Branch Out For Breakfast With These International Ideas

Italian Vegetable Fritatta

If your morning meals have become a boring menu of scrambled eggs, cereal, or toast and jam, then you’ll love these international breakfast ideas. We’ve rounded up some of the tastier recipes from around the web with a mix of flavors from across the globe.  Here are three international recipes for you to try this week. If you have time, whip them up before work or save them for a weekend brunch.

Italian Breakfast Frittata

A Frittata is an egg-based dish that is very similar to quiche. The difference between the two is in the crust, the cream, and the baking time. Frittatas are crustless and they bake far faster than a quiche because it has less cream. If you like the robust flavors of Italian cuisine, you should try this nutritious Italian Frittata.  It will take about 30 minutes to make this dish, so it may be one that you save for a weekend morning.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros, which translates to Rancher’s Eggs, is a traditional, mid-morning, Mexican dish served on rural Mexican farms. The dish consists of fried eggs, beans, tortillas, and salsa. You can use pinto beans or black beans to make this recipe. If you’d like to add a little more flair to this brunch item, add avocado and Mexican rice. Otherwise, this is a quick and filling dish you can whip up on weekdays before work or school.

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This morning porridge is served in China, Burma, Indonesia, Japan, and some parts of Europe. Typically, you’ll find this on the breakfast table when there are children or elderly family members in the home, but everyone enjoys this pudding-like dish on occasion. Congee is a rice-based dish that is made by boiling the rice with far more water or stock than is usually required. When it’s cooked with water, congee is very bland. But, you can add any flavor you like by opting for chicken, beef, or vegetable stock instead. You can also add toppings like chicken, beef, mushrooms, or a soft-boiled egg. Try this recipe for an Asian-inspired breakfast.

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