This was that dinner recipe. It was called Eggs in a Nest. Cozy, right? Midway through last week, it was entirely too cold outside to be Charleston, SC. This made me incredibly sad and all I wanted to do was curl up in front of our fireplace and drink hot tea and read books and cuddle with the cat. Or, the mister. Or, blankets!
While checking out all of the blogs that I keep an eye on, Avocado A Day's recipe caught my eye. About the same time, I was struggling to decide what we were going to eat for dinner.
So much for meal planning last week, right? Anyway, I was stuck between a spinach and goat cheese fritatta or orange and oatmeal pancakes with scrambled eggs. Breakfast for dinner in our house is always a hit!
Then, I came across Eggs in a Nest. Short ingredient list. Everything we tend to keep in the pantry. And, I even had some cooked brown rice.
1 cup brown rice (cooked to the package directions) or 2 cups of cooked rice
1 1/2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, chopped quite small
1/4 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes
3 ounces spinach, roughly chopped (half a bag)
Sriracha and chopped fresh parsley, optional
~Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add carrots and sun-dried tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until carrots are crisp-tender , about 5 minutes. Add brown rice and cook until vegetables are tender and rice is starting to get crispy. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
~Make 6 wells in the rice and crack an egg into each. Cook until the whites are starting to set, then transfer to the broiler. Cook until whites are set and eggs are still runny, which should take just a few minutes.
~Enjoy and know that the eggs will continue to cook for a bit after the skillet comes off the heat, so don't overcook them!
Don't skimp on the garlic cloves! I can only tell you how delicious the house smelled from this quick and easy recipe. I LOVE LOVE LOVE fresh garlic and it made this dish!
You should definitely give this one a try and feel free to switch it up a bit as you make your way through your own fridge and pantry...
Blessings for a beautiful, sunny Thursday afternoon!!
Lisa Renée xo