Oven-Poached Nest Eggs – $1.80 per serving

Oven-Poached Nest Eggs – $1.80 per serving

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This recipe shies away from my normal single dish preparation and requires a little more effort, but the end result is worth it. Use any sort of rice you choose. I personally use a whole grain mix, but what you use is up to you.

Poaching eggs has always seemed pretty intimidating to me. I stumbled upon this method a couple of years ago and it makes the process so much easier. My oven tends to cook things faster than many recipes call for, so mind your individual oven’s preferences when you’re poaching the eggs. The water at the bottom of the pan will rise to the top, so don’t mistake it for undercooked whites. For this particular batch, I left mine in the oven for about 13 minutes because I got tied up with the kids, and the yolks were (sadly) pretty firm. 10-11 minutes is a pretty safe bet if you like your yolks to be runny.

  • Cost:
    • 4 eggs: $.20
    • Onion: $.41
    • Tomatoes: from garden
    • Peppers: from garden
    • Mushrooms: $1.00
    • Chorizo: $.62
    • Rice: $.37
    • Avocado: $.99
      • Total: $3.59 for 2 servings, or $1.80 per serving
Bird's nest poached eggs

Oven-Poached Nest Eggs

A beautiful, slightly spicy dish with a variety of flavors.

Servings 2
Author Leslie


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 bell pepper any color
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 5 oz chorizo
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • pinch shredded cheese
  • 1 avocado (optional)


Preheat oven to 350.

  1. Prepared 1 cup of uncooked rice according to packaging. Put aside.

Preparing stir fry center

  1. In a large skillet, brown chorizo.

  2. Leave cooked chorizo and oils in pan. Chop onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes into small 1/2 pieces, and julienne peppers. Add vegetables to skillet and cook to desired level of softness.

Oven poaching eggs

  1. Oven should be preheated to 350.

  2. In a muffin tin or tart pans, add 1 tbsp of water to each cup, then crack 1 egg into each cup.

  3. Bake in oven for 10-11 minutes for runny eggs, or 13-14 minutes for eggs that are more firm.

  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Scoop eggs out with a slotted spoon.

Assembling nest

  1. Use your hands to place rice in a ring around the exterior of plates.

  2. Use a large spoon or spatula to place stir fry into the center of the rice.

  3. Top with poached eggs. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.

  4. (optional) Top with sliced avocado.


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