This hearty, whole grain dish couldn’t be easier. Optional garnishes let you customize for every family member’s tastes. Transform it into a quick, filling lunch with the addition of leftover chicken, turkey, or cubed baked tofu. Or, for a hearty breakfast, add sausage or bacon crumbles. The recipe is super versatile!

By Co+op, stronger together

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 1 1/2 cups leftover cooked brown rice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. canola oil or butter
  • 1 large avocado
  • Optional garnishes: Sliced pickled ginger, kimchi, toasted sesame seeds, sautéed greens or leftover cooked vegetables, shredded cheese, hot sauce


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, and place a cooked egg on each bowl. Serve with optional garnishes for a hearty breakfast or lunch.

Nutritional Information

410 calories, 21 g fat, 210 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 13 g  protein