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Fried Eggs with Cheesy Brown Rice, Beans and Salsa

    Cheesy brown rice, black beans and fresh salsa make the perfect bed for fried eggs. Fresh cilantro and chopped scallions add a burst of flavor.

    Fried Eggs with Cheesy Brown Rice, Beans and Salsa

    Do you ever create a meal spur of the moment and realize after the first bite it’s one of the best things you’ve eaten in a long time? My Fried Eggs with Cheesy Brown Rice, Beans and Salsa is just that and let me tell you – I am so excited for you to try this easy dish!

    Zojirushi Rice Cooker - The Lemon Bowl

    As I’ve mentioned before, every week I make a large batch of whole grains in my favorite rice cooker that my dad gave me over 20 years ago. If I’m making brown rice, I’ll use half for dinner that night (typically a stir-fry) and save the rest to use throughout the week.

    My husband is not a fan of Mexican food (don’t get me started) so this dish was a recent lunch time creation. In fact, I heated the rice, beans and cheese right in the microwave to save myself from dirtying a pan!

    Chohula Hot Sauce - The Lemon Bowl

    Please, please, please get crazy with this one. Add chopped avocado if you have it on hand. Season the rice with cumin, smoked paprika or garlic powder. Splash the finished dished with a little cholula hot sauce.

    The world is your oyster your fork is waiting.

    Fried Eggs with Cheesy Brown Rice, Beans and Salsa

    Fried Eggs with Cheesy Brown Rice, Beans and Salsa

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    Cheesy brown rice, black beans and fresh salsa make the perfect bed for fried eggs. Fresh cilantro and chopped scallions add a burst of flavor.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 15 mins
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 2 cups cooked brown rice
    • 1 cup shredded 2% sharp cheddar cheese
    • 2 cups black beans (drained and rinsed)
    • ½ cup salsa
    • 8 eggs
    • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
    • ¼ cup scallions (chopped)

    Instructions
     

    • Spray a large frying pan with non-stick spray (or a little olive oil) and heat brown rice and black beans over medium heat until warmed through – about 2-3 minutes.
    • When the rice and bean mixture is hot, sprinkle the cheese on top and cover pan with a lid to melt cheese.
    • Meanwhile, fry eggs working in batches in a separate frying pan.
    • When you’re ready to assemble, divide cheesy rice and bean mixture evenly between four plates. Top with salsa, two fried eggs and a sprinkle of cilantro and scallions.

    Notes

    Watching your cholesterol? Swap a whole egg for two egg whites.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 44.4gProtein: 28.8gFat: 17.4gSaturated Fat: 6.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11.2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 450mgSodium: 852mgFiber: 7.4gSugar: 1.5g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    60 Comments

    1. I thought I’d already commented on this, but if not, this looks delicious and so much healthier than what I’ve been eating the past week, *ahem* Easter candy.

    2. I really should have eaten breakfast before looking at your photos, Liz – now my tummy is really rumbling! This looks incredibly good. We used up our stash of brown rice in a stir fry last night, so time to make some more. We devour Mexican food, so this will be a hit!

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