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Breakfast Rice Porridge

Breakfast Rice Porridge Recipe – A quick and easy way to transform leftover rice into a delicious breakfast with your favorite toppings. Don’t have leftover rice, you can make this porridge from scratch too. Naturally sweetened. Vegan option included. Gluten-Free.  Freezer friendly. Instant Pot and Stove Top method. 1 minute Video Recipe.

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Instant pot breakfast rice porridge recipe

If you are like me who likes to make a little extra food and often has leftover rice, then this rice porridge recipe if for you. An awesome way to convert that left over rice into a sweet, delicious morning breakfast. Enjoy it warm or cold with your favorite toppings.

What is Breakfast Rice Porridge

There are lots of variations of this recipe across the globe but I like to keep it simple here. This breakfast rice porridge is nothing but leftover rice cooked in milk (vegan option given below) , flavored with cinnamon or cardamom, sweetened with dates and maple syrup and topped with fruit fresh fruits and nuts.

Sounds delicious and easy isn’t it? Ofcourse if you don’t have leftover rice, you can just make this rice porridge from scratch too.

instant pot breakfast rice porridge in a bowl

Why you will love this Rice Porridge Recipe

  •  A great way to use that left over rice.
  • It’s quick, easy and simple.
  • Dump and stir, no babysitting.
  • No fancy ingredients required, made with easily available ingredients at home.
  • It’s filling.
  • Naturally sweetened, no processed sugar.
  • It’s so versatile that you can never get bored of it.
  • An easy breakfast recipe that you can enjoy all year round.
  • It can be made in an electric pressure cooker or even on the stove top. 
  • Perfect for those busy morning when time is crunched for school and work.

step by step instructions to make breakfast rice porridge in instant pot

How to make this Breakfast Rice Porridge in Instant Pot

This is just a gist of the recipe, you can find the detailed recipe with measurements in the recipe card.

Step 1: Throw in the milk, leftover rice (brown, white, sticky), dates and cinnamon. Close the lid and seal the vent.

Step 2: Pressure cook on high for 6 minutes, irrespective of the rice you use. The rice you are using here is already cooked so 6 minutes if just perfect to get the right porridge consistency. Manually release the pressure.

Step 3: Serve it warm or allow it to cool and garnish with fresh, dried fruits, nuts or seeds.

rice porridge in instant pot

How to make this breakfast porridge on the stove top?

In a sauce pan combine rice, milk, dates & cinnamon. Bring it to boil and then lower the what and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes until it get's thick and creamy . Serve it warm or cold, topped with your favorite toppings.

What if I don’t have left over rice?

If you don’t have left over rice and would like to cook sweet this rice porridge from scratch. Check out how we make the perfect white rice, basmati rice and brown rice everytime, here. I’d make extra rice use some for the meal and save some for the rice porridge.

 

What kind of leftover rice should I use to make this breakfast porridge?

It doesn’t matter what rice you are using, white, brown or basmati as long as it doesn’t have any salt added to it, you should be fine using it.

instant pot breakfast rice porridge recipe

Can I use something else instead of leftover rice?

Yes, you can use leftover quinoa or oats for this recipe. They turn out great too.

 

Can I make this instant pot rice porridge vegan?

Yes, you can make it with any plant based milk, soy, nut milk or even coconut milk.

 

Flavor Variations

I often make this rice porridge but keep changing the flavors so we never get bored of it.

  • pumpkin spice mix
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • turmeric
  • cardamoms
  • coconut milk
  • cardamom

drizzinling maple syrup on rice porridge

Toppings

  • Try out delicious 3 Ingredient Instant Pot Strawberry Jam
  • Fresh or dried fruits
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Berries
  • Citrus fruits
  • Coco nibs
  • Mashed banana

 

Natural Sweeteners

  • Dates
  • Maple Syrup
  • Monk Fruit Extract

breakfast rice porridge in a bowl

Can this be served hot or cold

Yes, in the summer we enjoy it cold while in the winter nothing beats a warm bowl of rice and milk with nuts and fruits.

 

How to store this Instant Pot rice porridge for the week?

When I am cooking rice in my Instant Pot (recipe here), I always tend to make some extra. Then I make a batch of this porridge, allow it to cool and store it in a refrigerator for upto a week. On a busy weekday morning, all I have to do is either warm it or simple throw in the toppings and some milk. The porridge does thicken up once it’s refrigerated or frozen.

 

Is this porridge freezer friendly

Yes, this porridge can be stored in the freezer for upto a month. When you want to consume it you have it thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then add in a little milk to get the right consistency. If you like it warm, you could even heat up the porridge.

instant pot rice porridge recipe

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Breakfast Rice Porridge Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Breakfast Rice Porridge Recipe– A quick and easy way to transform leftover rice into a delicious breakfast with your favorite toppings. Don’t have leftover rice, you can make this porridge from scratch too. Naturally sweetened. Vegan option included.  Freezer friendly. Instant Pot and Stove Top method.

Ingredients

Instructions

Instant Pot Breakfast Rice Porridge Recipe

Step 1: Throw in the milk, leftover rice (brown, white, sticky), dates and cinnamon. Close the lid and seal the vent.

Step 2: Pressure cook on high for 6 minutes, irrespective of the rice you use. The rice you are using here is already cooked so 6 minutes if just perfect to get the right porridge consistency. Manually release the pressure.

Step 3: Serve it warm or allow it to cool and garnish with fresh, dried fruits, nuts or seeds.

Stove Top Breakfast Rice Porridge Recipe

In a sauce pan combine rice, milk, dates & cinnamon. Bring it to boil and then lower the ehat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes until it get's thick and creamy . Serve it warm or cold, topped with your favorite toppings.

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Vanessa L.

Monday 15th of June 2020

I had some leftover rice and made this recipe. It was absolutely delicious. I can see how versatile it can be by adding different toppings. I am going to hold onto this recipe, and make extra rice from now on, so I can make this porridge the next day. Thank you for sharing!

Anvita

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Hi Vanessa,

Glad to hear you guys liked the porridge. Appreciate the feedback. Would love to hear all about the different toppings You try

melindamuyargas

Monday 1st of June 2020

Delicious and very sweet! Didn't even need toppings!

Sharon Steinhauer

Sunday 29th of December 2019

Can I leave out dates and just add toppings?

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