Hot Rice Cereal

This is an all-time favorite breakfast.  It’s so great as the weather starts getting cool.   Everyone who tries this wants the recipe, so here it is.  It’s easy to fix and takes no time at all (if your rice is precooked).


2 cup portion

4 cup portion

Precooked short grain brown rice

1 cup

2 cups


3/4 cup

1 1/2 cups

Date pieces

1/3 cup

3/4 cup

Shredded coconut

2 tbsp

1/4 cup


1/16 tsp

1/2 tsp


1/8 tsp

1/4 tsp


2 tbsp

1/4 cup


2 tsp

4 tsp

Almonds (roasted, halved)

1/3 cup

2/3 cup

Sunflower seeds

2 tbsp

4 tbsp


It’s best to cook the brown rice the night before and let it cool. I use short grain brown rice and cook it 3 parts water to 1 part rice. Bring the water to a boil and add the rice, bring back to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to very low and let cook for another 2-3 hours. Occasionally make sure that there’s enough water so that the rice doesn’t stick.   I know this sounds long, but you can put it on while you’re cooking dinner the night before and cool it and put in the fridge before you go to bed.  It’s worth the time, because it comes out very soft and creamy.

Combine cooked rice, date pieces, coconut, milk, nutmeg and cinnamon in a saucepan on low heat. Stir occasionally to avoid burning on the bottom. Cook rice mixture for 15 minutes until creamy in texture. Add a small amount of water or milk if it gets too thick.  Add the almonds and sunnies.  Serve in a bowl.

Yum yum!!