Photo: Helene Dujardin; Styling: Caitlin Van Horn
Hands-on Time
13 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, 1 cup sauce, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon basil, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)

Don't let the funny name deter you; this dish is a delicious way to get vegetables with your breakfast.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add bell peppers, onion, and salt; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in marinara sauce and paprika. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer 5 minutes.

Step 2

Form 4 (2-inch) indentations in sauce, using the back of a spoon. Crack eggs, 1 at a time, into a small custard cup, and gently slip into each indentation. Cover and cook 6 minutes or until eggs are done.

Step 3

Divide rice evenly among 4 shallow bowls. Spoon egg mixture evenly over rice, and sprinkle with basil and cheese.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Great breakfast-for-dinner option

January 04, 2016
I've made this a few times now and it's always a hit. I adapted the recipe a bit, so to see my changes plus step-by-step photos visit: 

Athena53's Review

June 17, 2014
Wonderful with lentils

smithker's Review

March 05, 2014
My husband I both enjoyed this dish a lot. It was easy and yummy. We'll be making this again.

ajb1978's Review

January 05, 2014
I loved this. We cut back on the rice and ate an extra egg each per serving. I cooked twice the number of eggs the recipe calls for. The sauce was delicious. It is a bit time consuming, but the leftovers were. Better than day one. All I did was cook a new batch of eggs in the sauce in the oven. Perfect!

sammie1972's Review

January 02, 2014
This represents everything I like in a dish. Tasty, easy, and healthy. We can have this for any meal and be satisfied. Do try over quinoa!

LDombeck's Review

October 14, 2013
This was a really good vegetarian meal. It reminded me of a goulash flavor b/c of the paprika and green pepper. I didn't have marinara, but had a tomato basil sauce that I thought would go well and did! The eggs were good. We had this for dinner and not breakfast and it was plenty filling. My 5 & 7 year olds loved it too.

mmidorijoy's Review

October 09, 2013
We had this for dinner... I am not a huge egg fan, nor are tomatoes, peppers and onions my favorite flavor combination, and I rarely make the same recipe twice, but I definitely will be making this one again! Quick, easy and delicious! The leftovers are even better!

KatiFields's Review

September 29, 2013

NumNumNum's Review

September 22, 2013
This has been declared a keeper by my family. The only one who didn't care for it is not an egg fan, but liked the sauce and rice. Served it with garbanzo beans. Very filling.