When you are in a hurry, this Korean style white rice and egg in a bowl comes in handy. All you need is egg, butter, soy sauce and sesame oil. Within 5 minutes, you got a perfect egg and rice breakfast!
I would describe this Korean style express egg and rice 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.
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 egg and rice.
I will call it Express Egg Rice because I can’t think of any better title. This was the breakfast rice I often ate in my college life when my budget on food was hitting the bottom, or I just didn’t even have time to go out for a drive through.
Egg and Rice Cooking Instructions
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 rice. That’s all the cooking you need. The 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!
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.
Other Quick Breakfast Ideas
- Stir-Fried Rice Cakes and Eggs (Gluten-Free)
- Quick Breakfast Stuffed Tortilla Egg Roll
- Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)
Express Egg Rice (Breakfast Rice Bowl with Egg)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 serving cooked rice warm
- 1/2 tbsp butter optional
- 2 tsp soy sauce preferably low sodium
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add an egg and fry until the egg white is cooked but the yolk is still runny.
- Place warmed rice in a serving bowl and put a thin slice of butter on top (if using).
- Place the fried egg on top of rice. Drizzle soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.
- To serve, crack the yolk and break the whites into small chunks with a spoon. Mix everything in the bowl and serve.