What is the first thing that comes to mind when you have a ton of leftover rice? I could bet that it probably wouldn’t be breakfast. Today I present a super simple breakfast using leftover rice. I can’t take credit for this though. German Sweet Rice is something I learned from my mother and she learned of it from her Grandmother. I’m not certain if this is an actual German dish but I do know that my Great-Grandmother was German. It sure would have been nice to know her. She passed away right before I was born. My mom talks about her every now and then and from what she tells me we have quite a bit in common.
I suppose you could make fresh rice for this if you feel like spending the time to do so. The only occasion we ate this growing up was when we had leftover rice so it became a rare treat. I wouldn’t want to ruin that by making a fresh batch. I happened to have a ton of brown rice leftover from making Isa’s Mango Fried Rice the other day. It was just begging to be made into a tasty quick breakfast. I decided to top it with a sliced banana. Berries or peaches would also be a wonderful choice.
Depending upon how hungry you are this serves 2-4
- 3 cups cooked brown or white rice
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
- 2 to 3 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Fruit for topping (optional)
- Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan, except for fruit.
- Heat on medium to medium/high for about 10 minutes or until just under boiling. Do not bring to a rolling boil.
- Taste to see if you would like for agave or cinnamon.
- Serve warm, top with fruit, and enjoy!