Breakfast Rice Casserole Recipe by Divine Lifestyle

Breakfast Rice Casserole Recipe


Breakfast Rice Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Rice Casserole

I wanted to share with you a breakfast rice casserole that we made recently for a brunch party. It features multi-grain rice, fresh veggies, ham, fresh thyme, cheese, and of course eggs. This was a recipe that started as a bit of an experiment; I woke up one morning wondering how I would make a breakfast rice casserole, and it turned out better than I could have ever hoped. Let's jump right in and get cooking! I hope you enjoy this Breakfast Rice Casserole Recipe!



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cubed ham
    1/3 cup bacon, raw and chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushroom, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 bags Minute® Rice Multi-Grain Medley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese blend (such as Cheddar and Monterrey Jack)
  • 4 large eggs

Breakfast Rice Casserole Recipe 2Breakfast Rice Casserole Recipe 3DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over a medium heat.
  2. Add the ham and bacon.  Cook until the bacon has released about half of its fat.
  3. Add all of the vegetables and saute for about 5 minutes, or until the onions become translucent.
  4. Transfer the meat and vegetable mixture to a colander and drain off any fat.  Return the mixture to the pot.
  5. Add the vegetable stock, rice, and thyme.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and then cover and simmer for 10 minutes, until all of the stock is absorbed.
  6. Add salt and pepper to the finished rice to taste.  Transfer the rice mixture to an oven safe pan.  Top with the cheese and bake at 400 until the cheese is melted, about 6 minutes.
  7. While the cheese is melting, cook the eggs as desired (we went with sunny side up).  When the cheese is melted, remove the rice from the oven and top with the eggs

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Final Thoughts

That's it! I know it looks like a lot of ingredients, but once you get going it's really pretty easy to throw this breakfast rice casserole together. I truly hope you enjoy the recipe, and if you need further inspiration, check out our Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pizza. Until next time, happy cooking!

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  1. Oh my husband would go nuts over this recipe!! I will have to make it for him! Thanks for posting!

  2. That looks like a yummy breakfast. The only time I ever had rice for breakfast was in Hawaii – they served it with fried eggs. It was yummy and obviously haven’t forgotten it. This is worth a try!

  3. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Nothing makes my morning more than an awesome breakfast like this. I am definitely trying this one 🙂

  4. Pam

    I love Minute Rice! You can make so many great recipes with it and it’s good plain too.

  5. Wow, that looks pretty amazing. I’d love to make this for my family. My little piglets will enjoy it too I’m sure! Maybe this weekend!

  6. Oh man this sounds like a delicious breakfast. I’m a big fan of Minute Rice and all the time it saves me.

  7. You don’t find many recipes for breakfast with rice. This sounds great!

  8. This looks and sounds so good. I think it would be a huge hit with my family too.

  9. That sounds like a great way to start out the day. Much better than the donut I ate this morning. Who wants to start out their day full of regret and feeling off?

  10. Rosey

    That does look like a fun recipe. I love the pics. Saw some other bloggers in there I know! 🙂

  11. What a fun evening you had with the ladies! A breakfast rice casserole sounds perfect for a hearty breakfast

  12. I’ve never thought about putting rice with breakfast but this sounds and look amazing. I’ll have to give it a try this weekend.

  13. I love cooking with rice. I could eat it everyday. This looks like an amazing recipe. I will have to give it a try this weekend.

  14. It looks like everyone had a great time at this get together! I have a similar recipe, but yours sounds better than mine!

  15. That looks like a fabulous recipe! I love that it includes cheese. This would be perfect for breakfast. 🙂

  16. I would of never thought to use rice. Sounds delicious – I will give this a try

  17. Oh that looks SO yummy!!! I can’t wait to try it!

  18. I have always been a fan of savory breakfasts. I am just not that into pancakes and waffles. This looks delicious and I am going to make in for our Sunday breakfast.

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