Baja Breakfast Rice

Baja Breakfast Rice topped with Fried Egg and Queso

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This Baja Breakfast Rice is a Mexican inspired version of regular fried rice…for breakfast!


  • 3 C. cold, leftover cooked rice
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chipotle Cholula sauce (or other hot sauce)
  • 1 C. baby kale (or spinach)
  • handful of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 Tbls. chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tbls. crumbled queso fresco
  • 3 eggs
  • avocado slices, a couple per plate, for garnish


  1. Dice bacon and cook in large fry pan. Once cooked, drain a little bit of grease if you desire, then add cold rice. Stir to break up rice and coat with bacon grease. Add cumin, chipotle Cholula and green onions, and heat through. Add kale, stir and cook until it wilts.
  2. Fry the eggs.
  3. To serve, place rice mixture on plate. Top with a fried egg, a few tomato slices, a little cilantro and queso fresco, a few avocado slices. Season with more Cholula, if desired.