Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins
I hesitate to call this rice pudding because that implies a mushy consistency. I love this because the rice keeps its texture; and besides being so adaptable, it's easy to throw together any morning you have leftover grain on hand!
- 3⁄4 cup cooked brown rice (long-grain or basmati for me)
- 1⁄2 cup vanilla-flavored soymilk or 1⁄2 cup plain soymilk
- 2 -4 dates, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped almonds (or more walnuts)
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (or more almonds)
- 1 small apple, diced- granny smith are the best
- 1⁄4 cup fresh blueberries (optional) or 1⁄4 cup thawed frozen blueberries (optional)
- Firstly, note: PLEASE substitute any nuts or seeds you like for this! Personally I'm trying it today with toasted sunflower seeds. Other cooked grain will also work, of course; I have tried and liked with millet.
- The flavor of the dates is so delicious I can't imagine using anything else, but again, whatever you like :-).
- Combine rice and soymilk in a microwave-safe bowl. Nuke for 40-60 sec., depending on how hot your microwave is.
- Stir the chopped dates into the rice and microwave again, until the milk starts to bubble.
- Quickly stir in the nuts/seeds and diced apple, and COVER the whole bowl, with a plate or lid. Let sit covered for 5-8 minutes. This will allow the flavors to blend, and the apple will get slightly soft as though baked.
I loved this! It doesn't taste like brown rice at all. Even using unsweetened soy milk, this was very sweet from the fruit. I only used half an apple and this was still a lot of food. This is two breakfasts for me. Made for the Humble Soybean game.
This wasn't bad. I'm not used to eating warm cereal type foods for breakfast (like oatmeal), so it was a bit odd for me, but I did really like the taste. I made it with short grain brown rice which I think just adds to the nutty flavor. I used plain soymilk (I think flavored would definitely taste great), raisins, walnuts, and a granny smith apple. This recipe was a perfect fit for what I'm allowed to eat on my 30-day detox, and I'll likely make it again.
This was great - I can't wait to try all the different variations possible. For this try, I made it with whole milk instead of soy, and added about 1/4 tsp of vanilla. I used dates, yummy, as well as some chopped dried apricots, and used walnuts, apples, and blueberries. The best thing was the fruit gave enough sweetness that there was no need for additional sugar. I just sprinkled a little cinnamon on top. Unfortunately, my kids were less than thrilled, but they're not big rice eaters anyway. Thanks!