Saturday, October 29, 2011

(Brown) Rice Pudding

I found some brown rice in my fridge the other morning and was hit with a hankering for rice pudding. I've tried it before with brown rice, though, and didn't really like the way it ended up. After a little internet research and a trial, I learned that the secret to a successful rice pudding using brown rice is to use your food processor or blender on the rice first!

I mostly followed this recipe to come up with something yummy.  The best part about my breakfast was that I had just enough left for 2 little cups for my boys to eat as an after school snack.

Brown rice pudding: 
3 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup leftover maple syrup (equal parts brown sugar, white sugar, water, maple flavoring)
1 large pat unsalted butter
many good shakes of cinnamon

Combine rice, milk, syrup, and vanilla. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, stirring often. Mix in butter and cinnamon.


Happy Kid City said...

Thanks for sharing this! I have some leftover brown rice in the fridge from last night's dinner and I didn't know what to do with it. Now I do :)

Jill @ Junky Vagabond said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the recipe!