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Easy Breakfast Bowl With Rice Alternative

Gluten Free Keto Low Carb

Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis

  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Difficulty Easy

Rice for breakfast? You bet! Throughout the world, many people enjoy rice for their morning meal. Savory, filling, and delicious, rice elevates your standard scramble into something that will give you energy all day long.

But a carb-forward breakfast is probably not on the menu if you're watching your weight. Fortunately, we have this keto-friendly low-carb breakfast bowl made with It's Skinny Rice Shaped Pasta, so you can start your day out right.

Sausage and Eggs Plus Something Extra

Sausage and eggs are breakfast classics. A scramble with a little cheese, some diced pepper, and scallions is the perfect accompaniment to the sausage. What do most people include? Some sort of carb, whether it's toast, potatoes, or an English Muffin.

Unfortunately, those carb-heavy additions that make the breakfast feel complete are also a surefire way to derail your diet. If you're following keto or any low-carb meal plan, a breakfast bagel can undo all your hard work and move you right out of ketosis.

So, what do most keto dieters do? They omit the carbs altogether. While a high-protein breakfast is great, you might get quite hungry by lunchtime. You need something high in fiber to help keep your blood sugar steady throughout the day.

Cue It's Skinny Rice Alternative. A breakfast scramble with It's Skinny Rice Shaped Pasta is a great choice because It's Skinny is high in satiating glucomannan fiber. But because of the high fiber levels, It's Skinny has ZERO net carbs and comes in at only 9 calories per pack. You can enjoy all the benefits of a filling, hunger-killing breakfast without weight gain!

If you’re not used to rice for breakfast, it can seem a little unconventional. But the truth is that people eat rice for breakfast all over the world. Many people enjoy sweet or savory porridge made from rice. In most places, breakfast isn’t a sweet meal, either. Breakfast foods are often similar to the foods eaten at lunch or dinner.

In China and Korea, rice is often enjoyed for breakfast with soy sauce, meat, and other toppings. We’ve all enjoyed a Mexican breakfast burrito stuffed with eggs and rice, and who hasn’t reached for leftover fried rice from last night’s takeout? English breakfasts are traditionally savory, as are breakfasts served in Latin America, India, Africa, and many other areas.

As for the United States, we go about 50/50 on the sweet versus savory breakfast. As kids, we might have been all about the sweet cereal, toaster pastries, and breakfast milkshakes. But now that we're grown up, we're likely aware that starting your day with dessert-type sweets sets you up for a sugar crash by mid-morning.

On the other hand, a savory breakfast with protein like eggs and sausage, complemented by filling It's Skinny Pasta, is an excellent choice. You'll feel sustained through lunch—energized but not bloated, stuffed, or tired from your carb crash.

All About It’s Skinny Rice Shaped Pasta

So, how does It's Skinny get such impressive stats? What is glucomannan fiber, and where does it come from?

It’s Skinny Pasta are made from a vegetable known as konjac. The roots of the konjac plant are similar to a radish, potato, or turnip. They're white in color and very mild in taste. But the root has a secret—it's very high in special glucomannan fiber. This fiber fills you up but doesn't make you gain weight.

Konjac happens to be a great option for making noodles and rice alternatives. The texture is similar to traditional pasta and rice. The flavor is mild and doesn’t overpower the surrounding ingredients. When you top it with your favorite sauce or protein, you get a dish that feels and fills like rice or pasta (for a fraction of the calories).

We make It’s Skinny in four amazing varieties that are the perfect answer to any of your favorite meals. Try It's Skinny spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair, or rice shape. If you can't decide, don't worry. There's a variety pack that will let you enjoy all the shapes until you pick a favorite.

It's Skinny is the perfect stand-in for pasta. It works in all kinds of noodle dishes and is ideal in place of rice dishes. With just 9 calories and ZERO net carbs, It's Skinny lets you lighten up any recipe you love and still enjoy all the tastes and flavors you crave.

To get your hands on It's Skinny, order online today. Once you try this fantastic pasta swap (and rice alternative swap), you'll be blown away!

Questions About Our Low-Carb Breakfast Rice Alternative Bowl?

Do you have questions about this recipe? We have answers! Here’s everything you need to know about your new go-to breakfast!

How Do I Cook It’s Skinny Rice?

Cooking with It’s Skinny couldn’t be easier. There’s no need to get out a rice cooker or Instant Pot. You don’t even need to dirty another pan. To use It’s Skinny Rice Shaped Pasta, you simply tear open the pack, drain, and heat it up for 1-2 minutes. Add it to your ingredients at the end of cooking, heat through, and voila!

Because It’s Skinny is available in four varieties, it’s perfect for all types of dishes. Try it in your favorite rice dish—even rice pudding! Enjoy It’s Skinny Pasta with your favorite Italian recipes, or go with Pad Thai. It's Skinny lightens up any dish, from chicken noodle soup to the viral TikTok feta pasta.

Can I Add Other Vegetables?

This breakfast bowl is endlessly customizable. Try it with all sorts of different vegetables. Keep in mind that some vegetables are more compatible with keto, so be sure to research the stats whenever you go freestyle with a recipe.

That said, this bowl would be delicious with spinach, asparagus, or zucchini. You could add a few handfuls of kale or another leafy green. If you have leftover broccoli or cauliflower, you can toss them in this dish too. Diced or sundried tomatoes would be yummy, and mushrooms would be right at home.

Can I Swap the Sausage? What About the Cheese?

Swap the sausage or omit it entirely for a vegetarian version. You could try turkey sausage if you prefer lighter meat. You could also opt for a spicy sausage like chorizo to give this dish a kick. Italian sausage is always a nice choice, and breakfast sausage is the obvious answer.

As for the cheese, feel free to use any cheese you like. We went with classic cheddar in this breakfast bowl, but you could enjoy pepper jack, Swiss, mozzarella, or any other cheese you prefer. Gouda might be a nice option as well.

Breakfast Bowl with It’s Skinny

Are you ready to enjoy an updated classic breakfast? This breakfast bowl has all your favorite flavors with filling low-carb It’s Skinny Rice Shaped Pasta. Perfect for keto dieters, carb-watchers, and anyone trying to get a healthier start to their day.


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  • Rice Shape | It's Skinny
  • 1 package It's Skinny rice
  • 3 eggs
  • ~1 cup scallions, chopped (about 3 stalks)
  • 1/2 lb. ground sausage
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ~1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 shallot, sliced



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