Friday, July 16, 2010

Scrambled Egg Friday

Most everyone loves Fridays.  They are the start of the weekend and the long anticipated end of the work week.  I love them more than most but when you work for yourself, it is, more often than not, just another day.  A scrambled egg day, as a matter of fact. 

I had the un-enviable pleasure of going to the dentist yesterday for an extraction.  The last of four, as I've never had my wisdom teeth removed until this later stage of life.  I DON'T like dentist's, not even a little bit, and for that reason chose to go to one specializing in sedation dentistry.  I've been for x-rays, examination, deep cleaning and three of the four extractions and all went well.  Yesterday was the fourth extraction and didn't go as planned.  I was heavily sedated because I'm very resistant to medication, and driven to the office.  They gave me all the shots for pain and then failed to extract the tooth.  Apparently my tolerance to medication is legendary and I was maxed out on pain meds to little effect.  They pulled on the tooth vigorously and failed to remove it so now I have to go to an oral surgeon to get it out. 

Never fear, I'm leading up the recipe.....:)

After a dental visit of this much fun I like to eat something soft that requires little effort on my part and is easy to chew.  So for the next few days, I've fixed a favorite of mine that I call Southwest Scrambled Eggs.  The recipe is as follows:

2 - 3 large eggs

1 cup spanish rice

1/2 - 3/4 cup sausage, browned and crumbled

Salsa of choice.

I've already taken the extra step of cooking the rice for this recipe but there are a variety of ways to prepare it for yourself.  I buy the whole grain, uncooked rice in the bag in the Mexican food section of the grocery store and brown it in a skillet with approximately two tablespoons of oil. 

After  browning, add a small can of tomato paste, 1 tsp of Caldo Con Sabor De Pollo, (chicken flavored bouillon) and about a clove of minced garlic.  Simmer for about 20 minutes, adding water as necessary, until the rice is tender.  You may also add diced onions for extra flavor.

Crack eggs and place into skillet under medium heat until about halfway done, add rice, and sausage into the mix, stirring well.  After the eggs are cooked, I like to add a little salsa on top for an added kick.  Its an easy, no mess recipe, that goes well with a lot of things or can stand alone for a delicious post-dentist visit and it's gluten free!



the clark clan said...

oh my god jason, you KNOW in your heart what feeds my soul! I am SOOO making this! YUMMY!!!! Will send you a link, but I am giving you a versatile blogger award! You have opened my eyes to the fact that gluten free can be delicious! :) alex@amoderatelife p.s. I am tweeting this recipe because it is so damned good!

J L Health said...

Thanks Alex! I really appreciate it!!....Sometimes the simple recipes are the ones most often overlooked. Glad you like it...


the clark clan said...

Here is your award! You can pick it up on my blog! :)

healy said...

Mr. Jason! you have totally turned my world on its side with this recipe. I am gonna try this because you know how I much love eggs, very cool and thanks for sharing