The World's Simplest Breakfast You're Probably Too Scared to Try recipes - Breakfast and brunch

Author: Melissa Freeman  

This hot, savory breakfast of rice, egg, soy sauce, mirin, and hondashi is super simple to make, yet offers a really comforting and nutritious start to the day. Even piled-high breakfast sandwiches can't compete with the satisfaction of finishing a simple bowl of egg and rice.

Tamago Kake Gohan (Japanese-Style Rice With Egg) Recipe

Tamago Kake Gohan (Japanese-Style Rice With Egg) Recipe
Tamago gohan—rice mixed with a raw egg—is Japanese comfort food at its simplest. Here's how we make our light, custardy version topped with furikake.
Provided by: J. Kenji López-Alt
Total time: 3 minutes
Prep time: 3 minutes
Yields: 1 serving
Cuisine: Japanese
Number of ingredients: 9
  • 1 cup cooked hot white rice (about 12 ounces cooked rice; 340g)
  • 1 egg (plus 1 optional egg yolk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon mirin (optional)
  • Pinch kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • Pinch MSG powder, such as Aji-no-moto or Accent (optional)
  • Pinch Hondashi (optional; see note)
  • Furikake to taste (optional; see note)
  • Thinly sliced or torn nori to taste (optional)
  • Calories: 515 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 96 g
  • Cholesterol: 186 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Sodium: 296 mg
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Serving Size: Serves 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
How to cook:
  1. Place rice in a bowl and make a shallow indentation in the center. Break the whole egg into the center. Season with 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon mirin (if using), a pinch of salt, a pinch of MSG (if using), and a pinch of Hondashi (if using).
  2. Stir vigorously with chopsticks to incorporate egg; it should become pale yellow, frothy, and fluffy in texture. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  3. Sprinkle with furikake and nori (if using), make a small indentation in the top, and add the other egg yolk (if using). Serve immediately.
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The World's Simplest Breakfast You're Probably Too Scared to Try

The World's Simplest Breakfast You're Probably Too Scared to Try
To your typical eggs-and-bacon American, there’s not much about tamago gohan that makes sense. The Japanese breakfast is nothing more than a large raw egg cracked over a mound of steamed rice. If you feel like having an extra luxurious morning, you can splash the combination with soy sauce and/or speckle it with a shake or two of sesame seeds. Then, using chopsticks, you vigorously swirl the mixture into a froth and devour.The first time I heard about tamago gohan was in college. I worked the lunch shift at a sushi bar, where I had the good fortune of joining the owner, Tencho, and my co-worker, a petite Japanese woman named Shoko, for breakfast. Each morning, Shoko would simmer a stockpot of miso soup, I’d wash and cook the rice, and Tencho would slice sashimi.We’d then sit in the sunny corner of the restaurant, NHK news on the television, the spread before us. I’d hover above my bowl of miso soup and allow the steam to kiss my skin awake. I’d feel the warm rice quiet my grumbling gut. I’d inhale the sensuous slices of salmon, snapper, and yellowtail. As a white kid who grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania, I had a healthy fear of salmonella. My grandmother used to pull her potato salad from the table the moment a sunbeam struck it. Tamago gohan made me a little nervous (and where was the obligatory pork product?). I'd watch my boss crack, stir, and inhale with the nonchalance associated with pouring a bowl of cereal. Did this man secretly possess an iron-lined stomach? It took Tencho several months of prodding, of him repeating, “You are not man,” before I could accept a bowl of rice topped with a quivering, uncooked egg.It quickly became one of my favorite comfort meals. Tamago gohan possesses the rib-sticking satisfaction of oatmeal, and the simplicity of sushi. The egg, when incorporated into the rice, relaxes each grain, and, with it, the rest of the morning. Pops of nuttiness, provided by the sesame seeds, punctuate every few bites. The salty spike of the soy sauce balances the grassy brashness of brewed green tea, which you hopefully also have close at hand.As Shoko taught me, it’s rude to leave even a single grain of rice in the bowl. So I spend the last few moments of breakfast meticulously plucking the remaining morsels with the tips of my chopsticks. I cup the bowl with my hand to feel the warmth of the rice through the ceramic. The process is meditative and, ultimately, lends a sense of closure to the meal.You probably think I’m overselling tamago gohan. But I still feel different as an eater after finishing a bowl of the stuff then, say, after a Monte Cristo. Even piled-high breakfast sandwiches can't compete with the satisfaction of finishing a simple bowl of egg and rice. And maybe Tencho’s refrain of “you are not man” was less a jab than it was a philosophy. Finishing a bowl of tamago gohan somehow makes you feel more complete.It’s been nearly a decade since I last ate with Tencho and Shoko, but I still crave our breakfasts—and the bowls of tamago gohan that accompanied them. Occasionally, on a lazy Sunday, I’ll shuffle into the kitchen, rinse a cup or so of rice, steam it in a pot, gently crack an egg over the mixture, and then sit down to reminisce.Tomago Gohan
Provided by: Paul Kita
Total time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 1 serving
Number of ingredients: 5
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked sushi rice
  • 2 cups water, plus more for rinsing
  • 1 piece dried kombu, about the size of a playing card (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • Soy sauce and sesame seeds, to taste
How to cook:
  1. In a large bowl, add the rice and cover with at least two inches of cold water. Moving your hand in a circular motion, gently stir the rice until the water is very cloudy. Then strain the rice through a fine mesh sieve and repeat the process until the water is no longer cloudy when stirring, 4 or 5 more times.
  2. In a rice cooker or pot with a lid, combine the rice, 2 cups water, and the kombu (if using). Cook the rice according to the package instructions.
  3. Transfer about 1 cup of the steamed rice to a serving bowl, top with the egg, soy sauce, and sesame seeds.
  4. To eat, stir vigorously with chopsticks.
Notes: Gyeran Bap (Egg Rice) Recipe, Ingredients ; ½tablespoon unsalted butter ; eggs ; soy sauce ; toasted sesame oil ; steamed white rice, preferably short- or medium-grain

