Hey there ! It’s Recipe 2 of our Waste Not, Want Not Coronavirus Quarantine Series. We’re here finding ways to use up the food in our fridges. We’re reinventing leftovers… no need to run out to ShopRite again. The ingredients are right there!
The less we throw away, the fewer trips to the grocery store we’ll make.
Today I’m still working with some leftover brown rice. Sounds boring, right? Oh, but wait. What else is hiding in the depths of my fridge? Sausage links, fresh broccoli and smoked gouda. I love smoked gouda! These ho-hum leftover ingredients are about to become a tasty and healthy breakfast.
To truly cook with leftovers, you have to be ready to work with whatever is in your fridge. So even though I’m sharing this recipe with you, if you don’t have the ingredients this won’t make sense. What will make sense is for you to find eggs, any breakfast-friendly meat, a fresh veggie, eggs, cheese, and the rice if you have it already cooked. So your leftover egg bake might look like ham, eggs, peppers, onions, cheddar and the rice. Or maybe bacon, spinach, egg and mozzarella. If you don’t have rice, another good idea might be to cube up some days-old bread, toss with melted butter and use that to line the bottom of the pan. Or, leave out the starch and just eat this with toast. 🙂
Here’s a few videos I made during the cooking of this meal:
Video 1: Making the recipe
Video 2: Baking the recipe
Video 3: Testing – yes, it’s done!
Here’s the recipe for this particular egg bake:
- 1 pat butter
- 2 cups leftover brown rice
- 1 dinner sausage link, sliced
- 4 eggs
- 2 cup smoked gouda
- 1 cup raw broccoli pieces
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use the pat of butter to grease a Pyrex baking dish. Add in the rice, sausage slices, broccoli, salt and pepper. Stir. Pour the egg over everything and make sure all ingredients are coated with egg. Finish by topping with the grated cheese.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 40 minutes. It’s done when a fork inserted into the center comes out clean.
Delicioso! Makes 2 to 3 servings.