Milk-free, egg-free Sweet Rice

 

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This might be, by far, The. Easiest. Recipe. Ever.  Seriously! I can honestly say there is NO measuring involved.  Just sort of mix everything together to your liking.  I didn’t really grow up on Sweet Rice.  I know some people did, as a breakfast staple.  I actually only had it like once or twice in my entire life-prepared by a friend’s mother.  But, one recent Saturday morning, I decided “why not change up breakfast a bit?”  So, I decided to try my hand at Sweet Rice, and it was actually delicious!!!  My husband who is a Cream of Wheat fanatic (I prefer grits myself) even loved it!   All the recipes I googled called for condensed milk, or whole milk, or cream.  So, I decided it probably would taste just as good using only Almond Milk.  We use the unsweetened original in our house.  But, I’m sure if you were to use the vanilla flavor, it would be awesome…and would probably eliminate the need for as much added sugar.  This is a great idea to use up leftover rice, by the way.  Feel free to add any mix-in of your choosing.  I bet dairy-free chocolate chips, or toasted almonds, would be great in this!  My poor hubby was scrounging around the pantry looking for at least a half-eaten box of raisins to add to his.  Unfortunately, we were all out of Craisins and raisins, because the men in our house raid the pantry for snacks……..Often:)

 

Milk-free, egg-free Sweet Rice-serves 2-3

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Ingredients:

  • cooked white rice ( I used 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice)
  • Almond milk (we use unsweetened original, but any safe milk would be a fine substitute-you just won’t get that slight nutty flavor)
  • white sugar (to taste)
  • vanilla (to taste)
  • cinnamon (to taste)
  • nutmeg (to taste)

 

Here we go….

 

Over a low-medium heat, mix the cooked rice with enough almond milk until it is the consistency you desire.  Now, if you like your sweet rice more soupy, add more milk.  If you like it thicker, add less.  I prefer it somewhere in between.  Remove from heat.  Then mix in your spices to taste.  I add lots of vanilla and sugar, and just a pinch of nutmeg (go easy with this spice as it can be overpowering).  I top it all off with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon.  And voila !!  Sweet Rice !  (real sweet in our house 😉

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