Recipes: Hot Breakfast Rice

This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It is especially soothing in the winter months when you need a little more warmth and heat to keep you going. It’s spicy and just a little sweet – and a good chance to try out some cinnamon. This is a very forgiving recipe that can be adapted and changed to your tastes.

Breakfast Rice
Serves 1

3/4  cup cooked brown rice
3-4  tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1-2  teaspoons ghee (clarified butter)
1-2  teaspoons raw honey
dash of sea salt


Combine rice, water, and spices in a small saucepan over the stove on medium high heat, stirring occasionally or in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.  When heated thoroughly, remove from heat and place in serving bowl. Add ghee, honey and salt as desired. Eat and enjoy.


  • Try different grains such as buckwheat, millet, oat groats, rye, or quinoa
  • Instead of water, you can try heating will a little soy or almond milk for a more creamy flavor
  • For a savory version, omit the honey and add savory spices instead of sweet ones – try cayenne pepper, oregano, cumin or sage.
  • For a lower-fat version, reduce or omit the ghee

2 responses to “Recipes: Hot Breakfast Rice

  1. The kids and I are going to try this in the morning.
    Sounds yummy!

  2. Cool. Hope you enjoy it!

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