Recipe for Country Rice Cereal

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I like to make this Country Rice Cereal with Blueberries when I have some leftover rice. It’s so creamy and delicious, lightly scented with cinnamon and loaded with fresh blueberries.

Serving Country Rice Cereal with Honey

(Post modified on 11/15/23.)

I love to make this simple dish when I have extra rice leftover from dinner. Three cups will serve 4-6, so even if you have 1 1/2 cups of rice, you have plenty to make for your hubby and yourself. Which I often do!

I will often make extra rice at dinnertime, just so I have enough to spare for this recipe. 

Drizzle this cereal with a little honey or stir in a few tablespoons of brown sugar, and this easy breakfast turns into an evening snack or dessert. So yummy! 

 

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Ingredients for Country Rice Cereal

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • cooked white rice
  • half and half cream
  • butter
  • ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt
  • fresh blueberries

 

A Few Notes about Ingredients

What Kind of Rice Should I Use?

I like to use white rice for this recipe, which could be long-grain or another variety. Recently, I’ve been cooking with Jasmine Rice that I purchased at our regional Aldi Grocery Store. It smells divine and is so yummy. I highly recommend trying it.

Although you could use freshly cooked rice, I think this recipe works especially well when the rice has cooled in the refrigerator. In other words, I like to use leftover rice when I can.

 

Milk, Cream, or Half and Half?

When I first made this recipe I used whole milk, but I’ve recently started using half and half cream, which I really like. Much better. It thickens much easier and makes this warm cereal so very creamy and delicious.

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients Needed to Make this Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Using a colander, rinse and drain the fresh blueberries.

In a medium saucepan, combine the cooked white rice, half and half cream, butter, ground cinnamon, and kosher salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

If you’d like to turn this recipe into rice pudding, simply add 1/4 – 1/3 cup of brown sugar at this time, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract for good measure. 

Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes until thickened.

Adding Fresh Blueberries to the Cereal

Remove from heat. Add the fresh blueberries and gently stir to combine.

An alternative to fresh blueberries, is to add 1/2 cup or more of raisins. My husband loves when I do this, as raisins are one of his favorite add-ins. The more the better.

To serve, top with honey or brown sugar and milk. Makes 4-6 servings.

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Recipe for Country Rice Cereal

Country Rice Cereal with Blueberries

Here's a recipe I like to make when I have some leftover rice. So creamy and delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Serving Size 6

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Ingredients 

  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 cups Half and Half Cream
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup blueberries (rinsed and drained)

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Blueberries

  • Using a colander, rinse and drain the fresh blueberries.

Make the Rice Cereal

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the cooked white rice, half and half cream, butter, ground cinnamon, and kosher salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the fresh blueberries and gently stir to combine. To serve, top with honey or brown sugar and milk. Makes 4-6 servings.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
**Turn this cereal into a pudding by adding 1/4 - 1/3 cup of brown sugar to the rice when you bring the mixture to a boil. Continue with the recipe as directed. 

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 0.3mg

 

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