Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins
An interesting and flavorful change from oatmeal. This is sort of like a healthy breakfast version of rice pudding. This can be made much easier and faster by using 2 cups cooked brown rice. You could also use soymilk/powdered soymilk for the milk/milk powder. Cook time is for cooking rice, prep time is for heating the whole mixture, although heating time will be longer if you use cold leftover rice. Recipe is credited to Julie Delaplane of Anderson, Indiana and is from the La Leche League International Cookbook "Whole Foods for the Whole Family."
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 cups water
- milk, to cover rice
- 1⁄2 cup dry milk
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg (I don't like nutmeg, so I wouldn't use but a dash, but its your choice)
- 1⁄4 cup ground nuts
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
- orange slice, to garnish (optional)
- Mix rice water and salt in a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, stir, cover and reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer 35-40 minutes or until rice is cooked.
- Add milk to cover rice.
- Stir in remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat until heated through.
- Garnish with orange slices, if desired.
OMG was this fantastic! I used rice milk and dry almond milk which resulted in a slight marzipane flavor. Instead of honey I used rice syrup, and as ladypit suggested, I put in dried cranberries. A wonderful combination - will DEFINITELY make this again!! Thanks for posting!
Made for When it's hot / When it's not.
Very yummy. And I highly recommend sweetened dried cranberries instead of the raisins as the cranberry taste and the orange taste go so well together. I loved how easy it was to make with leftover brown rice.
This is a great recipe. I was looking for something different to load good carbs before my morning workout. I used chopped almonds, chopped dates, chopped apple and flavored it with natural maple sugar, or you could use REAL maple syrup (not the flavored corn syrup variety!) I didn't quite get why she used dry milk in this - I used 2%. Nice change from cereal