This Korean egg rice (gyeran bap) comes in handy when you are in a hurry. All you need is egg, leftover rice, butter, soy sauce and sesame oil. Less than 5 minutes, you got a lifesaving Korean pantry meal. A perfect breakfast is born!
I would describe this Korean egg rice (Gyeran Bap, 계란밥) as a 5-minute breakfast egg and rice bowl. It is perhaps the simplest, easiest, and quickest breakfast rice bowl with egg for a busy morning or anytime of the day when you need something to eat quickly. It truly is life saving Korean pantry meal.
Life is quite hectic these days. Lots of kids school activities, meetings, kids sports games, many errands to run, church services, and the list goes on.
Having a nice lunch for myself sounds like a luxury and I only had 10 minutes to spare for my lunch today before I had to head out; 5 minutes to cook and 5 minutes to eat. Not only as a quick lunch, this is a great breakfast as well.
If you find yourself in the same shoes like mine some days, try this super quick Korean egg rice.
Ingredients you’ll need
- leftover rice
- soy sauce
- sesame oil
- toasted sesame seeds – optional
How to Make Korean Egg Rice (Gyeran Bap)
Heat a little oil in a skillet and crack an egg to fry.
Fry it until all the egg white is evenly cooked and yolk is still slightly runny. We call that ‘Sunny Side Up’, right?
Put some rice in a bowl and place a thin slice of cold butter on top.
In my house, we always have bags of individual serving amount of leftover rice in the freezer. I just reheat 1 serving in the microwave.
Place the egg on top of hot rice. That’s all the cooking you need. The remaining heat of egg will melt the butter.
Drizzle a little soy sauce and sesame oil over the egg.
Then, sprinkle some LOVE; the toasted sesame seeds. That’s all!
How to serve this Breakfast Egg Rice Bowl?
Crack the yolk to release their golden life.
Then break up the egg whites to small pieces and start mixing with rice to combine all the goodness. I know, I can see your face with eyebrows tilting up.
As you can see, there is nothing much to it. But trust me, it is really good.
The mellow flavor of soy sauce with butter and fragrant sesame oil gets mixed with a fried egg? Try and it will become your routine.
I literally had to swallow the entire bowl after I took these photos and headed out to door to run for the next errands. Being a busy mom of two kids and a wife of one man is a privilege and I enjoy every moment to be part of their lives.
Life is great. Hope yours is the same.