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.
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!
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!
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
- 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)
- 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.
60 thoughts on “Fried Eggs with Cheesy Brown Rice, Beans and Salsa”
This is MY kinda every meal! haha Oh my…Us Cali peeps LOVE Mexican food..how can he not?? Ahh!! And cholulah..ya…its constantly stocked here! haha
Thank you, Liz. Sounds wonderful and will make in the future. Have a great day!
I’m so glad you like it – enjoy!
Such a smart way to make a tostada Liz ~ I am ALWAYS up for great egg recipes. Pinned!
Same here sista – I could eat eggs daily!! xo
This sounds delicious, Liz–I love how thrown together lunches turn into something YUM!
Gorgeous photos, too!
I totally agree! This was just a casual lunch but so many people wanted the recipe I decided to blog it!
Wow, this looks delicious :) I love mexican style dishes!
Me too!! Thanks friend. :)
I love that you have a zojirushi rice maker!! It’s what my family has been using for years and my mom has had her’s for 20 years (but I hate to say it – it broke down around Christmas – but I replaced it for her with a new one! haha) – this dish looks SOO comforting and wonderful. I love all the ingredients in this to make it a hearty dish!
haha I love it!! It’s totally old school. My Dad got it for me in 7th grade with a huge bag of sushi rice because we had started going out for sushi all the time. It’s the BEST!!
I won this (a white version) rice cooker at the first FBF I went to in Orlando, it’s the best! I finally am starting to use it more often. I still haven’t made brown rice in it though, I am always unsure on measurements and all that jazz.
1 cup uncooked brown rice to 1 3/4 water is my favorite ratio!! We only use the sushi brown rice – chewy and nutty.
This looks delicious!!! Cant believe your husband doesnt like Mexican food!! Who doesnt like Mexican!!!! lol
I can’t believe it either. :(
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my zojirushi rice cooker. It’s a lifesaver in the kitchen! And that fried egg ain’t bad either ; ) xoxo
That’s so cool you have the same one!!! Mine is so old school but like you said, it’s a lifesaver!!
I Love my rice cooker. Use it to make brown, basmati, wild rice even quinoa in my rice cooker. The possibilities are endless :)
They really are endless and I love that it’s impossible to mess up. :)
Like an amped up Huevos Rancheros! I love it.
I totally wanted to call it that so people would understand but chickened out!! ;)
I am so that person that can’t cook rice. I really do need a rice maker!! Oh, and I am so making this recipe this weekend!! #jazzhandsexcited
I can’t tell you how much I cracked up when I got this comment!!! xoxoxox
I loveee runny eggs on top of rice [or quinoa] with salsa – it makes such a tasty “dressing”!
I totally agree!!! And so many health benefits in the yolk!
I am a big fan of savory breakfasts! How can your husband not like Mexican? That should be a crime ;)
Tell me about it! He eats sashimi but not chili….
This looks so yummy! I can’t believe your husband isn’t a fan of Mexican. It’s one of my favorites. I need a rice cooker ASAP. I think it would make my life easier.
It makes me so sad. :( You DO need a rice cooker!!!! Seriously!!!
I want that cheese so bad. And the eggs. Okay the beans and rice too. Gosh darnit.
Don’t forget the whisper of cilantro.
Send that to me. Priority mail, okay?
DONE! Check your mail!
Liz this sounds so good… fried eggs can top pretty much anything and I’m good with it! PS: I LOVE my rice cooker… I use it allllll the time!
haha I am so rice cooker obsessed!!! I love it because it’s easy enough for my husband to make rice. :)
LOVE, Eggs, rice, and beans. Those are my staple foods!
Me too!! Thank you so much!!
I keep overlooking everything and focusing on the eggs. I can’t help it. I want a big helping of eggs now :)
Tell me about it!!! I eat them almost daily. :)
Yum! That sounds delish! Perfect comfort food for a rainy day!
I totally agree!!!