Yes, you read that right….pureed beans! Right now I can’t eat nuts or seeds and I eat soy in limited amounts so I wanted to figure out a way to get some extra protein in my morning breakfast. I came up with adding pureed beans to my hot cereal and I love it! I cook my cereal this way all the time now!
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My cereal is made with either Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Rice Hot Cereal or Arrowhead Mills Organic Rice and Shine Hot Cereal. I’m sure other hot cereals would work too. I added some pureed Alubia Blanca beans from Rancho Gordo. Here’s a link on Amazon and here is one at Rancho Gordo. I have also made the cereal with pureed Lima Beans. You can find out how I make the pureed beans in this post. I also add chopped peeled apple, pear and one medjool date to the cereal. (This cereal has all three fruits added.) YUM!
I hope you will give it a try and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Hot Brown Rice Cereal
- 1/3 cup dry brown rice cereal
- 2 -4 tablespoons pureed white beans I usually use 4 tablespoons
- diced fresh fruit
- dates or raisins
I like to soak my rice cereal overnight, but this isn't necessary if you prefer not to. To soak my cereal, I put it in a deep bowl that I will cook it in the next day. I add plenty of water and cover the bowl with a plate. I let it sit overnight.
The next day I drain the water off. I add 1 cup of water, 2-4 tablespoons pureed white beans (I use 4 tablespoons), some peeled, diced fresh fruit (apples and pears usually) and often 1 diced medjool date.
I put the bowl in the microwave and cook it on high power for 1 minute. I stir it and cook it again on high power for 1 minute. I stir it again and cook it on 50% power for 1 minute. I continue cooking and stirring on 50% power for 45 seconds to 1 minute until the cereal reaches the consistency that I like. It will thicken on standing. Here you can see that the bowl I use to cook my cereal is a fairly deep bowl. This keeps the cereal from spilling over the edges while cooking.
I add a heaping spoonful of love and enjoy!! Yum!!