Breakfast is my absolute favourite meal, but I’m not usually that hungry right in the morning – which is why I love all-day breakfasts! So Breakfast for Dinner by Lindsay Landis & Taylor Hackbarth is the perfect cookbook for me to try out. There were so many recipes I wanted to try (and did!) that I decided to make this a two-parter review. (Check back later this week for part 2!) Make sure you have tons of eggs in the fridge if you want to try a lot of these recipes. I usually only buy the half-pack (6 eggs) ones but all these recipes took me to a full 12-pack plus buying another full tray.
Bacon Fried Rice
Fried rice is pretty standard, and I thought I’d try this simpler recipe out first. It’s delicious with the bacon cut up in it, and I probably could have chopped up the ginger a bit more finely since I wasn’t a fan when I got a mouthful of ginger chunks. As with the way I was taught as well, fried rice works best with cold leftover rice. I had forgotten before starting the recipe so I made up some rice and stuck it out on the balcony on a January evening to cool it down in a flash. Worked fairly well! This was a quick dinner to whip up, especially when you have a bunch of leftovers in the fridge. I wouldn’t have thought fried rice would count as breakfast, but I guess that’s where the bacon & egg come in. While the other two recipes in this post made 2 servings, this one yields 4-6… definitely had leftovers for a couple days!
Broccoli & Cauliflower Omelets
Oh, this definitely tasted a lot better than it looks. I had some bacon left over from the fried rice so I took the suggestion at the bottom of the recipe for alternative additional toppings. I also used a mixture of shredded nacho cheese rather than just mozzarella. The roasted broccoli & cauliflower with garlic was absolutely delicious. I had made a bit too many so just ate some of the leftover filling on its own. I probably could have used either more egg or a slightly smaller pan because I found the egg to be too thin, so it would break when I tried to fold it in half (hence the mangled one on the green plate in the picture)
I just like saying this. Loco Moco. I’m a fan of bibimbap from Korean cuisine, where there’s an egg on top of everything, so this was intriguing. Also loving that it uses sticky rice instead of regular white or brown rice. I had wanted to make this one for a while but didn’t think to read ahead on the instructions. The sticky rice needed so sit in cold water in the fridge for 6-8 hours before doing anything so that nixed my plans to make this that very night for dinner. It ended up being a tad too salty but overall it was so incredibly delicious. A fantastic savoury taste with the pork, soy reduction and sticky rice w/egg. Other than the pre-planning on the sticky rice soak, this was surprisingly a lot quicker to prepare than I would have thought.