From the Famous Brand Name Recipes cookbook 'WHOLE-GRAIN COOKING,' this recipe is a nice change from the puddings made with white rice! [NOTE: If you use any butter when cooking the rice, DO NOT add another tablespoon of it as per this recipe.]
- In medium saucepan, combine rice, milk, syrup [& raisins, if including them], & bring to boil.
- Reduce heat & simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat & stir in butter & cinnamon.
- If desired, garnish with additional cinnamon.
This is a pretty good recipe, simple and the kids like it. For me it was WAAAAY too sweet. I had to add more rice and milk after starting this batch with the recommended half cup of maple syrup. In the end I made a double recipe without adding more syrup and that was better. I also used far less raisins than the recipe calls for. I guess it depends on how much you like raisins. My other tweak to this one was I used salted butter and added about a tsp of salt. It was too bland without it.
I had a small container of brown rice from Chinese take-out that measured two cups. Used 1/4 cup of Sugar in the Raw as the sweetening agent, one small "lunchbox" size box of organic dark raisins, non-fat Lactaid milk, and added some vanilla extract. Cooked for 15 minutes and stirred frequently, as suggested, which took care of the film that developed across the top of the mixture. Forgot to add the butter and cinnamon and ate half of it still very warm instead of dinner. Very good. I'll add cinnamon to the rest and find that butter is totally unnecessary. It really is creamy!
Awesome recipe with a few changes! I only used a little less than 1/4 cup maple syrup and tossed in about a 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar. I upped the spices to my liking because it was a little bland. Because it was already so creamy, I only put in a teaspoon of butter. I also added a cup of chopped dates along with the raisins (I only put in a 1/2 cup of raisins.) It came out delish. Side note: long grain brown rice actually has a lot of valuable nutrients and protein, so if you cut back on the sugar and butter, this is a pretty healthy breakfast option. (On occasion;)