Have you ever eating fried eggs with white rice?

@miamilady (4924)
United States
September 7, 2007 11:43am CST
This is something my mother made occassionaly when I was growing up. I just ate some for lunch. The taste blends together well. I don't think it's a common dish. I never knew many people who ate this. A couple of years ago I took care of two girls from the Dominican Republic. It was sort of an exchange student type of arrangement. They stayed with me for a two months. One day I asked them, what food they missed the most. They said friend eggs and white rice. I made some for them that night. It's simple and it's cheap. My mother had a name for it in spanish. I can't remember exactly what she called it in Spanish, but in English, it translated to "poor mans dinner". It may be cheap, but it's tasty.
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@ferritic (83)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
Yes, it is very common in our country to eat fried eggs with white steamed rice. When I was young, I would like to mix fried eggs (sunny side up) with my steaming white rice and have something like smoked fish or dried beef. Now, I want the eggs fried crispy and mixed with the rice. Our staple food is rice. You should try mixing fried rice and fried egg much delicious. Ferritic
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
8 Sep 07
I've also had white rice with canned tuna. I'm not sure if I had all three together. I might have.
• Philippines
8 Sep 07
miamilady, I wonder if you try eating fried brown mountain rice with fried egg eaten with dried fish and fresh tomatoes and salted duck eggs? You should try this one. It is best eaten on a banana leaf and a side dish of young mango leaves dipped in fish sauce very tasting. Ferritic
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
8 Sep 07
Mialady, when I had a look at your name I remembered a dear friend of mine whom I met in Santo Domingo, as her name was also Milady! She was an economist who worked in the Central Bank, but she was also involved in university teaching. It is a pity, but I havent heard from her again since I left many years ago! Replying to your discussion sort of compensated a bit, thanks!
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
7 Sep 07
Fried eggs with rice? A delicacy as far a I am concerned! My grandmother used to prepare that for us in Peru when we were children. She also made poached eggs, which she served in a cup and one at ate it with cut up pieces of sandwich bread. I still prepare that for my children and always serve it in a cup! My grandmother was a great believer in eggs and she used to prepare a soft-boiled egg for us every single day for lunch! It is funny how small things like this make you remember loved ones! I used to live in the Dominican Rep years ago and what I used to like was what they called "concon", which was rice cooked in a heavy pot and the concon was the stuff that stuck to the bottom and tasted crunchy, delicious with beans! The concon was always special and much disputed!
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
8 Sep 07
:-) We called that raspitas. It was sought after in my family too. lol I use a rice cooker now, so we don't get much of that. My country brother in law would call it rats feeties instead of raspitas. lol
@Jazz65 (22)
• United States
7 Sep 07
Well if you have visited the Philippines you will know better. As a filipina we usually eat fried eggs or scrambled eggs and just plain boiled white rice for breakfast and with fried dried fish and not to mention a cup of coffee on the side and it makes it good in the morning to start with. That kind of food is not just for breakfast but we do that sometimes for lunch or dinner like when we are really in a hurry that can be cooked so fast and there you have a good food ready on the table.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
8 Sep 07
I've never had rice for breakfast. But yesterday I had it for an early lunch because I had missed breakfast. I guess that's almost the same thing as breakfast. I've never thought of rice as a breakfast food before, but I guess every culture has different ideas of meals. thanks for your response.
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
7 Sep 07
Actually this meal is very common amoung hispanics- although I never took much liking to it. One of my favorite rap songs by the Beatnuts says, "When there is no meat- my wife blesses me with the white rice and eggs" You are absolutely right about it being poor mans food though- as I said- when we had no meat- eggs was the substitute :)
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
7 Sep 07
In Chicago there are restaurants in the Hispanic neighborhoods where a couple of bucks can get you enough fried rice and eggs to feed a family of six and then some! :) I love eating there- you'll never walk away hungry! :)
@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
yes its natural for us filipinos. its our fave food ^_^ no matter how cheap it is, we still value it as it is food and god's grace =)
• India
20 Sep 07
Hi Miamilady, I love eggs and being Indian, white rice is a staple with us here. So can I have the recipe of fried eggs with white rice pls, while we are on this? Sudipta
@Sharon38 (1915)
• Jamaica
18 Sep 07
Yeah its delicious. I love it too. It is tasty and my daughter of 9 loves it.
• Malaysia
18 Sep 07
hi, miamilady...i ever eating fried eggs with white rice..i think i need soup when eat rice..i like the fried egg .. when the yolk out in mouth feel so good oh..
@hassanah (387)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 07
Tell your mother that's not man poor dinner.It is delicious and asian's food.Don't be old mind.Dont your mother learn geography?
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
18 Sep 07
Hi Miamilady, I havent ever eaten eggs with rise, but while I was groweing up I was eating with pleasure eggs with mshed potatos, and I was loving it :) and at times I still do TheFortunes
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
18 Sep 07
No, but it sounds really good. I usually have eggs and potatoes.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
13 Sep 07
I love eating eggs and rice, or rice with practically anything. Usually 2 or 3 eggs, fried or boiled. In my homeland people eat this for breakfast, start the day, not to end the day. usually dinner is heavier than just eggs and rice, so I can understand why it's called poor man's dinner
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
9 Sep 07
No, I have never tried that. Thanks for sharing.
• Brazil
8 Sep 07
hahahhahahaha At Brasil, this is a normal food for the "poor man", rss But here, is the person it realy so poor, he cannot buy it to eat At hoe, we like soo many, always at dinner My grandfether prepair, fried eggs and white rice! ^_^
• China
8 Sep 07
Yes,I agree its cheap and tasty.Your topic reminds me something when I was a little girl.My mother and aunt always cooked that for breakfast since it was cheap and convenient.I felt bored cause I ate too much of them.When I grew up,we have more choices for breakfast so I seldom eat them these days.Its a pity.
@Ruhana (129)
• India
8 Sep 07
Yes, being an Asian and Indian I used to eat egg with white rice. Some time we wet white rice in water in the freeze and eat this rice with friend egg and fried chillie. This has unique taste.
@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 07
i never tried fried eggs on top of white rice. i do however tried rice on top of fried eggs...cena del hombre pobre
@mbrown81 (114)
• United States
8 Sep 07
hi! im just a year here in the states... Originally I am from the Philippines. Yes, i ate fried egg and white rice and it taste good. Way back in the Philippines thats the common breakfast... Oh! i miss that now... let me cook one...
@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
8 Sep 07
it's common here in the philippines. usually we have that for breakfast, like rice, fried eggs, bacon.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
8 Sep 07
Well, its new dish for me atleast i have omelete or scrabbled egg with white rice but not this but its worth to try, lets see what it taste, thanks for sharing it