Easy Cheesy Rice Omelet

This Cheddar and brown rice omelet is served with store-bought salsa for a quick and satisfying breakfast. Make it in the microwave for easier prep.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings
SERVES 1
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp salsa

Instructions

  • Perfect for mornings when you’re in a rush, this quick, easy and cheesy rice omelet is just what you need to get your day going!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Beat eggs lightly and stir into rice. Pour mixture into a buttered, microwave-safe pie dish. Microwave on High for 2-3 minutes, or until no liquid remains.

    Step 3

  • Immediately sprinkle the omelet with the Cheddar cheese. Fold the omelet in half and top with salsa.

    Recipe Tip

    Add cooked leftover veggies, such as broccoli, asparagus or spinach, to the omelet, if desired.

Switch Up Your Eggs

Do you love having eggs for breakfast? So do we! But, sometimes a sunny-side-up egg can feel a little repetitive. When you need to switch things up, this effortless and microwave-friendly Easy Cheese Rice Omelet is exactly what you need! With the addition of Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice, you’ll be starting your day with a filling and energizing meal that will get you going. The rice adds loads of whole-grain goodness and an extra layer of texture to the classic omelet. Combined with melty Cheddar cheese, this dish has all the flavor and texture you crave.

You can also heat the rice over the stove instead of in the microwave. Simply sauté the rice for a few minutes in a saucepan along with a tablespoon of water or chicken broth, stirring occasionally to break up any clumps.

To switch up the flavor, add other toppings to the rice and egg mixture, or sub in another rice variety for the brown rice. Try this recipe with the veggies we suggest in our recipe tip, or any you prefer. If you’re a fan of sausage and eggs in the morning, you should also try this simple and savory Breakfast Scramble.

Japanese Rice Omelet

Did you know that many cultures around the world enjoy meals that combine rice and eggs together? For example, omurice is a Japanese dish that consists of an omelet wrapped around fried rice.

Make this dish more like traditional omurice by adding frozen veggies and soy sauce to the cooked brown rice. Instead of mixing everything together, cook the beaten eggs first, fill the center of the omelet with the fried rice and wrap it in the form of a burrito. Serve the omelet topped with store-bought salsa, tomato sauce, or Sriracha, for a spicy kick. To switch things up, try making your own microwave Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe with Egg to add to your omelet.