Leftover vegetables and not quite sure what to make of them? Got a couple of eggs in the fridge? Trying to get more fibre and nutrients onto you Saturday brekky? Fry them up along with some rice and you have a quick easy breakfast that will fill you up and keep you going till lunch. Eggs Preston style are simple and delicious. The coconut oil add such richness and flavour that you don’t need anything else( except the egg of course! )
My mother has a big birthday this weekend and she is one of a long line of Prestons. Today the egg post is named after her and the whole Preston family , as without them we wouldn’t have the beautiful person that is mum. HB mum.
recipe, styling and snap Sydney Food Stylist Jane Collins
eggs preston style
Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
1 Tbsp coconut oil
2 green shallots (scallions ) , chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup left over vegetables, chopped
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 Tbsps chopped parsley
½ punnet cherry tomatoes, sliced
micro sorrel to serve
sea salt & cracked pepper
1 Heat coconut oil a large frypan to medium high heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook for 1 minute, till softened. Add vegetables and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir in rice and cook for 2-3 minutes till heated through. Season with sea salt and pepper.Divide mixture into two and make a well in the centre of each.
2 Crack each egg into small bowl and tip into the centre of each rice pile. Reduce heat to medium low and place a lid on top. Cook for 1-2 minutes or till eggs are cooked to your liking.
3 Lift each egg, with large egg lift, along with rice onto serving plates. Season with sea salt and cracked pepper. Garnish with tomato slices and micro sorrel to serve.
Sizzle tip– I used left over steamed vegetables in this post, and brown rice. I usually keep some rice and we always have some leftover veg that can be cooked up. If you don’t have any on hand, use chopped zucchini, and some chopped broccoli.
You will need 1/3 cup raw brown rice to yield 1 cup cooked rice. Cook up 1 cup, as it keeps in the fridge for a few days, add it to soups, and casseroles to thicken and enrich.
sizzle sub– Using left over veggies is a great way of getting more fibre and nutrients into your breakfast, add to that the protein from the egg and you have yourself a great start to the day. Try chopped red capsicum, zucchini and roast cauliflower.