GENEKITCHEN - Sunny Side Up Beet Hash with Crispy Rice Cakes


  • 1 cup risotto, prepared according to package instructions
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 30 grams thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 2 medium beets, peeled and diced into small cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced into small cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups roughly sliced spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large eggs


  1. Line a square baking pan with wax paper and spray lightly with cooking spray. Prepare rice according to package directions. Spread into prepared pan, pressing in to an even square. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in rosemary and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until mushrooms are softened.
  3. Stir in beet and sweet potato, followed by balsamic vinegar. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Add spinach and sauté until bright green and slightly wilted, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Gently lift rice out of baking pan and set on cutting board. Cut into 9 even squares, then cut each square in half to form triangles. Cook 4 or 5 rice cakes in hot oil, taking care not to overcrowd the pan, and cook until crispy and just barely golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate and repeat with remaining cakes. Crisped cakes can be kept in a warm oven at 200 degrees until ready to serve.
  5. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; spray lightly with cooking spray. Add eggs and cook, either one at a time (for perfect, round eggs) or all at once in a large skillet for speedier preparation. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes for a runny egg, or flip and cook for another minute if you like your eggs over medium.
  6. To serve, divide hash among plates. Top with a fried egg and serve with crispy rice cakes.