Forbidden Rice Porridge

Forbidden Rice Porridge

I’m a ‘porridge girl’, I love all manner of porridges; give me grain or seed and I’ll figure out a way to turn it into breakfast come morning; it’s not like it’s a hard task – all I need is a pot and some water

Porridge is comforting, filling and oh so familiar; I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t a part of my life.

In recent years I’ve been looking beyond the traditional corn and oat cereals I grew up with, I’ve experimented with a handful of grains and seeds like buckwheat, amaranth, polenta, cracked wheat, wheat berries, millet, quinoa, bulgur…

I like simple foods that pack a flavour punch, the porridges I make are usually creamy and pudding-like, when topped with fruit, nuts and more nut-milk goodness, it’s almost like having dessert for breakfast.

Forbidden Rice Porridge

I’ve been itching to try this forbidden rice porridge ever since I saw it here, then I saw it again recently, and like fate, it was topped with passion fruit and mango – guess what I had languishing on my counter? Passion fruit and mangoes!

The porridge sounded lovely, like something I’d wake up early on a weekend morning for. I’ve always thought black rice would be wonderful in dessert or pudding-like recipes with it’s naturally sweet and nutty aromatic flavours.

Rice porridge isn’t new to me; there was ‘rice water’ when I was a kid, it’s white rice cooked in plenty of water until almost mushy and the water turns thick and glutinous, it’s a popular breakfast food in Ghana.

I love, love this porridge, it’s rich creamy texture, the sweet nutty flavour and it’s so fragrant – there’s a bit of nutmeg and vanilla in this recipe to compliment the natural aroma of the rice.

It does transport you to tropical locales; fields of rice and coconut trees on deserted beaches with the bluest waters.

This porridge can be made overnight in a slow-cooker, use your favourite fruits and/or nuts, I’d even try dollop of whipped coconut cream for more coconut-ey creamy goodness.

Forbidden Rice Porridge

Forbidden Rice Porridge

Posted May 14th, 2014 in Food. Tagged: , , , .
  • Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    E- my version of this is with coconut milk but plain ole white rice. This looks so much more lush. PS this wknd I made a version of your baharat spiced salsa with chickpeas. Not only did the house smell fab as I was making it but it tasted mighty fine. Wil let you know when I blog about sometime in the summer.

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      I love the plain white rice one too, I want try it with cocoa powder next time. :-) glad you loved the salsa, isn’t baharat the best? Can’t wait to see it on the blog!

  • http://produceonparade.com/ Katie @ Produce on Parade

    I love forbidden and red rice, it’s all I use!

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      Me too! Although I don’t use my red rice as I should, I need to check out some of your red rice recipes. :-)

  • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

    Ooh…I just looked up pictures of Dalia and it looks divine! It’s something I’d definitely like. Thanks for the recommendation, can’t wait to try it. :-)

  • dederka

    that looks very yum. i have a pack of black rice that i have been keeping since winter for something special, maybe it’s really fate! :)

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      Yes! It is fate! you really should try this porridge, you’ll love it :-)

  • EMLChach

    This looks amazing..soaking the rice tonight so I can have this for breakfast tomorrow morning!

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      Enjoy, hope you like it! :)


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