Fried Eggs with Cheesy Brown Rice, Beans and Salsa

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

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

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 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
Servings4

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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60 responses to “Fried Eggs with Cheesy Brown Rice, Beans and Salsa”

  1. Cara Avatar
    Cara

    This is super close to my go-to weeknight meal when it appears I’ve got nothing in the house!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Exactly!!! I have this for lunch all the time for the same reasons. :-)

  2. Mary D Avatar
    Mary D

    You & the rice cooker are adorable. The recipe sounds so simple, delicious and impressive looking!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you Mommy! Love you.

  3. carrian Avatar
    carrian

    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.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      This is the perfect post-Easter candy switch-er-oo… ;) xoxo

  4. Reem | Simply Reem Avatar
    Reem | Simply Reem

    Perfect!!!!
    This is such a comfort meal… Something that warms you from inside out!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Exactly! I love healthy comfort food!

  5. Jeanette Avatar
    Jeanette

    I love my rice cooker too – leftover rice is always welcome in our house. Love this one bowl meal – so quick and easy!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am a huge fan of leftover rice..it makes life easier all week!

  6. addie | culicurious Avatar
    addie | culicurious

    fried eggs?? a girl after my own heart ;)

    Great recipe, Liz! I love recipes like this that can be personalized in 100 ways!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I totally agree!! I’m adding avocado next time!

  7. lindsay Avatar
    lindsay

    You’ve just combined some of my favorite things! loving you more and more Liz! hehe

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oooo I love hearing that!!! :-)

  8. Aggie Avatar
    Aggie

    Can you come make this for lunch for me please?? I love creations like this!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I WISH!!!!!

  9. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen Avatar
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    I love when throw-together-spur-of-the-moment meals turn our amazing!! This dish looks delicious!

  10. Hannah Avatar
    Hannah

    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!

  11. Laura @ Tide & Thyme Avatar
    Laura @ Tide & Thyme

    I love anything involving black beans, cheese, and salsa – so this dish sounds like a match made in Heaven as far as I’m concerned!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.