Leftover Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding Recipe
Leftover brown rice is the best way to eat this pudding! Here’s my Leftover Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding Recipe.
If you want to use more whole grains beyond whole wheat, there are so many others! There are so many other delicious whole grains with different nutrients that can be of benefit to our family. One easy to prepare whole grain is brown rice. While rice is common on most dinner tables, it’s also great for breakfast. Rice is also great because
- it stores well,
- few kids have sensitivity to it,
- it’s super cheap, and
- it makes great leftovers!
If there are ever ways to re-purpose leftovers, I will use them!
So, here it is:
- Take 2 cups cooked brown rice, reheated.
- In a blender, blend up
- 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk (or low fat milk with 1 tsp. vanilla extract)
- 1/2 cup berries (strawberries)
- 1 tsp. honey or agave
- Mix the milk and berries with your warmed up brown rice.
- Let sit for 5 minutes to absorb
- Top with extra berries or other fruit.
- Makes 4, 1/2 cup servings.
Although it sounds unconventional, it’s really not much different than if you were eating soaked wheat berries, or even some whole oat groats.
Have you made the switch to brown rice yet? You should! Here is why:
- Brown rice has 349% more fiber than white rice
- 203% more Vitamin E,
- 185% more Vitamin B6,
- 219% more magnesium,
- 19% more protein.
Instant brown rice is just as good as long cooking rice. You can cook brown rice ahead of time and put bags of it in your freezer. Defrost on a busy day and warm it up. It doesn’t have to take lot’s of time.
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I love the nutty flavor of brown rice! Haven’t thought of it for breakfast… thanks!
Love this idea for rice pudding, so healthy too 🙂
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Yes, brown rice is very healthy. This looks like a good recipe to use it for breakfast. Thanks for sharing. The picture looks inviting!
I still haven’t learned that I should read your blog at night. It always makes me hungry!
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Just curious what you think of Jasmine rice. Several people lately have told me they don’t eat rice but Jasmine. Is it better for you than white rice?
Mary… sorry. I’m just going through my inbox…. nutrient data for both is almost identical. The only difference is Jasmine rice is stickier than white rice. So, if you like your rice sticky (which I do) Jasmine rice is a good choice. It is not healthier for you though, as far as I know.
This is a great recipe, I can’t wait to try it tomorrow morning!
This sounds really good, and I prefer brown rice to white taste wise anyway. My family used to eat brown rice several times a week until I read that kids should not have more than 1-2 servings per week and adults should not have more than 2-3 due to the arsenic contained in it. We’ve since opted for barley as an alternative, and I wonder if this would work with that?
It should Valerie!
Alyx here is a summary of the risk levels http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/01/how-much-arsenic-is-in-your-rice/index.htm
Can this be made the night before and kept in the fridge?
Sure Heidi, It would be a lot like overnight oats!
sounds so tasty! I’m wondering if anyone has tried this with leftover quinoa…