Quick Hot Rice Cereal

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Here’s a great spin on a hot breakfast cereal that breaks free from oatmeal.  I have nothing against oatmeal, it’s high in fiber and makes for a sustaining breakfast option.  You can dress it up and dress it down.  People love their oatmeal.

However, like any grain, it is important to switch it up.  Eating the same grain, a number of days in a row, for weeks or months on end, may cause your body to become irritated by it.

I thought this recipe would be timely.  It’s an excellent gluten and dairy free alternative to oatmeal.  It offers up the same warm, comforting and nourishing type of breakfast.  In addition, it has those great fall flavours of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Bring some variety into your breakfast options and give this one a try!

Quick Hot Rice Cereal

1 cup of cooked brown rice (cooked in advance… I prepare a few servings worth so I can use it in a few different ways)

2 cups of almond milk + a little more if needed (try making your own…fresh!)

1 handful raisins (give or take if you like ’em)

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

1-2 tbsp maple syrup or honey

2 tbsp hemp seeds

Directions: Simmer cooked rice, almond milk, raisins, chia seed, cinnamon and nutmeg for a 3-4 minutes on low in a small saucepan.  Remove and place in bowl.  Stir in a little more milk based on desired consistency.  Drizzle with maple syrup or honey to taste.  Stir in hemp seeds.  Done.  Enjoy it at home or take it to go! 🙂

Dress It Up: Put some twists on this recipe by adding or stirring in fresh fruit like banana slices.  Or simmer apple, pear or peach cubes in with the rice and almond milk mixture. Or fold in walnuts, pecans, dates, or other dried fruit, nuts or seeds.  The options are endless!  Give these a try and your taste buds will thank you!

 

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