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.
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