Brown Rice Breakfast Bowls

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  • Ingredients
    8 large EGGS
    2 cups cooked brown rice
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper

    Yields: 4 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/4th of recipe (does not include toppings)

    Calories: 391

    Total fat: 24 g
    Saturated fat: 5 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 4 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 14 g

    Cholesterol: 372 mg
    Sodium: 437 mg
    Carbohydrates: 28 g
    Fiber: 2 g
    Sugar: 1 g
    Protein: 15 g
    Vitamin A: 161 mcg
    Vitamin D: 2 mcg
    Folate: 59 mcg
    Choline: 304 mg
    Calcium: 62 mg
    Iron: 2 mg
    Potassium: 245 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of protein and choline, and a good source of vitamin A, vitamin D and folate.


  1. COOK rice according to package directions. STIR in oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

  2. MEANWHILE, place cold eggs in saucepan. POUR IN enough cold water to cover eggs by at least 1 inch. COVER saucepan; bring to boil over high heat.

  3. REMOVE pan from heat. LET STAND, covered, for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes for soft-cooked eggs or until desired doneness. RINSE eggs under cold water and peel. CUT each egg in half.

  4. DIVIDE rice among 4 bowls. TOP each serving with 2 eggs. Let guests choose Customized Toppings (see Insider Information).

Insider Info

Customized Toppings

  • Proteins: Cooked and crumbled bacon or sausage.
  • Vegetables: Alfalfa Sprouts, microgreens, mixed greens, sliced avocado, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped cucumber, green onions.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Pumpkin seeds, pine nuts or sunflower seeds.
  • Cheese: Crumbled goat or feta cheese, or grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Herbs and Seasonings: Basil, sun-dried tomato or olive pesto.
  • These breakfast bowls are also delicious made with quinoa, barley or farro.
  • Use leftover toppings for sandwiches, soups or salads.