My Favorite Breakfast...Rice Porridge Multiple Ways (Gluten Free + Dairy Free)

7:05 PM

While I do love eggs, my favorite breakfast is...
I am not a morning person. I try to wake up at the last possible moment. In my mind I have plenty of time to lovingly curl my hair, pick out a dream outfit that will land me on some incredible street fashion blog, and take the dog for a 30 minute spin around the neighborhood.

In reality, I am usually racing through the house, throwing on an outfit and tossing my hair in a ponytail before running the dog around the block. Breakfast is on the go and consists of whatever I can find (pretzels, cookies, or dry cereal from the box).

It seems like everyone is talking about the acai breakfast bowl (read more on The Tig), but in the mornings I am hoping for something with a lot of comfort + that is easy on my stomach. My favorite breakfast is a recipe inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good. The best part...I make it on Sunday and it lasts me till Thursday morning.

Breakfast Rice Pudding
Inspired by GP's recipe and my love for my mother's slow cooked rice pudding.

1/4 cup Arborio rice (I prefer Lundberg)
3/4 cup short grain brown rice (Again Lundberg)
4-5 cups of rice milk, coconut milk, almond milk, etc. (4 cups if you use the porridge setting on a rice cooker + 5 cups if doing it on the stove top).

Rice Cooker Method:
Add all ingredients to the rice cooker and set it on the porridge setting. Note: Depending on how thick the "milk" is that you go with you may need to add a bit more or less next time you make this.

StoveTop Method:
Add all the ingredients to a pot with a tight fitting lid. Bring it to a boil with the lid on and then reduce it to a simmer. Let is simmer about 1.5 hours until all of the liquid is gone. If you are like me you will end up setting the heat too high and it will cook in 45 minutes to an hour. Keep an eye on it too because with a higher heat, it is likely to boil over.

Finishing touches...add whatever you like (vary it by day if you want):

  • The classic - vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup, and raisins
  • The chai - caradmom, cinnamon, a smidge of clove
  • The savory - olive oil, nuts/seeds, and dried cranberries (a bit of tartness)
  • The PB+J - nut butter (your choice) and jelly
  • The everything - vanilla extract, cinnamon, raisins, additional dried fruits, nuts, toasted coconut, maple syrup
  • The candybar - vanilla extract, toasted coconut, chocolate chips

Admittedly I toss this in a glass mug with a spoon and eat spoonfuls at stop lights on the drive to work, but it gives me a great protein filled start to the day!

Another breakfast (or even post work snack) I want to try next that fits my comfort food + easy on the tummy criteria is Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP recipe for boiled egg and nut butter toast.

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