Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge Recipe -
Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge Recipe
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Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

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"Use up that leftover brown rice and try something new for breakfast. Experiment with it to make it your own, you can try using any mixture of dried fruit instead of the blueberries."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Combine the cooked brown rice, milk, blueberries, cinnamon, and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Beat the egg in a small bowl. Temper the egg by whisking in some of the hot rice, a tablespoon at a time until you have incorporated about 6 tablespoons. Stir the egg into the rice along with the vanilla and butter, and continue cooking over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to thicken.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 29, 2007

This recipe is wonderful, hearty, healthy and satisfying.I've adapted it to make my own version of "instant porridge". I cook up a large batch of brown rice in the microwave (30 minutes on high). I divide the cooked rice into individual servings (2/3 cup rice in each plastic bag). I add 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and a handful of raisins to each and then freeze. At breakfast, remove from bag, put in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup milk, 2 Tablespoons of egg substitute (like egg beaters) and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Microwave for one and a half minutes. Stir and serve. Instant, healthy and yummy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2011

I made this to use up some dried blueberries. I have oatmeal almost every day of the week, and I am a huge fan of rice pudding, so I really thought that I would like this recipe. It's just missing something. Even with the cinnamon, it was kind of bland. I would have preferred brown sugar over the honey and raisins over the blueberries. It's edible, and I did eat it, but I'm not giving up my oatmeal.

Feb 26, 2007

I like breakfast comfort foods and was pretty happy with this recipe. Skipped the egg and thought it came out fine. Tried subbing chopped apple and raisins the first time and used fresh blueberries and almonds the second time I made it. Liked the tartness of the blueberries better.

Apr 03, 2007

Fabulous! This kind of reminded me of a cross between oatmeal and rice pudding. It's quick, easy, healthy, and if you have the brown rice, you'll most likely have the other main ingredients on hand. I did not have blueberries, so instead I chopped up some walnuts & threw them in. I put in maybe 3 dashes of cinnamon and doubled the honey. Depending on what you add in, you may want to adjust the sweetness. My family really loved this. Some of us added in fresh strawberries too. I added in the egg, but it was creamy enough even before I added the egg. I think it would be great both w/ or w/o the egg. I've posted a photo of this...

Feb 15, 2011

I really wanted to skip the egg. I love eggs but it seemed weird. I did it with the egg and it was fantastic. Don't skip the egg you will be missing out.

Sep 10, 2007

This tremendously SIMPLE recipe was a real and true "find" for me. I don't like Oatmeal but I do enjoy some of the other hot breakfast cereals (e.g., farina, cream of rice, cream of wheat, etc.). At the same time, it just never occurred to me (after 35+ years of cooking for a family of 5!!!!) to use my own rice (or last night's leftovers, even) in order to "present" a nourishing breakfast. This recipe is GREAT !!! You start with the rice and then add whatever else you (and/or your family members) enjoy (for instance, banana, strawberries perhaps even grapes or raisins instead of blueberries; dried apricots, peaches or prunes are also considerations, also). IMHO, the VANILLA and CINNAMON are "MUSTS". As is the BUTTER. But, after that, just "fly" (molasses, white or brown sugar, maple -- or any other flavor -- syrup rather than honey; homogenized milk, heavy or light cream, half-and-half etc. rather than 2%, etc. etc. etc.). My family members are Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice drinkers, so that's what I've been using as our "side". But orange, apple, grape, prune juice, etc. or any one of the available "blends" would be appropriate, too; as would be a glass of milk. Thank you, thank you, thank you, cherry007, for your contribution. My family is eating BREAKFAST again!

Apr 20, 2008

Defenitely Five Stars!! Was looking for a wheat alternative during a detox and came across this! Although no allergies to wheat, this has become an absolute staple for breakfast. Will be making this for guests. The only change I made was using almond rice milk. I even skipped the honey and it was fabulous, although I'm sure it's even better with it! Absolutly delicious, so glad I found this!

Mar 20, 2007

This is yummy, healthy, easy to make and open to variations/substitutions. I made this with some brown rice I had leftover from the chinese restaurant. The first time I used low sugar pancake syrup (it's what I had), frozen mixed berries instead of dried fruit and omitted the spices and vanilla because I had none. The second time I used regular sugar, lots of cinnamon, a little nutmeg and 1/4 c dried pineapple. I skipped the egg and added salt both times. I love this recipe and will be making it for breakfast every day until I run out of rice and every time thereafter that I have brown rice. A quick note: There is a big difference in taste between using sweet fruits and tart fruits, so you may have to adjust the amount of sugar you put in depending on what fruit you use. The pineapple might have actually been okay without any sugar but I had to add a lot of syrup to the porridge with the 1 cup of frozen berries.


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  • Calories
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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