Usually we pair eggs with bread or potatoes, but who says rice wouldn’t be delicious? Slightly more dense than a strata with bread, this is substantial and hearty. Pair with a salad or extra vegetables for a complete meal.
2 cups cooked white or brown rice
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup cheese, Cheddar or Mozarella work well
1/2 cup egg whites (or 4 whole eggs)
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 ounces ham or sausage
1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup vegetables, such as frozen peas, spinach or zucchini, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix the brown rice, egg, and cheese and pour into an 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- Reduce the temperature to 375 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients, pour onto the rice crust, and bake until the eggs are set, about 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before slicing