This deliciously comforting food is the perfect nourishing breakfast for the cool months ahead. My mom and I have been enjoying this meal pretty much every day for the past two months. It’s been so fun mixing up the toppings to transform it from a fresh fruit-filled summery treat to a pumpkiny-spiced bowl of warmth and happiness. This brown ricemeal is very similar to oatmeal, hence the name and can be enjoyed in the same ways. It doesn’t have too strong of a flavor on its own, so you can really make it taste like whatever you want. Though I haven’t tried it out yet, I’m sure you could also use it in a savory way. I think adding avocado, black beans, salsa, and a fried egg on top would make a tasty and hearty meal. Besides this dish being delectable, it’s also very easy to prepare. It only takes about 20-30 minutes and it kind of just does its own thing. I like to make a big batch of it on the weekends so my mom and I just have to re-heat it with a touch of water every morning for a really quick and nutritious meal. So, what makes this such a wholesome food? The sprouted brown rice in the recipe provides a ton of fiber which will allow you to stay satisfied for hours to come and keep you regular, if you know what I mean. Brown rice is also rich in minerals such as manganese and selenium. Additionally, beneficial fats in brown rice can promote regular cholesterol levels. Although this benefit is typically overlooked, brown rice also provides the body with lots of antioxidants. As it is a whole grain, it can decrease the potential of heart disease and high cholesterol. Lastly, since it’s a slow-releasing sugar, it won’t spike blood sugar levels, leaving you hungry, and it’s a good choice for diabetics.
Now for the recipe!
Pilates, Pearls, and Peanut Butter
Makes 6 hearty helpings
- 2 cups brown rice (I use Trader Joe’s Organic Sprouted California Rice; a blend of sprouted brown, black, and red rice)
- 8 cups water
- 2 pinches of sea salt
Blend up the 2 cups of rice in a high speed blender or food processor until it forms a grainy meal or even a more flour-like consistency, depending on your preference. Next, pour the meal into a large pot along with the 8 cups of water and 2 pinches of sea salt. Now, bring this all to boil, stirring. Once it’s come to a boil, reduce it to a low temperature, cover, and allow it to simmer for 20-25 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. While it simmers, periodically stir to prevent the mixture from sticking to the pot.
Bon appetite. Enjoy 🙂 !
Now for the best part, toppings 🙂 !!! You can mix it up in many ways…Stir in cinnamon and top with juicy strawberries, warm blueberry compote, melty coconut butter and more cinnamon for a patriotic look.
Go topping crazy and just throw on all the fruits! Honeydew, peach, strawberries, and blueberry compote. Then, finish it off with coconut butter and cinnamon because, what else.
Or, give into your indulgent side and mix in some cacao powder, cinnamon, and a mashed ripe banana. Then top it off with strawberries and, yes, coconut butter for the full effect.
And,because it’s fall, you can definitely stir in pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and maple syrup; then top it with pear, pumpkin seeds, and maple sunflower seed butter for a pumpkin pie treat.
I hope you try out this amazing recipe! If you do, be sure to comment your flavor combo or Instagram it with #pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter and tag me @pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter.
Last year I bought a bunch of candles and am just now getting around to burning them. Although they smell amazing when you sniff them up close, they don’t really give off much of of scent when they burn. I’d love to find some candles that burn better. In the comments below, let me know your favorite fall candle(s).
Enjoy the moment,
xoxo, Meah <3