Mushroom and Brown Rice Hash with Poached Eggs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 21, 2022
I made my mother's famous roast beef hash healthier by using cremini mushrooms instead of beef and brown rice instead of potatoes. It's ideal for a light main dish. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Mushroom and Brown Rice Hash with Poached Eggs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 4 large eggs


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute mushrooms until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes. Add sweet onion; cook 1 minute. Add rice and carrot; cook and stir until vegetables are tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir in green onions, salt, pepper and caraway seeds; heat through.
  2. Meanwhile, place 2-3 in. water in a large saucepan or skillet with high sides. Bring to a boil; adjust heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Break cold eggs, 1 at a time, into a small bowl; holding bowl close to surface of water, slip each egg into water.
  3. Cook, uncovered, until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 3-5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, lift eggs out of water. Serve over rice mixture.
Test Kitchen tips
  • This is a great recipe to use up leftover rice, quinoa or roasted potatoes. You'll need about 2 cups in place of the package of ready-to-serve rice.
  • White button mushrooms can be used in place of baby portobello mushrooms, but the baby portobellos add a richer, more earthy flavor to the dish.
  • Health Tip: This is a great weeknight dinner or brunch option for anyone following a gluten-free diet.

    Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 282 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 186mg cholesterol, 393mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 medium-fat meat.