Recipe makes two 1/2 cup 164 calorie servings. Enjoy warm or cold! It’s not terribly sweet, so enjoy as a low calorie breakfast, snack or dessert. Look for a low calorie breakfast idea at the end of this article incorporating this recipe!
Please read the notes and variations before you begin to achieve the yummiest low calorie brown rice possible!
You Will Need:
- 1 cup of already or leftover cooked brown rice
- 1 cup of fat free milk (I use organic for the best taste)
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- vanilla flavoring (to taste)
- pinch of salt
- more cinnamon for garnish (optional)
- Pour brown rice and milk into a medium sauce pan. It will look like way too much liquid at first – don’t worry!
- Turn to medium heat.
- Add rest of ingredients and stir thoroughly until honey and brown sugar dissolve.
- Bring to a boil and then quickly reduce to medium-low heat, stirring frequently.
- Wait a few minutes and stir again.
- Bring to boil while frequently stirring then quickly reduce to medium-low heat.
- Continue stirring.
- Check and stir every five or so minutes until the milk has been absorbed by the rice, so as to not allow the pudding to stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Serve and sprinkle with cinnamon for garnish.
Notes and Variations:
- Keep stirring! Depending on your rice, you may have to cook longer or even add a bit more fat free milk until you reach your desired consistency. The final product is worth it! This entire process may take anywhere from 20-35 minutes, depending on the ‘doneness’ of the rice.
- The brown rice I use for this recipe is Trader Joe’s Pre-Cooked Organic Brown Rice. It’s already cooked and is sold frozen in bags of two cup servings. I eat two 1/2 cup servings with two meals and save the other cup for this yummy recipe.
- This recipe is a great low calorie gluten free dessert or snack, just make sure to use gluten free vanilla, etc.
- If you’re looking to save even more calories, you can try using your favorite sweetener in place of the honey and brown sugar. I’m not a huge fan of artificial sweeteners, so I haven’t tried this recipe with any of them. The honey and brown sugar only adds about 45 calories per serving and I feel the extra amazing real dessert taste is worth it!
Low Calorie Breakfast Idea Using This Recipe
- 1/2 cup of low calorie brown rice pudding
- 2/3 cup of your favorite berries
- 3 slices of turkey bacon