In the meantime, here's a quick and easy recipe for a new use for leftovers. I know WAY back in your fridge, in the land of forgotten foods, you have a container of leftover rice awaiting it's finally destiny to the garbage. But wait! There's hope! How about rice for breakfast?! I know, crazy talk. But really, I am one who hates to waste any food, and this is a new and rather tasty way to use up the last of your leftover rice for a quick change to your breakfast routine.
Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl
1 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 banana, sliced
1 1/2 T sunflower seeds, or nut of choice
1 T dried cranberries, or raisins
1/2 t vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon
drizzle of maple syrup
I just start my combining the rice, vanilla, and milk in a bowl and heating it up in the microwave for a minute or so, just to take the chill off and bring the rice back to life! I don't like it this really hot, but just bringing it to room temperature tastes best.
After that, just add the banana, sunflower seeds, cranberries and stir to combine. Top with a drizzle of maple syrup and cinnamon and enjoy! Your rice will thank you.
What's your favorite leftover food?