8 Breakfast Rice Bowls for a Hearty Morning Meal

Breakfast Fried Brown Rice in a blue bowl
Photo: Linda T

Eating a monotonous rotation of breakfast dishes can make your first meal of the day feel like a chore. Switch things up by making one of these filling breakfast rice bowls instead. Paired with sweet or savory ingredients, you'll be fueled up for the day. Rice bowls are an excellent use for leftovers, or cook up a pot over the weekend for quick breakfasts all week long.

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Breakfast Fried Rice with Kale and Egg

Breakfast Fried Rice with Kale and Egg in a floral bowl
Laura Donahue

Cooked up in a blend of sesame oil and soy sauce, this Asian-inspired rice bowl will start your day off with plenty of veggies. Onions, mushrooms, and kale all combine with brown rice and an egg for a stick-to-your-ribs dish. And don't forget the drizzle of sriracha!

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Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge with fruit

Wake up to something sweet with this simple brown rice porridge. Brown rice is cooked down with milk, blueberries, cinnamon, and honey until irresistibly creamy. Dress up your dish with freshly chopped fruit and nuts for a well-rounded breakfast bowl.

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Breakfast Rice from Japan

Breakfast Rice in a blue bowl
Baking Nana

Recipe submitter caquilter learned how to make this scrumptious breakfast bowl from friends on a trip to Tokyo. It's a simple spin on fried rice, using only five ingredients, making it the ideal dish for throwing in leftover vegetables or meats from last night's dinner.

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Spiced Banana Breakfast Rice Pudding

Spiced Banana Breakfast Rice Pudding in a white bowl

This easy recipe has all the creaminess and sweetness you'd expect from rice pudding, but without that heavy feeling afterwards. Dress up each bowl with an extra sprinkling of spices and slices of fresh fruit.

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Breakfast Fried Brown Rice

Breakfast Fried Brown Rice in a blue bowl
Linda T

Have leftover ham on hand? Then get to making this decadent breakfast bowl. Basic brown rice is dressed up with eggs, sliced ham, onions, and plenty of Cheddar cheese for an ultra savory start to the day.

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Rice and Raisin Breakfast Pudding

three bowls of Rice and Raisin Breakfast Pudding

After one bite of this rich rice pudding, you'll be wondering if you've gotten breakfast and dessert mixed up. Studded with sweet raisins, crunchy almonds, and heady spices, this is the ultimate breakfast to warm you up on a cold morning.

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Close up of Kedgeree
JP Taylor

This traditional British dish is inspired by Indian flavors. Fluffy basmati rice is tossed with smoked fish, hard boiled eggs, and curried peas to create a unique range of flavors and textures. Serve it up with a dollop of plain yogurt for a complete breakfast.

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Creamy Wild Rice Breakfast

Creamy Wild Rice Breakfast on a spoon

You may often relegate wild rice to just soups, but this faux grain (it's actually a seed) can easily make a delicious appearance at the breakfast table. This recipe is packed with fall-favorite flavors like cranberries, hazelnuts, and maple syrup.

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