Brown Rice Skillet Breakfast


I used to get something similar to this for breakfast every day from a local co-op. After moving, I realized how easy it was to make, and replicated it. Serve immediately, or refrigerate and reheat throughout the week.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 5 large eggs

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (Optional)

  • ½ cup milk

  • 8 links breakfast sausage, or to taste (Optional)

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, diced

  • 1 (9 ounce) bag fresh spinach

  • 4 cups cooked brown rice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Beat eggs, Cheddar cheese, and milk together with a fork in a large bowl.

  2. Place sausages in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer sausage to a work surface and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is slightly translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually add spinach to onion mixture; cook and stir until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add sausage pieces and cook until heated through, about 1 minute more.

  4. Slowly pour egg mixture into sausage mixture; cook and stir until eggs are set, 2 to 5 minutes. Stir rice, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper into eggs.

Cook's Notes:

I use Minute Rice(R) cooked in chicken broth for the cooked brown rice. You can substitute any cheese for the Cheddar cheese, if desired.

The base for this meal is really the rice, egg, onion, and spinach. Feel free to add and subtract as you please.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
19g Fat
27g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 469mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.