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You woke up late! You ran out of cereal! Pancakes will take to long! Must eat breakfast!


This is my favorite "I have no good breakfast foods" dish when i have left over rice (Which is always). It's so quick and easy to make and very delicious!

Step 1: Ingredients

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The ingredient list is very flexible but here is what i used:

1 cup of cooked brown rice
1/2 cup of water or soy milk (or milk)
1 tbs of butter or margarine
1-2 tbs of powered sweetener.

Step 2: Heat the Rice

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First in a saucepan you want to heat the rice up with margarine and soy milk (or water), until it's hot and most of the liquid boils off.

Step 3: Add Sweetener

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Next you want to add your sweetener and stir it up. I used brown sugar. Once the sugar is integrated, turn off the heat and serve!

Step 4: Serve and Eat

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Next step is to throw it in a bowl and eat it! Then rush out the door because your bart train leaves in 5 minutes!

Variations on this could include dried fruit, fresh fruit or different kinds of grains.

Please show off your quick breakfasts!
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TheKidCook1 year ago

I used white rice and almond milk plus some brown sugar. I used a little to much almond milk so it was like oatmeal or something!

punisher1862 years ago
I also like to throw in an orange peel, just be sure to take it out before serving!
Haus Page2 years ago
Great instructable.
Deliquium3 years ago
Oh, silly me. You also used brown sugar. Whoops. Never mind!
Deliquium3 years ago
Hey! I'd love to make this, and was wondering if it would still turn out nicely if I were to substitute the powdered sweetener with brown sugar, and add a teaspoon of cinnamon. What do you think? Let me know. :)
Pamie-Sky3 years ago
This looks tastey!
georion3 years ago
me dont like--gotta cook rice PRIOR and keep how long ????????????
i have a terrible habit of skipping breakfast, Sunday tomorrow, got more time, I'm going to make this..mmm..

hey, when i make porridge (oatmeal?) i just add white sugar and finely chopped crasins (dried sweetened cranberries) another quick zap in the microwave so the berries are juicy.mmmm

so, rice, sugar and cranberries 4 breakfast tommorow

yanksguy3 years ago
Maple syrup instead of brown or white sugar, raisins = YUM!

I added too much milk so added, as mojobo1 suggested, some rice crispies. Worked great!

Next I'm going to try the cinnamon creamer my wife uses for her coffee. Just a splash though, as that stuff is super sweet.
jsharpe33 years ago
Now I am going to intentionally make rice at night just to make this. it looks and sounds sooo yummy. FIts that sweet tooth craving.
iac5 years ago
It's only '5 minutes fast' if you already have cooked rice on hand !
yanksguy iac3 years ago
I always have rice left over. Now I'm intentionally going to have rice left over.
dulciquilt iac4 years ago
If you keep instant rice on hand it cooks in 3-5 min in microwave depending on power of unit.
frenzy (author)  iac5 years ago
That's part of the point of this instructable. I know a lot of people who have cooked rice on hand from left overs to making a pot of brown rice at the beginning of the week to sustain themselves.
Ogredude4 years ago
Totally yummy with raisins in it, too. We used to eat this a lot growing up.
Rice pudding with raisins ROCKS! B-fast tomorrow.
joesmi4 years ago
Ewww, I don't like the image. It's looks like maggots. Nice recipe though.
maggots, mmmmm
I thought I was the only one...
i think i just found my new morning meal :)
Babyshoes4 years ago
Just a note on leftover rice - make sure it cools down quickly if you are planning on keeping it for later. A quick rinse with cold water should do the job. Don't put hot or very warm foods in the fridge as it raises the temperature inside the fridge which can cause spoilage of other foods.

Rice can contain a microbe which makes toxins at warm but not hot temperatures. These toxins aren't removed by heating, and can be lethal in large amounts - but tend to cause sickness in smaller quantities.

Otherwise, good instructable. I sometimes use a similar method to make rice pudding!
maltesergr84 years ago
Looks yummy... Thanks for recipe!!

Might be extra good with a bit of milk poured over the top, like you would hot cereal ~ Cream of Wheat.
I couldn't upload photos until recently - but I made this a while back and it was delicious. :D Great idea!
i tried this with chocolate milk once. it was...different :)
great 'ible, anyway!
critter-14 years ago
this reminds me of my childhood.
hahns4 years ago
"1-2 tbs of powered sweetener."
Oh yeahhh, I do like me some powered sweetners! :D
Davey0134 years ago
Aactually looks really good. I'll try it.
Packmule4 years ago
We did the same thing when we were kids. Take the leftover rice my mom would cook and put butter, cinnamon, pinch of salt and a bit of milk. Yum!!!
Kialei4 years ago
When roasting some vegetables add a small pan of diced apples with crushed walnuts or pears/peaches with crushed almonds. Roast until tender soft and let cool in the fridge overnight. Add these to the rice and voila! Instant super yummy breakfast! Need a little more protein, add some cottage cheese if your diet allows. I can see doing this with quinoa too! Thanks for sharing this DIY.
All I had was honey instead of brown sugar and it tastes EXCELLENT! Thanks for the ible.
And then I tried it with brown sugar and the flavor EXPLODED IN MY MOUTH. A+++++ WOULD DO BUSINESS WITH AGAIN.
Vonna5135 years ago
My Aunt use to fix us rice with canned pineapple and brown sugar. Thx for reminding me.
Growing up, whenever we had lftover rice, our favorite breakfast was very simple: rice, milk, sugar, and cinnamon. I lkie it cold best.
icebird5 years ago
One of our favorite foods as kids was rice with butter and brown sugar, definitely a classic. We also made a cheese sauce (white sauce + velveeta + cheddar + worch.) to go with the plain rice.
bigfangirl5 years ago
this looks delicious :D I want to try it now XD hey, does this work with white rice? (i almost always have extra of that laying around)
frenzy (author)  bigfangirl5 years ago

of course, any grain will work!
Mikedood5 years ago
What I usually do in this situation is just put the pre-steamed white rice from an earlier dinner in a bowl with milk and brown sugar... But I can't wait to try this!
armourkris5 years ago
I made pretty much this exactly for breakfast the other day. went to make some oatmeal and found out i was out of oats, but i had plenty of rice. a handfull of raisins, some dates, a bit of brown sugar and some spices later it was delicious.
EmmettO5 years ago
Hey, it's Gluten Free +1 points for you!
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