What’s Egg in a Box?

We’re two sisters in New York who believe that the extra rice you get with Chinese food takeout can have a new life. If you’re like us, you get far too much rice with your delivery—much more than you can eat. Being a good conservator, you save it in the fridge, but it inevitably gets stale and thrown out. We got to thinking one evening that if we only added an egg to the rice, the leftovers would become a nutritious meal for a hungry person, and Egg in a Box was born.

Our idea is simple. Next time you have an extra box of rice, throw in a hard boiled egg and drop it off wherever you’d leave leftovers (replate it) — or eat it yourself. ...


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Summer Fourteen

Hello, hi, greetings, friends! ~ we’re still here. We hope you are doing well! In the years since Egginabox started, one of the things that has changed – for the better – is that far less rice is being given with Chinese food takeout. We gradually have started to think about how to keep up with the times, since we have less rice to work with, and less need to make productive use of the rice with hard boiled eggs, condiments, and all of the other goodies that can have a new life. {Many extra condiments, however, are still going strong in many types of takeout.} We’ve decided to give Egginabox an art component, as we create artwork that reveals the same values that started ...


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How to Boil an Egg

> Put eggs in a small sauce pan.
Optional: poke eggs with a pin to allow steam to release.
> Cover with water and heat water.
> Let water boil and then turn down to a simmer.
> Keep eggs in simmering water for 7-9 minutes.
> Run cool water over eggs and let sit for 3 minutes.
> Store for up to one month in the fridge.

New Cookbook Alert

What’s your take on the newest cookbooks devoted to eggs?  There’s How to Boil an Egg by Rose Carrarini and Egg by Michael Ruhlman, to give you two. Aren’t hard boiled eggs so satisfying on their own, too?

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