Monday, February 25, 2008

Frugal Food - You Can Eat Rice for Breakfast, Lunch and Supper

Rice is a natural, delicious and of course - frugal - food that you'll want to stock in your pantry regularly! I like whole grain brown rice - it's a bit more expensive, but far better for you nutritionally. Here are a few ways to incorporate rice into every meal of the day - even dessert at the end of your dinner!

1. Rice for Breakfast - Rice is a delicious breakfast cereal. Reheat leftover rice and serve with milk or cream, and additions such as raisins (or other dried fruit such as dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots), spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon and of course brown sugar or a drizzle of honey! It's absolutely delicious.

2. Rice for Lunch - Rice is a great base for any lunch - you can reheat leftover rice and serve with a bit of butter, parmesan cheese and steamed veggies. Add a little protein and lunch is complete.

3. Rice for Dinner - Search online for rice casseroles for an easy and frugal meal. Or, fried rice is a great way to use up leftover rice - waste not, want not after all!

Rice is delicious for dessert - as rice pudding! Again, do a basic search online for rice pudding recipes and you'll find (literally) thousands of them! Enjoy, rice lovers. Your wallet will appreciate your efforts too.

1 comment:

Cyndi said...

Rice is also great for breakfast rewarmed in a skillet and eaten with eggs the way you would potatoes or grits.