Not so long ago when I was a little girl (okay, so maybe it was sort of a long time ago…) my parents (my memories tell me mostly my dad) used to make us breakfast rice in the morning.
This along with randomly shaped pancakes are my best memories of breakfast as a small child.
As most of you following this blog may recall, my family always has leftover rice. So what better way to use some leftover rice than to make an extremely kid-friendly meal…breakfast rice.
This is an easy one, let’s get started.
1 cup of cooked rice
1 tbsp sugar
1 tea vanilla extract
1/4 tea cinnamon
Extras: 1 lemon zested, chocolate chips, blueberries…etc.
3/4 cup milk (I use 2%)
Add milk and rice to pot and put on medium heat. As rice starts to warm, add all ingredients except for the ‘extras’. Stir rice every minute or so until rice and milk are completely heated. I had Z standing on a step stool next to me so she could stir and supervise adding all of the ingredients. She was also the official ‘taste tester’! Great job for a kid!
Turn off heat and serve with your chosen extras.
Today I served Zara breakfast rice with blueberries and strawberries with a little bit of pink sugar on top.
We had the rice with blueberries and a grinding of Trader Joe’s ‘Sugar, Chocolate & Coffee Bean’
It’s fabulous, it’s delicious, it’s EASY (and obviously cheap!)
Give it a try and let me know what extras YOU like best!