Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Quick Hot Cereal Alternative

A few weeks ago, I posted an alternative to processed cold cereal . . . well, today I'm posting an alternative for processed hot cereals. Now, hot cereals are typically less processed than cold ones but the less processed they are the longer they typically take to cook. This hot cereal uses leftover cooked brown rice and is ready to eat in minutes. We call it:

Breakfast Rice Pudding

Place cooked brown rice in a saucepan with enough milk (dairy or nondairy) to cover the rice. Sprinkle on some cinammon and a dash of vanilla extract. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until warm. Serve with fresh or dried fruit. We also like to sprinkle on chopped nuts or seeds.

Tip: Whenever you cook grain or beans for dinner, make extra. The leftovers can be used for future dinners, lunches, and as in this recipe . . . breakfast. You can find lots of other recipes for hot and cold cereals in The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook.

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