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Avocado Egg and Brown Rice Bowl

Transform this rice bowl into a quick, filling lunch with the addition of leftover chicken, turkey or cubed baked tofu. Or for a heartier breakfast, add sausage or bacon crumbles. Optional garnishes include sliced pickled ginger, kimchi, toasted sesame seeds, sautéed greens or leftover cooked vegetables. Top with your favorite hot sauce for some added spice. Serves 2. Prep time 15 minutes.


1½   cups leftover cooked brown rice
2      large eggs
2      teaspoons canola oil or butter
1      large avocado


  • Reheat rice gently in a small pan with a few drops of water, or in the microwave. Divide the heated rice between two wide bowls.
  • Heat a cast iron or non-stick sauté pan over medium heat for a minute, then add the oil or butter to the hot pan.
  • Crack each egg, place in the pan, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pan and let cook for about 2 minutes, until the whites are set and the yolk is jiggly when you shake the pan gently.
  • While the eggs cook, cut the avocado in half lengthwise, and remove the pit. Use a paring knife to slice each avocado half in the shell, then scoop the slices out with a spoon. Fan half of the avocado slices over each bowl of rice.
  • Place a cooked egg on each bowl.
  • Serve with optional garnishes for a hearty breakfast or lunch.

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