Bacon and Egg Rice Salad

With a flavorful combination of family favorites, including white rice, bacon and egg, this hearty salad is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1/4 tsp canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 5 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 slices ready-cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp Italian dressing


  • This Bacon and Egg Rice Salad is a quick, quality meal you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner, even on the busiest days. Use our convenient and microwavable, fluffy Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice for something delicious, that’s ready in no time!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Brush bottom of a microwave-safe cup or ramekin with oil, or spray lightly with cooking spray. Crack egg into the cup. Pierce both yolk and white with a fork a few times to help prevent the egg from exploding. Cover cup with plastic wrap, pulling some back to allow venting. Microwave on HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds, or until egg white is set and the yolk is still runny.

    Step 3

  • Place arugula in a small bowl and top with rice. Top with tomatoes, bacon and cooked egg. Drizzle with dressing.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute Italian dressing with balsamic, ranch or Caesar, if preferred.

Speedy Rice Salad

This simple rice salad comes together in minutes! It’s effortless, fresh and completely customizable to your tastes. We recommend that you serve the warm rice grains tossed with fresh arugula greens, crispy bacon, fresh grape tomatoes and a runny-yolk egg, all drizzled with your favourite dressing.

Use these suggestions or make this recipe work for you by using any ingredients you already have on hand. Try using up extra mushrooms, spinach or other vegetables, try some cheese, or use any type of dressing you like. Depending on the way you decide to customize this meal, it can easily be a lovely breakfast, a quick, on-the-go lunch or even a balanced dinner.

If you’re interested in adding more whole grains to your meals, don’t be afraid to try Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice or our delicious Minute® Multi-Grain Medley.

Breakfast Grain Bowls

Grain bowls are a wonderful way to start your day with something tasty and hearty! They can also be quick to make, thanks to our microwavable Minute® Ready to Serve grains. Prepare this tasty bowl or try any number of other options for making simple breakfasts with rice.

Now that you know what to have for breakfast, why not give this chicken and rice casserole a try for a quick and easy lunch or dinner option? Or how’s about this easy to make instant pot red beans and rice, or this Indian egg fried rice recipe.

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