Waste not, want not.
I definitely adhere to this old adage, especially when it comes to food.
I hate throwing away leftovers!
But, (other than my beloved avocado on toast) I don’t really like eating the same thing two days in a row.
So, I like to give my leftovers a bit of a makeover.
One of my favorite ways to spruce up extra rice is to make it into a sweet and spicy breakfast porridge.
I think this is most delicious with brown rice because of the nutty texture, but white rice is tasty too.
This is so simple and I make it a bit different every time, so what follows is more of a suggestion than a recipe per se.
Dose your leftover rice in the pot with lots of almond or coconut milk.
Add a little dollop of coconut oil.
Turn on the heat, stir to break up clumps and then start adding spices like cardamon, cinnamon and nutmeg and saffron.
A bit of vanilla or almond extract is a nice touch too.
Chop up a few slivers of crystallized ginger for an extra kick.
Add a handful of cashews and golden raisins (my favorite additions, but almonds, dark raisins or currants would be a good alternative).
Sweeten with coconut nectar, turbinado sugar or honey.
Stir everything together and give it the chance to soak up the liquids.
You only need to cook this for a few minutes.
Voila! An easy and delicious treat.
What is your favorite way to spruce up leftovers?
This is our last week in Charlottesville so postings might be a bit sporadic. We’ve already packed up so many boxes and taken down all the art from the walls. I’m feeling a bit wonky in the midst of all this chaos, but it’s good and exciting and as my favorite Beatle wrote, “All things must pass”…
Love and Blessings,