Friday, July 22, 2011

Provident Living Spotlight- What To Do With Left-Over Rice

Rice and Raisins
You are all in for a treat. 

I am about to share the yummiest breakfast recipe in the whole world. It is warm, chewy and sweet. Total comfort food. And it is super fast to make.

My mom would make this for us whenever she had too much left-over rice. 

I make too much left-over rice just so I can make this the next day. 

If you have ever had rice pudding, it is like that, only for breakfast. Who wouldn't love dessert for breakfast? Yum! I can't wait.

Grab your left over rice. 4-5 cups is best. It is just right for the amount of evaporated milk you get in 1 can but you can make it with any amount by just decreasing the milk. I had 5 cups so that is what I used. Dump it in a stock pot or large sauce pan.

Turn your stove on medium-low. Open a can of evaporated milk and dump it over your rice. You can use regular milk here if you want but the evaporated milk justs adds better flavor and creaminess.


Stir your rice and milk mixture. The rice will start absorbing the milk. You just want to heat everything through, nothing needs to cook. As you can see there isn't a lot of standing liquid. You want the rice to get thick. Like the consistency of porridge. 

Next, add some brown sugar. I use dark brown, the flavor is better. Scoop about 1 Tbls per cup of rice. If you want it sweeter you can always add more to taste. Remember that the raisins will add some sweetness too so you won't want to add too much. Stir. The rice should start looking a little golden. 

Add 1/2 tsp-1 tsp cinnamon. I usually end up right around 3/4tsp. Stir.

Now you can either add 1/3-1/2 cup of raisins to the mixture and heat through. Or if you have picky eaters you can have each person sprinkle however many they want on top of their own serving. Or none. I like to have about 1 raisin per bite. That way you have all the textures and flavors together. 

This is a great way to use the raisins that are left at the bottom of a bag. You know the ones that are a little dried out and no longer look appealing.

K, are you drooling yet?

 Just pour a little regular milk over everything, like how you would eat oatmeal, before digging in. For some reason I like the warm rice and raisins with the cold milk taste. 

Enjoy! 

If for some reason you don't devour the whole pan for breakfast and you happen to have left-overs, it is great straight out of the fridge too.

If you were living exclusively off your food storage can you imagine how tired you would be of oatmeal? This would be a nice little treat for everyone just to change things up a little. Plus, rice is a lot easier for little bodies to digest than most grains.

2 comments:

  1. Yum! Can't wait to try this. Can you do this with brown rice?

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  2. Hi Kelly-
    Yeah you can use brown rice. I've done it before, it just a little chewier and more dense. Let me know what you think of it.

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