Minnesota Wild Rice Breakfast Skillet

The recent warm weather has got me thinking about all things spring and summer. We used to make this over a fire while camping. I call this a breakfast skillet because I like to top this dish with a couple of perfectly poached eggs, but you can truly eat this for any meal. This Minnesota wild rice breakfast skillet can be made either on a stovetop, or in cast iron over a bonfire. It’s a great dish that you can make for a crowd. However you make it, it’s equally as delicious, and even better leftover.

Why you’ll love this Minnesota Wild Rice Recipe

  • You can make a large batch for a crowd. As I said initially, it’s amazing over a bonfire, so if you are camping with a group, remember this recipe!
  • It’s a versatile recipe. You can use whatever vegetables you prefer, but I used peppers and onions. You can also swap out the bacon for sausage!
  • It’s packed with fiber and is super filling! Top this recipe with whatever type of egg you prefer. I love poached, but scrambled, fried or over easy are so perfect as well.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

  • Sauce Pan
  • Large skillet I used cast iron
  • Spatula
  • Measuring Cups

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Ingredients & substitutions

  • Minnesota Wild Rice cooked
  • mMedium russet potatoes diced
  • Yellow onion diced
  • Mini sweet peppers diced
  • Slices Bacon chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make this Minnesota wild rice skillet

Step 1. Cook your wild rice as directed. Set aside. I usually do this ahead of time so this skillet comes together quickly when I want to make it.,

Step 2. Dice and boil your potatoes in salted water until they are partially cooked. Boil for about 5-7 minutes. Drain and set aside. This is also something that can be done ahead of time.

Step 3. Chop the bacon and cook over medium heat in a cast iron skillet. 

Step 4. Once the bacon is cooked, add your chopped peppers and onions and cook until they are partially cooked.

Step 5. Add your potatoes to the skillet mix other ingredients. Press them down, and let the potatoes get crispy, tossing them after 3-5 minutes and pressing them down again.

Step 6. When the potatoes are crispy, add the wild rice in and stir. Let that cook for about 5 minutes more, and serve.

FAQs about outdoor cooking cast iron

Can you use cast iron outside?

Not only are you guaranteed a delicious meal, but taking your kitchen outdoors keeps your house cool. What you might not have known is that your favorite cast-iron skillet can come outside with you.

Can you cook with cast iron on a campfire?

Choose your cookware. Use cast iron cookware or other fire resistant cookware when cooking over fire. They won’t warp or melt in the heat, and tend to cook food more 

What temperature can cast iron withstand?

Cast iron is one of the only pieces of cookware that you can easily take from kitchen to campfire. And that’s a big part of why we love it! Because it can withstand high temperatures (up to 650˚ F, in fact!), it’s a great option for almost any heat source.

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Minnesota Wild Rice Breakfast Skillet

This veggie packed skillet is perfect topped with a couple of poached eggs
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 large skillet I used cast iron
  • 1 Spatula
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Minnesota Wild Rice cooked
  • 2 medium russet potatoes diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 10 mini sweet peppers diced
  • 8 Slices Bacon chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook your wild rice as directed. Set aside.
  • Dice and boil your potatoes in salted water until they are partially cooked. Boil for about 5-7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Chop the bacon and cook over medium heat in a cast iron skillet.
  • Once the bacon is cooked, add your chopped peppers and onions and cook until they are partially cooked.
  • Add your potatoes to the skillet mix other ingredients. Press them down, and let the potatoes get crispy, tossing them after 3-5 minutes and pressing them down again.
  • When the potatoes are crispy, add the wild rice in and stir. Let that cook for about 5 minutes more, and serve.
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