Breakfast Egg Fried Rice

Breakfast Egg Fried Rice
Easy egg fried rice recipe. A perfect quick breakfast!
Provided by: Sue | My Korean Kitchen
Total time: 6 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Prep time: 1 minutes
Yields: 1 serving
Cuisine: Korean
Number of ingredients: 8
  • 2 eggs
  • Some cooking oil (, I used rice bran oil)
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce (, regular (add slightly more if adding other vegetables or proteins))
  • 1/2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil ((optional))
  • 1/2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds ((optional))
  • 1-2 Tbsp green onions (, thinly sliced (optional))
  • fine sea salt (, to taste (optional))
  • Calories: 426 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 47 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 327 mg
  • Sodium: 630 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Once heated, add some cooking oil. Reduce the heat to medium. Pour in the beaten eggs. When the egg starts cooking, break the egg into smaller pieces using a fork or chopsticks.
  3. Add the rice when the egg is partly (70 – 80%) cooked and stir the rice evenly. Add the soy sauce and gently mix with the rest of ingredients. (Optional) Add some sesame oil, sesame sesame seeds and green onions then gently toss to coat.
  4. Serve.
Notes: Easy Soy Sauce “Egg” Fried Rice, Once hot, add some oil. Add in the tofu and mash with your hands or a spatula. Season with salt, turmeric, garlic powder, soy sauce, and white

Tamago Kake Gohan (Egg Over Rice)

Tamago Kake Gohan (Egg Over Rice)
This hot, savory breakfast of rice, egg, soy sauce, mirin, and hondashi is super simple to make, yet offers a really comforting and nutritious start to the day.
Provided by: Megan Zhang
Yields: 1 serving
Cuisine: Japanese,Asia
Number of ingredients: 12
  • 1 cup hot, cooked white rice
  • 1 raw pasteurized large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon mirin
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch hondashi (instant dashi)
  • Pinch Aji-no-moto MSG powder (optional)
  • 1 raw pasteurized large egg yolk (optional)
  • Furikake
  • Bonito flakes
  • Sliced scallions
  • Pickled ginger
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.0 g
  • Carbohydrate: 55.4 g
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Serving Size: Serves 1
  • Protein: 14.2 g
  • Fat: 10.0 g
  • Calories: 381 cal
  • Sodium: 387.8 mg
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
How to cook:
  1. Step 1
  2. Scoop 1 cup piping-hot cooked white rice into a serving bowl. Use chopsticks or a fork to make a shallow well in the center. Crack 1 raw egg into the well. Season with 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari, 1/2 teaspoon mirin, a pinch of kosher salt, a pinch of hondashi, and a pinch of MSG powder if desired. (Alternatively, whisk the egg and seasonings in a separate bowl and mix well before pouring over the rice.)
  3. Step 2
  4. Whip vigorously with chopsticks or a fork to incorporate the egg into the rice, until the mixture becomes pale yellow, creamy, and slightly frothy. Taste and add more seasonings as desired. Top with 1 raw egg yolk if desired. Sprinkle with furikake, bonito flakes, scallions, and pickled ginger if desired. Serve immediately.
Notes: Gyeran Bap Korean Egg Rice, Gyeran Bap – Korean Egg Rice. Steamed white rice with a fried egg over top with soy sauce, green onion, sesame seeds, sesame oil and butter.
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