Eggs and Rice Recipe - Delicious & Easy Breakfast Dish

Eggs and Rice

Eggs and Rice Recipe - Delicious & Easy Breakfast Dish
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Eggs and Rice
Eggs and Rice

Eggs and rice is a simple yet delicious dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This recipe combines fluffy scrambled eggs with hot cooked rice for a satisfying and filling meal.


Eggs and rice is a popular dish in many cultures around the world. It is often considered a comfort food and is a great way to use up leftover rice and eggs. The combination of protein from the eggs and carbohydrates from the rice makes it a balanced and nutritious meal.


How to prepare

  1. Spray a heavy skillet with cooking spray and heat it over medium-high heat.
  2. Add oil.
  3. Pour in the eggs and let them heat for one minute, then softly scramble them and reduce the heat to low. Add butter and rice.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Turn the heat back up to medium-high and continue stir-frying the egg mixture for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then continue to stir for 5 more minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.


  • Add diced vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Top with shredded cheese or chopped herbs for a different twist.
  • Use brown rice or quinoa instead of white rice for a healthier option.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use hot cooked rice for this recipe to ensure that it mixes well with the eggs.

- Room temperature eggs will cook more evenly and result in a smoother texture.

- Stir the eggs constantly while cooking to prevent them from sticking to the pan.

- Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste for added flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Eggs and rice can be served on its own or with a side of vegetables or salad. It can also be topped with hot sauce or soy sauce for added flavor.

Cooking Techniques

Stir-frying the eggs and rice together helps to evenly distribute the flavors and create a delicious texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use olive oil or coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. You can also use ghee instead of butter.

Make Ahead Tips

You can cook the rice ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. The eggs should be beaten just before cooking.

Presentation Ideas

Serve eggs and rice in a bowl or on a plate, garnished with chopped green onions or parsley for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Eggs and rice pairs well with a side of steamed vegetables, a fresh salad, or a side of fruit for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Leftover eggs and rice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of eggs and rice contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of eggs and rice contains approximately 40 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of eggs and rice contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of eggs and rice contains approximately 15 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Eggs are a good source of vitamin D, vitamin B12, and selenium. Rice is a good source of manganese and magnesium.


This recipe contains eggs and butter, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Eggs and rice is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals.


Eggs and rice is a versatile and satisfying dish that is easy to make and full of flavor. Whether enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always be special to me. It was many years ago, when I was a young girl living in a small village in Italy. My grandmother, Nonna Maria, was known for her delicious cooking and I was always by her side in the kitchen, eager to learn her secrets.

One day, as we were preparing for a family gathering, Nonna Maria pulled out a worn and tattered recipe book from her cupboard. She told me that the recipe she was about to make was a family favorite that had been passed down for generations. It was for Eggs and Rice, a simple yet comforting dish that she learned from her own mother.

As she read the recipe out loud to me, I watched in awe as she cracked the eggs into a bowl and whisked them together with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. She then added cooked rice and mixed it all together until it was well combined. In a separate pan, she heated olive oil and garlic, then poured in the egg and rice mixture, stirring constantly until it was cooked through and slightly crispy on the edges.

The aroma that filled the kitchen was intoxicating, and I couldn't wait to taste the final dish. Nonna Maria spooned the Eggs and Rice onto a plate and garnished it with fresh parsley. I took my first bite and was immediately transported to a place of comfort and warmth. The flavors of the eggs, rice, and garlic melded together perfectly, creating a dish that was both simple and satisfying.

From that day on, Eggs and Rice became a staple in our household. Nonna Maria would make it for special occasions, family gatherings, or just as a quick and easy weeknight meal. Every time she made it, I would watch closely, committing the recipe to memory so that I could one day recreate it on my own.

As I grew older and moved away from home, I found myself craving the taste of Nonna Maria's Eggs and Rice. I would call her up and ask her to walk me through the recipe, jotting down notes as she spoke. I would then attempt to make it in my own kitchen, always falling short of capturing the exact flavors and textures that Nonna Maria was able to achieve.

It wasn't until I returned home for a visit one summer that I finally mastered the recipe. Nonna Maria and I spent an entire afternoon in the kitchen, cooking together and sharing stories of our family's past. As we sat down to enjoy our meal, I took a bite of the Eggs and Rice and felt a sense of pride wash over me. I had finally done it – I had recreated Nonna Maria's recipe perfectly.

From that day on, I made Eggs and Rice for my own family, passing down the recipe that had been handed down to me. I shared it with friends and loved ones, always telling them the story of how I learned to make it from my beloved Nonna Maria.

Now, as I sit here writing this story, I can't help but smile at the memories that flood back to me. The taste of Eggs and Rice will always remind me of my grandmother, her kitchen filled with the scent of garlic and olive oil, and the love and care that went into every dish she made. It is a recipe that has stood the test of time, a simple yet delicious meal that will always hold a special place in my heart.


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