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Rice for breakfast? Yes!

I love a filling breakfast! Something hot and delicious always hits the spot. As a child, I often had hot rice with sugar, butter, and milk for breakfast. I loved it. I made it for my girls. They didn’t love it.

Unable to give up on the idea of hot rice for breakfast, I decided to use our Butterscotch Oatmeal recipe (which we love) for inspiration and create Butterscotch Rice. The results are delicious.

Always on Hand

Rice is one of our basic storage items. White rice will store for many, many years. Brown rice isn’t suitable for long-term food storage because of the oil in the bran layer. I keep only a small amount of brown rice on hand, enough to use within six months or so. For longer storage, you can freeze.

I use leftover (soaked) brown or white rice for the Butterscotch Rice. It is a great way to use up leftovers and makes for speedy prep in the mornings. I often have a stash of leftover cooked rice in the freezer. This is a perfect way to make use of my stash. I’ve even been known to mix white rice and brown rice. Turns out great!

Butterscotch Rice

Millie Copper
A delicious and hearty hot breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 cups leftover cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey you can use 1 tablespoon for a less sweet dish
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon use more if you like
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 farm fresh eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Heat the rice and milk in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbly, being careful not to scorch the milk.
  • Turn down the heat, stir it fairly often and let it cook a bit to break down the rice about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the honey, molasses, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Stir well.
  • Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Add a little bit of the rice mixture to the eggs and stir well.
  • Pour the eggs into the rice mixture on the stove and stir quickly so the eggs do not clump.
  • Remove from heat and add the vanilla.
  • Top with fresh cream and your favorite nuts, fresh or dried fruit.
  • If you like a sweeter breakfast food, top with additional sweetener in your bowl.
Keyword planned overs, scretchy rice, soaked butterscotch rice

What is your favorite hot breakfast cereal topping?

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