I like rice for breakfast. There was one variety of Sunshine Burger that I'd never used before, which was the Breakfast style. I nuked one for 30 seconds, broke off a bite, and immediately knew what I'd be having for breakfast and serving Ryan for his lunch. There was leftover rice in the rice cooker from the night before, just the right amount for fried rice.
I heated a tablespoon of both olive oil & Earth Balance in a pan, diced about 2 tablespoons of onion, and crumbled in the burger. After sauteing for a minute or so, I added the leftover rice, sprinkled on a bit of salt and a pinch of garlic powder, and stir fried for another minute or two. Voila. Super yumminess. Ryan had requested a repeat of yesterday's Sunshine Burger falafel wraps because he loved them so much (actually fell down on the floor in bliss describing their deliciousness), but when he saw and SMELLED what was in the pan he was very excited.
Ryan's lunch: peanuts; honeydew melon; raspberries; broccoli; Sunshine Burger Breakfast rice.
Sunshine Burger Breakfast Rice
1 T. Earth Balance (opt.)
1 T. olive oil
2-3 T. diced onion
1 Sunshine Burger
2 cups cooked rice
1/4-1/2 tsp. salt
1/8-1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Heat Earth Balance & olive oil over medium heat. Add onion & crumble in the Sunshine Burger. Saute for a minute or so. Add rice & remaining ingredients, raising heat slightly if necessary. Stir almost constantly for another minute or two. Done! Feel free to add in some diced veggies with the burger to round out the meal.
On to AJ's lunch...I am going to refrain from introducing new dishes to him in his school lunches. He responds best to new things while assisting me in the kitchen or eating them in the company of his siblings. So for him I took two rice balls out of the freezer, a handy thing to have ready to speed up lunch prep...they just need to be nuked briefly and they're ready to go.
AJ's lunch: rice balls with goma shio & rice cheese stars w/nori faces; broccoli; honeydew melon; raspberries; peanuts, cashews & raisins.