Remember how I used to obsess/panic over what I would pack for lunch?

Well, I’ve moved onto breakfast.

Last week I made a baked oatmeal and this japanese breakfast fried rice. For breakfasts. On work days.

What is wrong with me?! Why can’t I subsist on sprouted bread and peanut butter anymore?

So now, in addition to making and bringing lunches, my lunch bag is bursting at the seams with breakfast as well.

I absolutely loved this breakfast. It has lots of filling protein from eggs and edamame, whole grains and even vegetables which I love to fit into breakfasts as often as possible.

If your breakfast has to have a sweet component, try some fruit on the side!

Nutrition per serving: 293 calories, 12 grams fat, 32 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber, 15 grams protein

Japanese Breakfast Fried Rice

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: stir-fry breakfast gluten-free high protein high fiber eggs Japanese


Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 2 cups kale (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots (or more)
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled brown rice
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari


Heat a large non-stick pan.

Add kale, edamame and carrots to pan.

Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes.

Whisk eggs, sesame oil and soy sauce together.

Add brown rice and egg mixture to the pan, stirring until eggs are cooked.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

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10 Comments (Reply )

  1. Alex
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    My evening meal preparation is turning into a 30 minute ordeal. I also pre-make my breakfast at night as well as lunch and snacks if I’m planning to go to the gym after work. Not to mention that I usually bring three different drinks to work as well…


    • Emily
      Aug 06, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

      Doesn’t it seem ridiculous at times? It is worth it to me, but sometimes I wonder…


  2. stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    what a fun and different breakfast idea! i’d prob eat this for any meal of the day – yummm :)


  3. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I would love this for lunch, but unfortunately, I just don’t enjoy savory too early in the morning! But for lunch or dinner, I would love this!


  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    This looks awesome! I love eating hearty breakfasts like this on the weekend, but never have time during the week. Why have I never thought to make it ahead of time?? You’re a genius. :)


    • Emily
      Aug 06, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

      Or crazy…you decide. :)


  5. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Aug 06, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    this looks so good! i probably would eat it for lunch or dinner though… i love traditional breakfast food too much :) but if it was leftovers from lunch/dinner, i’d be game!


  6. luv what you do
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    Wow! What an awesome and filling breakfast. This looks great and I will definitely make it for breakfast. I’ve been eating a whole bunch of breakfast stirfries (with eggs) and they are my new favorite brekkie. Thanks fo rhte recipe!


  7. Nela
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    I just made this for my post-workout lunch and it is delicious! Thank you!


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