Rice is one of my  weekly “go to” staple items.  Whenever my rice cooker steams, you can bet I’ve doubled the amount needed for my recipe, with the sole purpose of having extra rice to freeze for later meals. Typically, I use it to throw in stir fries or casseroles, but lately, I have been enjoying a hot breakfast in the morning with left over rice.

Does it sound odd? It shouldn’t. I grew up on oatmeal and Cream of Wheat, so why not this?

Easy Homemade “Cream of Rice” Recipe.

In literally one minute, I can whip up a healthy, frugal,  and filling breakfast, by adding milk/cream, raisins (optional), cinnamon and sugar to my leftover rice. Warm over the stove and serve.

Depending on how healthy and/or or fat free one desires to keep this breakfast, you can choose honey and skim milk, as opposed to sugar and cream. Add fruit for a yummy change, just like with my Simple Oatmeal recipe.

cream of rice

Easy Homemade Rice Pudding

To create a sweet easy homemade rice pudding type of dessert, add equal parts milk and rice ( 3 cups each), then add 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk. The sweetened condensed milk replaces the sugar in the above cream of rice , but still add cinnamon to taste. To make it extra special, replace the white milk with chocolate milk for a chocolate rice pudding recipe, and your family will be asking for it every day.

(Now to be completely honest, my family would LOVE the chocolate rice pudding, but my husband and one son do not think I should serve rice for breakfast. The other kids love it, but I serve it once he leaves for the office. :))