Nowadays, many people live their day-to-day lives with the clock ticking against them, running to and fro, trying to get everywhere on time and accomplish their daily activities in a totally exhausting routine. And frequently, the reason why many even prefer to skip breakfast, is perhaps for having a little extra time in bed.
Certainly this is not right. Although most people still believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that seems to be not fully accepted today, and that should not be a reason to skip this essential meal for our body.
After Long Hours Of Fasting
A proper breakfast brings many health benefits, such as:
- It provides the nutrients and the energy needed to cover the daily recommendations.
- It improves cognitive performance in children and teenagers, as well as in adults.
- It avoids or reduces snacking (eating between meal times).
- It helps to reduce the consumption of foods high in sugars and fats.
In case you’re wondering what a proper breakfast is, you must know a breakfast can be composed of all those really nutritious foods, such as natural fruit juice, crackers, fruit jams, ham and cheese sandwiches, baked goods, and some warm infusion, like coffee or tea, or even cocoa milk.
What must be particularly considered is the quantity of the intake and, above all, the needs of each person. Large breakfasts, in the first place, could cause a slow and heavy digestion, and in the long term, lead to more serious ailments, like high glucose or cholesterol blood levels.
People seldom choose what to eat for breakfast based on the nutritional values of the food, since other factors such as culture, habits, geographic location, climate and availability of food, etc., have a strong influence. This is why breakfast can be very different depending on the country or even the regions of the same country.
Carbs And Proteins For Breakfast?
Breakfast helps us wake up, stay alert, and respond quicker to stimuli. Carbohydrates and proteins are needed to carry out this mission and just a few other dishes will achieve this combination better than scrambled eggs and rice.
Rice is a food rich in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and fiber. While eggs provide essential proteins for the human body. When you combine these two in the same dish, you get a really nutritious breakfast.
With a caloric intake of about 500 kcal, it is an ideal breakfast to start the day on the right foot. When properly made, it is tasty and perfect for people of any age. Moreover, it is healthy enough so no need to worry about your diet.
Next you’ll see these really easy scrambled eggs and rice recipes to enjoy at home.
Simple Scrambled Eggs With Rice
All the ingredients you will need to prepare this recipe are really easy to find, you probably have them in your pantry. For this recipe you will use plain, pre-cooked rice.
- 2 cups of cooked rice.
- 4 eggs.
- 1 1/2 tbsp of butter.
- 1/2 tbsp of oil.
- 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- In a frying pan, heat the butter and the oil.
- In a mid-sized bowl, crack the four eggs, season with salt and pepper, and stir gently, so they do not mix too much.
- Pour the eggs over the hot butter and let them cook just a little so they remain partially liquid.
- Add the rice and mix, add the finely chopped coriander and cook for a minute or two.
- Mix well, serve hot.
Scrambled Eggs And Rice With Tuna And Fried Ripe Plantain
If you want to add more flavors and textures to the traditional scrambled eggs and rice, this is just the right recipe for you.
- Canned tuna.
- Cooked white rice.
- 1 ripe plantain.
- Matchstick potatoes or angel hair noodles.
- Salt to taste.
- Cut a ripe plantain into thin, biased slices and fry.
- Once the plantain slices are fried, add the eggs and stir. Salt to taste.
- When the egg is ready, add previously cooked white rice and canned tuna.
- If desired, you can garnish the scrambled eggs and rice with matchstick potatoes or angel hair noodles.
- Serve and enjoy!