i quite fancy making monday a recipe day..

I know I'm sort of locking myself in here, surely though, even an avid procrastinator can commit to one recipe a week?

Hmmm, we'll see...

Brown Rice Fruit Porridge, a recipe found (and then fiddled with) in one of my mothers trashy supermarket magazines. Please note, I refuse to buy one of the aforementioned magazines myself; I just find the trainee checkout child with the longest queue and speed read.

According to the recipe you can make the rice from scratch by combining 1 cup of brown rice and another cup of water in a sauce pan, boiling, reducing heat and then simmering uncovered for 8-10 minutes until the water is absorbed. I, however, am the Queen of the Leftovers, so this is a morning meal cobbled from the extra couple of portions I'm always left with.

Stir in 3 cups of milk, a tablespoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla,a sprinkle of cinnamon and another of nutmeg and a whole heap of chopped nuts and dried fruit. I've used hazelnuts, sultanas, mango and apricots for this serving.

Back to the oven and simmer on a low heat for at least 30 if not 45 minutes, until the rice is tender.

Serve with yogurt and a drizzle of honey. YOWSER!


  1. That DOES sound good! Yum!
    Good to be back, thanks for your messages :o)
    any sign of the twiggos yet?
    (the person I sent ot the post office sent them by sea, so I guess if they are swimming all that way it might take a while)

  2. Wow, that sounds really good!! Thanks for the recipe.

    Nina x

  3. What do you mean? "NZ isn't as keen on sandcastles as the UK...which is a huge shame as some of my most memorable memories consist of castles..."
    I am shocked as I spent most of my youth and also my olders son's first three years on beaches in NZ doing just that - making sandcastles! What's happened to them??!!

    Oh and the recipe sounds good, who knows when I find my kitchen I might even give it a go ;-D

  4. I do that checkout speed read thing too, sooo funny, roflmao! I refuse to buy those trashy pieces of ....

    like the sound of the recipe, I have lots of porridge