Notes: For an interesting grain mix, combine equal parts quick-cooking barley, quick cooking brown rice, bulgur , and rinsed quinoa.

Recipe by Sunset June 1999


Recipe Summary

Makes 4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a 10- to 12-inch ovenproof frying pan over high heat, stir butter and shallots often until shallots are lightly browned, about 3 minutes.

  • Add grain mix and stir until grains are lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add broth and marjoram, stir, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until grains are tender to bite, about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Mix 1/2 cup cheese with pilaf. Using the back of a spoon, make 4 deep wells in mixture. Slide 1 egg into each well. Lay tomato slices around eggs.

  • Bake in a 400° oven until egg whites are opaque and yolks have desired texture, about 8 minutes for liquid yolks. About 3 minutes before eggs are cooked, sprinkle mixture with remaining cheese.

  • Use a wide spatula to scoop out pilaf and eggs, 1 at a time, and put on plates. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; calories from fat 37%; protein 24g; fat 17g; saturated fat 8.5g; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 6.1g; sodium 223mg; cholesterol 246mg.