Wild Rice Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Wild Rice Scrambled Eggs Recipe
Staff Writer
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Scrambled Eggs
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Adding wild rice to scrambled eggs provides texture to the dish, plus it also makes it more of a complete meal. 

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1⁄3 cup milk
  • 1 cup pre-cooked long-grain wild rice
  • 6 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup minced white onion
  • 6 slices ham, diced, or 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup grated Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 large fresh tomato, diced
  • Parsley, for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and prepare a large and deep ovenproof frying pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat pan over medium heat until hot.

Beat eggs and combine with milk. Pour into pan, and as eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with an inverted turner, forming large soft curds. Continue cooking — pulling, lifting, and folding eggs — until thickened but not completely done. Do not stir constantly.

Take off burner and stir in rice, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, ham, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Sprinkle with cheese and top with diced tomatoes and parsley.

Place uncovered pan in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Eggs will finish cooking. Let sit for 5 minutes to set, then cut into 6 pie-shape portions and serve hot.

Wild Rice Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Wild Rice Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.