Tuesday, November 4, 2008

An Election Day Breakfast

Anticipating longer lines at Town Hall for this exciting Election Day, Dan and I needed a sustaining and warm breakfast. I have had a box of Arrowhead Mills Rise and Shine Hot Cereal in the pantry for a few weeks now and decided to crack it open for a test run in the Crispy kitchen. It is made of brown rice grits so there's a nice bit of fiber and a warm belly full of hot cereal sounded like it would get us energized for all that lever pulling.

I was immediately tempted by the Rice Pudding recipe on the back of the box, and with the addition of some raisins and maple syrup, this did indeed provide an excellent start to our day. I am reprinting the recipe below with my minor adaptations, as I couldn't find it on the Arrowhead Mills website, which does have a lot of other delicious gluten-free recipes on it that I will have to explore further.

Rice Pudding with Raisins

1 cup Arrowhead Rise and Shine cereal (brown rice grits)
1/4 tsp. salt
2-1/2 cups milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup maple syrup
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup raisins

Spray 1 quart baking dish with cooking spray or grease lightly with shortening or butter.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix cereal and salt in saucepan. Add milk and stir. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then lower heat and simmer until thickened, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Gradually stir in beaten eggs, then maple syrup, vanilla and raisins. Pour into prepared baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. We ate it warm with more maple syrup drizzled over, so it was sort of like an Indian Pudding.

Don't forget to vote today!


Lisa said...

Thank you for this recipe! It sounds delish! I have a box in my pantry. I usually just have it made with water in the microwave for breakfast. I'll have to try this...it sounds much more tasty!

Dee said...

Hi Rachel, we just heard that Obama won. It's pretty exciting news, even all the way in the far east. I do remember the event. It's just that I've been having a really rough time with family. I have the book, so let's hope I make it.

Cheryl Harris said...

looks very tasty!

Arlene Delloro said...

I HAVE to have raisins in my rice pudding; Larry HATES raisins in his rice pudding. I always have to split the batch and make us both happy. Your recipe sounds delish! BTW, I have plenty of good reading material as soon as I finish my latest quilting project. Love your bookstore.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Oh yum! That sounds like such a perfect winter breakfast!

Anonymous said...

This looks absolutely wonderful. I've been making all my breakfasts at home and running out of easy recipes- this looks like it will be just right. :)