If you all have been keeping up with my Instastories, you would have seen my recent trip to the lovely town of Kerrville, TX. Not the typical first pick Texas Hill Country Town destination but maybe that will change after my #Toast2Texas series. I hope you all follow along.
In the meantime, I was happy to be able to host a few ladies and treat them to some of my southern tradition, including this Sweet Rice recipe. When family comes over for the holidays, this is a staple. Even when we "plan" to cook brunch in my household, it is understood that "breakfast rice" will be served.
It is the perfect addition to any great breakfast and the sweet tooth in me says to go for this instead of oatmeal. I typically don't share our southern secrets but I would be upset if I didn't share this great addition to your breakfast morning.
Ingredients: 1 cup of White Rice, 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup of Whole Milk, 1/2 - 1 cup Sugar, 2-3 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter, *optional - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and dash of cinnamon
Begin by boiling your white rice based on the instructions on the bag/in the box.
You will want to make sure to boil off most of the water until the rice is 3/4 the way done. It will have some softness to the texture. Lower the temperature to a simmer and tend/stir the rice while continuing the recipe.
Start by adding (forgive me with exact measurements...I'm more of an eyeballer) 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of whole milk and 2 tablespoons of butter. Allow the heat from the rice to melt the butter while stirring in the milk.
Now the fun part - start by adding 1/2 cup...(yes 1/2 cup) to the pot. This may seem like a lot but to really get a slight sweetness in every bite you will want to make sure the sugar melts into the rice milk mixture. Taste to test...I usually add 1/4 cup more...for good measure of course.
Allow the rice mixture to simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the milk begins to absorb into the rice. The consistency is more a batter consistency rather than soupy.
Be sure to serve hot and with some bacon of course. You can always add a teaspoon of vanilla and dash of cinnamon to give it a little extra kick but not everyone in my family is in favor of cinnamon.
Try the recipe and let me know what your guests think!