This post is sponsored by Success rice. All opinions are my own.
This Breakfast Rice Bowl is made with Success Jasmine Rice and a variety of leftover vegetables for a delicious stir fry that is perfect for a morning meal or weekend brunch!

breakfast rice bowl
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Sustainability and Food Waste

One of my goals this year has been to reduce food waste. It can be a challenge since my job requires making a lot of food. But did you know that food takes up more space in US landfills than anything else? When discarded food is sent to landfills, it rots and produces methane gas, which is the second most common greenhouse gas. Alex and I started composting a few years ago to reduce the amount of food that goes into our trash, but if I can use the food before it spoils, that’s even better! Reducing and preventing food waste at home can have a big impact on resource and energy conservation.

Success Rice challenged me to develop a new recipe using Success Rice and ingredients I already had in my fridge, freezer, or pantry. It was such a fun project! I know I’m not the only one looking to reduce food waste, so I hope this idea will be helpful for you, too.

How to Repurpose Leftovers

Some veggies can find their way into a smoothie. Some can be added to an omelet. Bits of leftover fruit can be mixed into muffins or sprinkled into pancakes. And of course, we all love adding leftover vegetables to a stir fry! But why save stir fry for dinner? I thought it would be fun to create a stir fry-style bowl that you could enjoy for breakfast or any time of the day!

I used a few ingredients that I’d typically put in an omelet, like spinach and mushrooms, but I used them in a stir fry with leftover rice. Did you know that cold rice is the best rice to use for a stir fry? It’s a great way to repurpose leftover rice from last night’s dinner! You can also switch things up with different sauces for rice bowls. If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to try my vegetarian sushi bowl, too!

breakfast rice ingredients

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Rice– I used Success Jasmine Rice and I love it because it’s a no measure, no mess, boil-in-bag rice. You just drop the bag in a pot of water, let it cook for about 10 minutes, and the rice comes out soft and fluffy every time. I recommend making it the day before because cooled rice is actually the best for a stir fry! But if you don’t have any sitting in the fridge, don’t worry. You can make it and let it cool while you chop your vegetables.
  • Vegetables– I used spinach, mushrooms, and green onions but I’ve included a whole list of other vegetables you can use, with notes on the cooking time so you can mix and match whatever bits and pieces you have in your fridge.
  • Oil– I recommend using a high heat oil like avocado oil or coconut oil but vegetable oil works fine, too.
  • Sauce– I kept it simple with soy sauce and a little hot sauce but you can also add a drizzle of sesame oil or a dash of rice vinegar for even more flavor.
  • Eggs– I scrambled a couple of eggs into the rice and then topped the finished bowls with a fried egg, but you could do just scrambled eggs or just fried eggs.
  • Additional toppings– Feel free to get creative with toppings like chopped avocado, chives, and fresh herbs.

Other Stir Fry Additions

Here’s a list of other vegetables you can add to the mix. I’ve included how long to cook each vegetable over medium heat, before adding it to the rice mixture. You’ll also want to add a little bit of oil to the pan when cooking these vegetables.

  • Broccoli, chopped into 1” pieces- 3-5 minutes
  • Cauliflower, chopped into 1” pieces- 3-5 minutes
  • Bell peppers, chopped into ½” pieces- 2-3 minutes
  • Carrots, shredded or thinly sliced into ½” pieces- 3-5 minutes
  • Zucchini, sliced into ¼” rounds- 3-4 minutes
  • Kale, destemmed and torn into pieces- 1-2 minutes
  • Red or green cabbage, shredded- 3-4 minutes
  • Frozen peas- 1-2 minutes
  • Frozen corn- 1-2 minutes

How to Make Breakfast Rice Bowls