When I was a girl we had Rice and Milk for supper, not breakfast. It was warm, and sweet and we felt like we were getting a real treat when we found this at the supper table. My Granny tells stories of how this was like dessert when she was a girl in the 1920’s and 1930’s. She didn’t have it for breakfast either. It was always a supper dish. My sister and I usually had ours with raisins, but my Granny preferred hers with whatever fruit was in season, or home canned applesauce. She would put apple butter in it when I was small. I didn’t like it that way in the 1970’s, but I do now. Back then, I thought my grandmother was terribly old fashioned for putting apple butter in her rice. Instead I longed for Fruity Pebbles and Lucky Charms. Now I would take a bowl of rice cereal over that other stuff any day of the week.
If you’ve never had hot rice cereal you’re in for a treat. Any type of leftover rice works for this recipe, but I think it’s especially good with brown rice.
Hot Rice Cereal For 1
- 1 cup leftover cooked rice
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- 1 teaspoon dairy-free margarine
- 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon sugar
- Dash Salt
- Dash Cinnamon
- small handful of raisins, optional
In a small saucepan combine the rice, soymilk,margarine, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add the raisins too, if you are using them. Stir the mixture over medium heat until it is heated through and the margarine is melted. Serve immediately, while it’s hot and steaming. Makes 1 serving.
Assuming 1 serving; prepared with 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon of raisins.
Per Serving: 358 Calories; 7g Fat (16.8% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 66g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 197mg Sodium.
Calories By Percentage: 17% Fat; 73% Carbohydrate; 10% Protein.
Exchanges: 3-1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
Hot Rice Cereal for 4 or 6
- 4 cups leftover cooked rice
- 2 cups soymilk
- 1 to 2 tablespoons dairy-free margarine
- 1 to 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup raisins, optional
Combine everything in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until hot and steaming. If your rice is clumpy, break it up with a fork as it heats. Serve in bowls.
TIPS: The rice and raisins will absorb some of the milk as the cereal heats. If you like, you can pour on a little cold milk to thin it out some. This high protein recipe is a great use for leftover rice. It can be eaten for breakfast, supper or a snack.