Celebrate World Egg Day in a flavour-packed way! This budget conscious dish is full of Tex-Mex flavour and comes together in the time it takes to make a pot of rice! Enjoy these Tex-Mex Egg & Chickpea Rice Bowls for a busy weeknight meal.
This post contains sponsored content. I was fortunate enough to receive monetary compensation from Egg Farmers of Canada as part of their World Egg Day 2019 celebration! Although compensated for my efforts, all opinions are my own. Follow them on Instagram at @eggsoeufs to get delicious egg inspiration!
Happy World Egg Day, Friends! October 11 marks the day in which we celebrate our hard-working Canadian Egg Farmers, who produced over 752 million dozen eggs in 2018 alone. Yep, that’s a lot of eggs…
There are over 1,000 egg farming families from coast-to-coast that work under the system of supply management to produce Canadian eggs. That means our Farmers work close with the commodity board to ensure they are producing the perfect number of eggs to meet the demands of Canadian consumers. This summer, I was able to visit one facility and chat with the multigenerational family farm based in Saskatchewan. The passion that goes into egg production and the care for following our world-class standards for food safety and animal care was clear! I feel so fortunate to have had the behind-the-scenes view of egg production in Canada.
Because not everyone has first-hand experience with egg farming, Egg Farmers of Canada have teamed-up with Chef Lynn Crawford to introduce Canadians to introduce to you a handful of these families and some great inspiration. I encourage you to check it out here and get connected to these and other hard working farm families through social media!
To celebrate, I created a dish that I have been working on (and enjoying!) since this summer. These Tex-Mex Egg & Chickpea Rice Bowls are the perfect way to celebrate World Egg Day, feed your family or meal prep for the week to come! It’s a basic, budget friendly and delicious approach to dinner. Made from a mix of pantry staples and a few fresh veggies, these bowls are easy to assemble and are sure to leave you satisfied. Plus, they are customizable and easy to individualize based on tastes and what you have in the fridge. Just don’t forget the egg!
This dish starts with a hearty base of rice – any that you have on-hand will do! Then, chickpeas are slowly simmered with a blend of tinned tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, garlic and spices. The rice bowl is then crowned with a perfectly fried Sunny side-up egg. Then garnish the egg bowl with your favourite Tex-Mex flavours – lime, cilantro, hot sauce, leftover onions and peppers or even chips and grated cheese all go great!
Eggs are so versatile that they are a main staple in nearly every type of cultural cuisine! Due to their versatility, there are literally thousands of ways to cook and create with Canadian eggs and I am proud to take part in supporting Canadian Egg Farmers buy choosing eggs in many of my everyday meals! How will you celebrate World Egg Day? Join in on the fun online with the #WorldEggDay hashtag! Tell our farmers how much you love them and the tasty Canadian Eggs that they produce!
Tex-Mex Egg & Chickpea Rice Bowls
- 2 cups Rice prepared
- 1 tsp Canola oil
- 1/3 cup red onion diced
- 2 jalapenos diced with seeds removed
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 can diced tomatoes (398 ml can)
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed (540 ml)
- 4 large Canadian Eggs
- Choice of Garnish: lime wedges, cilantro, extra chopped onion, cheese, peppers, tortilla chips etc
- Cook rice according to package instructions.
- In medium saucepan, heat onions, jalapeno and garlic until fragrant. Add tinned tomatoes, tomato paste and spice. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add drained and rinsed chickpeas and mix well. Cover. Simmer chickpeas over medium low heat for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, fry Canadian eggs to preference. Sunny side-up, or medium works well!
- Once eggs are fried and chickpeas are cooked, assemble bowls! Divide rice into 4 equal parts. Spoon chickpea and tomato mixture over rice. Crown with a perfectly fried egg and garnish with additions of choice!
Did you make Tex-Mex Egg & Chickpea Rice Bowls at home?
If so, take a picture and tag it with #WorldEggDay and #PeppersAndPennies! I love seeing your creations and will gladly share your photo!