There’s a special place in my heart for rice. Fluffy white rice that only my mom can make perfectly right. I’ve tried and it just doesn’t come out like hers. I’m convinced she’s magic. I don’t give up though, I continue to make it and now I think it’s actually not that bad. As a kid, I grew up eating rice with absolutely everything. For instance, I refused to eat mac and cheese without a side of rice. That was a big no for me. They had to go together. Talk about carb loading—I knew how to live right back then—but I didn’t care because I was a kid. A kid addicted to rice. Nowadays I don’t eat mac and cheese with rice, but whenever I do have noodles mixed in a cheese sauce, I do get a sudden craving for rice and the next day for dinner, I’ll make sure to cook some up. If I can fit it into every meal/recipe then I’d be happy as a clam. Who says you can’t have rice for breakfast? That’s probably the best meal to have it, if you ask me, although I’m certain there isn’t a bad time to eat it. So maybe I’m biased…just a little bit.
I’m also a big fan of breakfast. I normally don’t eat a big breakfast during the week, just because I’m busy running around working, taking care of errands, or grocery shopping. Seriously, I spend more time at our local grocery store than I do at home. It comes with the job. I should have my own parking spot reserved by now. Anyhow, like I was saying, during the week I’ll just grab a quick bowl of cereal (cinnamon toast crunch all the way) or some toast with peanut butter. On the weekends though, I’ll make sure to cook extravagant (I exaggerate) breakfasts/brunches because there’s something about weekends and morning meals that excite me. Everyone should get excited. It’s a big deal.
My two favorite cuisines are Indian and Mexican food. I could eat either everyday. So I think it’s appropriate that now I’m trying to convince you all to eat and make this Tex-Mex breakfast fried rice for yourself. If I promise that it’s the best breakfast you’ll have, would you make it? If I promise that it’s ridiculously easy to whip up and that you can have it on the table in no time, will you get in the kitchen right this very second and cook up a batch? Well, both of those statements are true and I think you should most definitely try it for yourself this week. After all, it’s rice mixed with sausage topped with a fried egg. It all makes sense. Treat yo-self.