My grandmother fed us this when we were sick. I am not sure the origin of this tradition, but our family is known for it. I once posted this on Facebook and a childhood friend commented, "That is such a Simon thing!"
Basically, this is egg fried rice without the Asian flavors. I don't know why it tastes so good when you're sick. Perhaps the simplicity of the ingredients ~ butter, rice, egg, salt, pepper....comfort in a bowl.
|"Fry" some leftover rice in a pat of butter|
|make a well in center, add more butter, one egg, & salt/pepper|
|scramble, let cook until almost set, then mix with rice, stir & cook till done|
|finish with one more pat of butter|