Brown Rice For Breakfast - Our Savory Version (Gluten-Free, Healthy, Yummy, Hearty and Cheap) Like a Breakfast Healthy Fried Rice
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This is a super healthy, very practical, very affordable way to serve up an all-in-one breakfast!
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • Chopped veggies. The picture above shows celery and red onions, honestly because that is what I had on hand. But shredded carrots, bell peppers, other onions are all good and probably even more options than that. This is just what we normally use!
  • Breakfast meat of some kind. I am picky about meat, but I do like the Jimmy Dean Naturals that I buy at Costco (and Sam's Club) for $7 which will make 7 breakfasts with this meat (read more here about this option).
  • Cooked brown rice (see our recommendations above, not only should you stock-up on brown rice, a rice cooker is a MUST and the one we show above is what we have - affordable, and has many functions!). TIP: The dinners that we have brown rice, I cook twice as much so when I get up the next morning to make breakfast, the rice is already cooked!
  • Finally, for about every 1-1.5 cups of cooked rice, I use one egg. I am typically making a very large batch of this - so figure your ingredients according to your family size.
  • Butter or coconut oil (or other oils that you may fry in, but coconut oil is a healthy option). We personally love coconut oil. Any of these are good, but the coconut options add extra layers of health by easily and tastily including them! We use Tropical Traditions and buy coconut oil when they have their 50% off (or buy one get one free) sales. It is good quality too!
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Garlic
  • Pepper
  • Turmeric (I sneak this into everything - it is a super healthy spice - but it gives EVERYTHING a deep yellow color as you can see from the pictures :))
  • and then everyone adds soy sauce after cooking to their liking - we don't actually use soy sauce though, we use an alternative that tastes exactly like it called Bragg's Liquid Aminos.
  1. Throw your butter or coconut oil in a pan and then thrown in your veggies, garlic, spices and saute' these until they are "soft".
  2. Then add your breakfast meat and saute a little more (if raw, cook thoroughly - or if you do what we do and have a cooked supply in your freezer, defrost in the microwave and add to the pan!).
  3. Then add your cooked rice and "fry" until it is all coated and reaches the desired consistency you want.  Our family likes it "crispy" which means more frying time.  If you want it softer, then just fry for a shorter time.
  4. Whip up your eggs while your rice is frying.
  5. After your rice reaches it's desired consistency, then make a well into the middle of pan.
  6. Then what I do is pour about 1-2 eggs worth into the well at a time!
  7. Then cook, stir and add in this small amount of egg into the dish.
  8. Repeat the egg process until all of your eggs are cooked into the dish!
  9. Then serve it up and enjoy!
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at