Scrambled Egg Special

Scrambled Egg Special, full of eggs, rice and two cheeses, makes a great lunch, dinner or supper meal.  Use left-over or instant rice to make this meal in minutes and have it on the table in less than an hour.

From the kitchen of Violeta Rodriquez.

This recipe comes from a magazine clipping and I guess it must have been in my box about 15 years or more.   A friend passed on the recipe because she thought I might like it.  I don't know the name of the magazine but there is a name attached to the recipe.  It says "from the kitchen of Violeta Rodriguez." I have looked at this recipe over the years and always thought it would make a nice supper dish but never made it until now.

Brown Rice
I used instant brown rice as it was quick to make and I could easily make just what I needed.  As I was making the recipe I decided to cut the salt by half as 2 teaspoons (for the full recipe) seemed a lot for the amount of ingredients.  I'm glad I did as it was certainly salty enough with half the amount.  It's impossible to remove too much salt after a dish is cooked but easy enough to sprinkle on a little salt if it isn't seasoned to one's liking.  I also added a couple of shakes of black pepper to the mixture and sprinkled the top with some of the cheddar cheese.

Because there are only the two of us at home I made half the recipe and it made two good servings--just enough for supper. I used a deep dish and had to increase the baking time to about 45 minutes.  It would cook faster in a shallow dish.

Printable recipe at bottom of post.
Scrambled Egg Special
1 cup cooked rice
½ cup bell pepper, chopped
½ cup onion, chopped
1 cup ricotta cheese*
¾ cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
6 eggs, beaten as for scrambled eggs

Mix all ingredients together.  Place in greased casserole dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.  

Makes 4-6 servings.

*Cottage cheese can be substituted for the ricotta.

Sprinkled with cheese and ready for the oven.

Scrambled Egg Special
Baked nice and golden.

I served the "Scrambled Egg Special" with baked beans, garden salad and whole wheat garlic toast.  It made for a tasty meal which we will have again as we both enjoyed it very much.

Where's my fork!?

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