Rice and Squash Breakfast Bowl

This warm and hearty Rice and Squash Breakfast Bowl is sure to get you going! Poached eggs are a yummy addition to this meatless meal.

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Rice and Squash Breakfast Bowl

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 40 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 50 mins


  • 2 bags Success® Basmati Rice
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil


  • Start your day with a complete meal in a bowl that will energize you for the day ahead! Treat yourself to layers of flavors starting with fragrant Success® Basmati Rice and maple-roasted butternut squash.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 425°F.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, on a baking sheet, toss together butternut squash, maple syrup, olive oil, cayenne, salt and pepper. Bake squash for 15-18 minutes, or until golden and tender.

    Step 3

  • Fill a deep saucepan with water and add vinegar. Bring to a gentle simmer; whisk to create gentle current (or vortex) in water. Crack one egg at time into the saucepan; cook for 3-4 minutes, or until set. Gently scoop out eggs using slotted spoon; place on a paper towel-lined plate.

    Step 4

  • Divide cooked rice evenly among 4 serving bowls. Top each with roasted squash and 2 poached eggs. Garnish with basil.

    Recipe Tip

    For an added kick, drizzle each bowl with your favorite hot sauce.

Savory Breakfast Lovers

While some people prefer a sweet breakfast, like our Fruit and Granola Parfait, there are others who prefer to start their day with something warm, savory, and filling. If you’re in that category, this breakfast bowl has it all! Here, we’ve topped savory basmati rice with sweet butternut squash that’s roasted in a blend of maple syrup, olive oil, and cayenne pepper, for a subtle kick. For additional protein, we recommend that you top your bowl with eggs for a breakfast that’ll power you through your morning.

Want a few more breakfast ideas? Try our version of Avocado “Toast” Rice Cakes or our Green Shakshuka with Quinoa and Eggs.

Customize It

The beauty of rice bowls is that it’s simple to find delicious ways to elevate them. Customize this bowl however you like. Whether you prefer fried or scrambled eggs, you can cook them exactly how you choose! Swap in a similar type of squash, such as acorn or buttercup, or use sweet potato if that’s what you have on hand. You can even add in some nutrient-dense greens like kale or spinach, too.

You can also garnish your bowl however you like. Try some chopped basil, a dash of hot sauce or even sliced avocado to balance out the sweet and spicy flavors.

If you are thinking ahead to a dinner idea then try our: shrimp stir fry rice recipe.