Breakfast sometimes is a little bit boring.
Don’t get me wrong I love breakfast but it can be a bit same old same old. Possibly non-nutritious nor desirable. Wife thinks either toast or cheerios is breakfast. No it aint! I grew up in a household where my dad loved a big egg and meat breakfast along with homemade biscuits and more. Of course he grew up on the farm where breakfasts were big and filling. Had to have calories in order to go out and plow with a mule and had to fix fences. Yes, he was a red dirt Okie.
But it’s been a while since I had to plow and fix fences. So my calorie intake is much less but I do like a reasonable volume of breakfast. So I came up with my own recipe for breakfast. Trying to eliminate egg, cheese, and bread. Oh sure, I fix and eat a yummy omelet now and then but I have this “Breakfast Stir Fry” thing I like to share.
It basically consists of rice, veggies, fresh or canned pineapple and smoked turkey sausage. Chunks of low-salt and low-sugar ham could work instead of smoked sausage.
It starts like this:
I measure about a half cup of dry rice into boiled water. Dropping in a pat of real butter and about a quarter teaspoon salt in the boiling water before pouring in the rice. Let steep with lid on and cool for about thirty minutes.
While rice is cooling I chop up coarsely chopped veggies. Onion, celery, bell or Jalapeno peppers, sliced mushrooms, and chop up chunks of pineapple and smoked sausage. Of course you can put into this breakfast stir fry whatever veggie or fruit you wish.
I then take a large cast-iron fry pan with lid(a Wok could work) put in about a teaspoon of olive oil or sesame could work, toss in about a quarter cup of finely chopped onions and a sprinkle of toasted garlic into a sizzling pan. Stir that a bit and then pour in the veggies sprinkled with a bit of salt and pepper and sauté for about two or three minutes and then dump the cooled rice and mix that in with the veggies. Let all that steam for a minute or two with the lid on. Then pour in the pineapple and smoked sausage and put lid back on and let steam for about two or three minutes longer. You might want to sprinkle in some soy sauce for added flavor before putting the lid on.
Then I take the cast iron skillet with lid still on and set it on the table and serve steaming hot right out of the pan. Oh so good. Any Okie farmer would love this. No bread, no egg, and no cheese. Just pure goodness. Woo! Lick my lips.
Next time I have a salmon and seasoned rice breakfast topped with two medium poached eggs recipe I will share with you.