Sweet Breakfast Rice

Sweet Breakfast Rice with Strawberries

Sweet Breakfast Rice with Strawberries

I was really excited when I tripped over the idea of rice for breakfast. As a westerner we really don’t see rice on the breakfast menu. However after spending some time in Asia I can tell you that it makes a great quick start to the day. On my boat rice is the primary starch and it gets used for a lot of things. When I do cook rice, I do it in big batches (2+ cups). It’s versatility makes it handy to always have some already cooked, ready and waiting in the fridge. This recipe extends that versatility, making galley life a tad easier.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of cooked rice (brown or white)
  • 1/2 cup milk (cow, soy, coconut, or whatever you like)
  • 1tsp butter
  • 1-2tsp of sugar or sweetener. (or to taste)
  • Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of diced fruit of your choice. (optional)
Extra Info:
Cook time:
  • About a minute of prep, about 5 minutes of cook time.
Yields:
  • Approximately two 4oz. servings
Notes:
  • I have never tried this recipe with skim milk, I’m not sure how it would work since it’s mostly water anyway. If that’s all you have, give it a try, but I would try to stay with at least 1%.
  • I would be careful with the amount of sugar used. This is a very rich dish and a little sugar goes a very long way!

Instructions:

  1. Heat up rice, milk, butter, and sugar in a sauce pan.
  2. Continuously stir over low heat till the rice starts to adsorb the milk, it will take on a creamy texture like tapioca or risotto. At this point it’s done remove from heat.
  3. Mix in fruit and spices.
  4. Serve as main breakfast dish or as a side.
  5. Enjoy.

Cheers,
Island Rambler

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