced and cooked crispy

  • 2 thick slices Texas toast or bread, toasted
  • 2 poached eggs
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • Truffle oil
  • Pork Belly or bacon, sliced into cubes or strips
  • 3 scallions, sliced thin

In a medium pan cook the pork belly or bacon until crisp.

As the pork starts to crisp up, add about 1/4 c water to a skillet or pan that has a lid, add the spinach and cook over medium heat until wilted and most of the water is evaporated. Drizzle with a little truffle oil, salt and pepper.

Divide toast, eggs, spinach, and avocado among plates and top with green onions.

Serves 2.

Rice Bowl with Egg and Avocado

Super easy and healthy!

1 c brown rice, cooked

4 poached eggs

12 halves, slow roasted tomatoes (recipe below)

2 avocados, sliced

Basil salsa

Preheat oven to 350. Slice tomatoes in half, season with salt and pepper and spray with olive oil. Bake for 1 hour until browned and collapsed. You store in fridge for up to a week.

Place rice in the bottom of a bowl, top with tomatoes, Avocado, egg and drizzle with Basil salsa.

Serves 4.

Eggs Baked in Mortadella

You can also use prosciutto for this quick weeknight meal. Serve with a salad and you are set!

Butter or oil as needed

1 tomato, sliced

2 slices mortadella or prosciutto

2 eggs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Asiago cheese, grated

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Smear a bit of butter or oil in ramekin; line with tomato and prosciutto. Break egg into ramekin, then put on a baking sheet.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until egg is set and white has solidified. Because the cup retains heat, egg will continue to cook after you remove it from the oven. Sprinkle with asiago, salt and pepper and serve.

Serves 1 – 2.

Chorizo and Avocado Salad


This salad is good I had to put an egg on it.

Dressing
1/4 c olive oil
2 tbsp sherry vinegar
1 tsp sherry
1 tsp honey

Salad
2 slices sourdough bread, torn into small pieces
1 avocado, dived
4 oz spinach and arugula
1 jar roasted red peppers, torn into bite size pieces
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
5 oz Spanish style chorizo, sliced thin
2 eggs
Shaved Spanish cheese

Toss arugula, spinach and pepper with a little dressing to coat.

Heat oil in a skillet and cook bread until toasted. Remove. Add chorizo and fry on both sides, remove. Add egg and cook until white is set but yolk is runny.

Divide spinach, arugula mixture among plates. Top with avocado, bread, cheese, chorizo and egg.

Serves 2.

Black Bean Bowl with an Egg on It.


This may not look pretty but it's tasty and comes together super quick!

1 can black beans, drained
1 can chopped green chilies
1 head of romaine, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
4 green onions chopped
2 eggs, fried
Jack cheese, grated

Combine black beans and green chilies in a small pot and cook until heated through.

Divide ingredients among two bowls, top with a egg and serve with your favorite salsa.

Serves 2.

Hard Cider Rarebit


This one from Diana Henry is the ultimate British Comfort Food! Toasty bread, creamy sauce, topped with a fried egg! Yum!

2 thick slices white bread
2 tbsp butter
2 1/2 tbsp flour
1/2 c dry cider
1 c grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp mustard, preferably Colman's (not powdered)
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
Pepper
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons apple brandy or Calvados
2 fried eggs

Position an oven rack 4 to 6 inches from the broiler element; preheat the broiler.

Meanwhile, toast the bread. Place each slice in an individual gratin dish.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour to form a roux, then remove the pan from the heat just long enough to gradually whisk in the cider until smooth.

Return to the heat; once the mixture is bubbling, reduce the heat to low. Stir in the cheese, mustard and nutmeg. Remove from the heat and season generously with the pepper.

Crack the egg into a liquid measuring cup. Add the apple brandy or Calvados and stir until lightly beaten. Whisk a few spoonfuls of the cheese mixture into the egg (to temper it), then pour it all into the saucepan, whisking until well incorporated.

Pour the cheese sauce over the toast

dividing it evenly among the gratin dishes. Broil for a minute or two, watching closely, just until lightly browned on top and bubbling. Place a fried egg on top.

Serves 2.

Egg, Avocado and Tomato Rice Bowl

I am so falling in love with rice bowls! This one is super satisfying with a poached or fried egg, just make sure the yolk is nice and runny.

3 c cooked brown rice, warm
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 chopped scallions
Salt and pepper
4 eggs, poached or fried
2 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, halved and thinly sliced
Hot sauce, for serving

In a medium bowl, combine the rice, cilantro, scallions, and ¼ tsp of the salt.

Divide the rice mixture among 4 shallow bowls. Top each with an egg and arrange the avocado and tomato slices on the side. Sprinkle the tomato and avocado with a pinch of salt, and serve right away with hot sauce.

Serves 2 – 4.

Quinoa Bowl

Another simple but tasty weeknight dinner. 

4 eggs, poached
2/3 c chicken stock
1/3 c quinoa
4 c spinach
1 avocado, sliced thin
8 oz tomatoes, sliced
1 tbsp avocado or olive oil
1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

Bring the stock to a boil in a small pot. Add the quinoa, remove from heat and cover.

Place the oil and vinegar in a small jar, season with salt and pepper and shake to combine.

In a large bowl drizzle spinach and toss to coat.

Divide quinoa among plates, top with spinach, tomatoes, Avocado and egg.

Serves 2 – 4.

Egg Tostada

Ths is from Skinny Taste – so good and totally doable on a weeknight. 

1 tsp oil
1 medium onion, sliced thin
14.5 oz diced tomatoes with chilies
1 tsp ground cumin
1 jalapeno minced
3/4 tsp salt
Pepper
4 corn tortillas
olive oil spray
4 eggs
1 c shredded romaine
1 avocado, sliced thin
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
Shredded jack cheese
Scallions, sliced thin

In a 10 inch skillet, heat oil and onions and cook until soft. Add tomatoes, jalapeno, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce to low and simmer 5 minites. 

Heat griddle, spray tortillas and cook until crisp on both side.

Make 4 holes in tomato mixture and break eggs. Cook until whites are cooked through. 

Place tortilla on plate top with lettuce, scallions, cheese and then place a scoop of tomato mixture with an egg in the middle.

Serves 2 – 4.