I cook the rice as I normally would and then add soy milk and lots of warm spices like ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and a little clove. For a touch of sweetness I add maple syrup (the real stuff -- no corn syrupy imitations please!). In keeping with my ‘fruits of summer’ theme I add a bunch of berries, peaches and bananas, some flaked almonds and dried currants. I promise that mornings won’t be the same after this!
brown rice porridge
½ cup brown rice – I use a long grain rice like basmati
soy milk – 1-2 cups
1 tsp each ground cinnamon, cardamom, ginger
¼ tsp ground clove
1 tbsp maple syrup
fresh fruits - strawberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines - anything!
dried fruits like black currants
First, place water and star anise in a pot and bring to the boil. Add rice and cook (takes approx. 25 mins). Drain and leave aside. In the same pot, add cooked rice and cover with soy milk – If you like your porridge more watery add more milk as you go along. Add spices and maple syrup and cook on a low heat so that the rice absorbs the flavour. After 10-15 minutes your rice should be thick and creamy – taste and add more milk/maple syrup as needed.
Top porridge with fruits – both fresh and dried, and nuts.
Options: you could use frozen fruit if you don’t have access to fresh berries, figs, homemade jam/preserves
You could use any other type of milk – cow, almond, rice...