Fruit and Nut Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

walnuts in the shell
Prep Time: 
60 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 2


  • 12 cup short-grain brown rice
  • 12 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 14 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup, plus additional for drizzling
  • 1 cup nondairy unsweetened milk
  • 14 cup raisins
  • 14 cup chopped, pitted dates
  • 14 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Combine rice, cinnamon, salt, and 1 cup of water in a pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pan with a lid, reduce heat to low, and cook for 40 to 45 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
  2. Heat maple syrup and milk in a large saucepan. Add cooked rice, raisins, and dates. Stir over medium heat until mixture is thick and creamy, approximately 5 minutes. 
  3. Divide porridge between 2 bowls. Top each with walnuts and drizzle with additional maple syrup, if desired.
Nutrition Info: 
319 Calories, 6 g Protein, 60 g Carbohydrates, 4 g Fiber, 8 g Total fat (1 g sat), 228 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin D, ★★ Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc


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