Rice is not an ingredient I would have ever thought of making a part of my breakfast. In recent months I have been experimenting with different grains to make very delicious breakfasts. Once again I was stood at the pantry wondering what I try for my next breakfast experiment. The Jasmine rice was just staring at me so I decided to try using it as part of a yummy start to my day. I thought it would be like eating rice pudding for breakfast.
Jasmine rice is very high in calories so if you are like me and looking for a breakfast that will take you through to lunch then this is it. It is also a good source of iron, it’s high in antioxidants and may help to promote heart health. Plus it’s a great food to eat if you are pregnant as it is packed with folate acid. Folate acid helps growth and development of the baby during pregnancy. When I finally got to eat the tasty treat I was very pleased with the results and I hope you will enjoy it too.
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- Saucepan with lid
- Tablespoon (tbsp)
- Teaspoon (tsp)
- Quinoa x 90g
- Flax seed x 1 – 2 tbsp
- Pumpkin seeds x 1 tbsp
- Chia seeds x 1 tbsp
- Frozen or fresh blueberries x 1 small handful
- Frozen or fresh raspberries x 1 small handful
- Banana x 1 (optional)
- Cardamom pods x 3 – 4
- Coconut drink or coconut water x 200mls
- Water x enough to top up with
- Honey or maple syrup to your taste (optional)
- Pour the rice into the sieve and wash under the tap twice.
- Now put the quinoa into the saucepan.
- Add in the frozen or fresh blueberries and raspberries and the cardamom pods.
- When putting the cardamom pods in, you can bite them open and release the seeds.
- Personally I prefer to put them in whole and when I find them in my breakfast I prefer to remove the whole pods them.
- The whole pod gives so much more flavour but that decision I will leave up to you.
- Next pour over the coconut drink or coconut water.
- Pour in the water.
- There needs to be enough so that when you put in your middle finger into the quinoa in the pan the liquid will cover your finger up to the first crease.
- Put the lid on the saucepan and leave to soak overnight, if you have the time.
- If not or if it’s the morning, turn the hob on to a high heat.
- Bring the rice mix to an almost boiling point and then turn the heat down to a low heat.
- Leave the rice to simmer until all the water disappears.
- It should take around 15 – 20 minutes.
- At the end of the cooking process give it a stir to make sure all the water has disappeared.
- Now add in the ground flax seed, chia seed and pumpkin seeds.
- Mix in these ingredients and add honey or maple syrup to your tastes.
- Finally serve in the bowl and enjoy.
Fruity Jasmine Rice Pudding Porridge was a delicious way to enjoy rice for breakfast. Normally I’m the only one eating porridge for breakfast. On this occasion I was the only one eating this meal. My husband Howard and son Ted did ask to try this dish. Conveniently for me, I forgot. Opps, sorry Howard and Ted! Next time maybe! To make my morning a little easier I start the process of cooking the rice. I bring the rice to the boil, then I turn down the heat and leave it to simmer. While the rice is simmering I go take a shower. After I have showered and dried myself I come back downstairs and stir the rice until it is cooked. I then take the rice off the heat, go back upstairs and get dressed. For me this is the easiest way to make my breakfast without wasting too much time. Time is of the essence in the morning for us. However you decide to eat or cook this dish, as always please enjoy. Thank you xxx