Hello, my name is Cindi and I am a rice.a.holic. I love white, brown, wild, steamed, fried, Spanish, Saffron, dirty, pudding and as you will see, even leftover rice. I love it all!
When I was a kid, my dad would save any leftover rice from dinner and have it for breakfast the next morning. I couldn’t tell you what he would put on it other that milk, probably some sugar, but other than that I don’t know.
I remember thinking during those times, what an odd thing to eat. I never tried it and I don’t recall him offering to share. If he’s like me, it was HIS leftover rice and he wanted it all to himself to enjoy the next morning.
Well fast forward 50 years…now I’m the one squirreling away any left over rice, so I can have it for my breakfast the next day. Unlike my dad’s, mine is a little more fancy. Well gosh, I mean after all, we now have microwave ovens and it only takes a few minutes to whip up this warm and yummy breakfast dish.
Actually it’s so good, it almost feels like I’m eating dessert for breakfast. I’m sure this isn’t a new thing. People have probably been doing this since forever. But you really don’t see or hear of many people just “loving” this so much that they share it all over social media, let alone blog about it.
But it’s seems like it should be classified as a rustic dish…rice has been around forever right? And as you will see it’s a pretty hardy dish. Those two things qualify this as a Rustique recipe, therefore it will be from this day forward.
Now as with most of my recipes, there is no measuring so I’ll share with you what I put in this recipe, but measuring is out the window. In my kitchen it’s all about the pinch and dash, a little and some…I imagine your kitchen is like that too.
Maple Cinnamon Sweet Rice
Cold White Rice (any amount, the more the better and left over is preferred)
Butter (as much or as little as you want)
pinch of salt (optional)
Place any amount of cold white rice in a bowl, add desired amount of butter and about 1 tsp of vanilla. Place in microwave about 2 minutes, long enough for butter to melt and rice to soften. Add a desired amount of Almond Milk or any type of milk you prefer, add maple syrup again the amount is your preference, if you love sweet then dump it in, if not then drizzle, add a pinch of salt if desired, and sprinkle with cinnamon, stir and eat.
That’s it…sweet and simple, just like breakfast should be.
Want to know what other leftover food I love for breakfast? Cold Pizza is my all time fave!
What are your favorite breakfast foods?
peace. love. rust.