This leftover rice frittata is a very simple, light-tasting, non-pretentious lunch that is flavourful and satisfying. It’s just rice. And eggs. And a ton of Parmesan cheese.
If you like simple flavours, and are looking for a different way to serve eggs for the family, this recipe is perfect! It comes together in about 10 minutes and is a fast weeknight dinner meal, perfect for packed lunches the following day.
Sundays in my home are usually reserved for weekly meal preps, which includes cooking up a week’s worth of grains like rice or quinoa, and legumes. Prepping these grains ahead of time allows me to quickly prepare weekly meals-and happens to enable my most recent obsession with rice bowls.
Combining a variety of healthy ingredients with a clean eating, gluten-free grain all in one bowl has become my ultimate comfort food. It’s the kind of meal you can enjoy while sitting on the couch and watching your favourite television program (which happens to be Quantico at the moment).
Enough about rice bowls. Let’s get back to the recipe…
Since my kids aren’t keen on veggies at the moment, I decided to keep this frittata very simple by only adding some Parmesan cheese. The result was delicious however, as with any frittata, you can add any ingredient you prefer-fresh herbs, diced chicken, sautéed veggies, tofu, or additional cheeses like mozzarella, goat, or feta.
Whereas most frittatas are light and fluffy, this frittata is a bit denser, since the rice absorbs the eggs. It’s prepared with only a few simple ingredients-eggs, Parmesan cheese, and rice, yet it’s still light-tasting and flavourful. It also doesn’t hurt that it looks like a pizza-which means that kids (at least mine) will most likely give it a try before automatically rejecting it based on looks alone.
I served this with a fresh and simple salad made with dark greens, shredded carrots, scallions, and avocado. The kids particularly enjoyed their presentation-bite-size cubes of frittata served over a bed of homemade tomato sauce and another generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top.
On a side note, if the family isn’t fond of rice, you can also prepare this frittata with leftover pasta.
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!