Sweet Rice Porridge

rice porridge
Photo: Armando Rafael
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Transform tonight's leftover rice into tomorrow's breakfast by simmering it with milk, Medjool dates, and cinnamon.


  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk

  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped

  • Pinch cinnamon

  • Kosher salt

  • Berries, chopped apple, toasted sliced almonds, and honey, for serving


  1. In a saucepan, combine rice, milk, dates, cinnamon, and a pinch of kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring, until thick and creamy, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve, topped with berries, apple, almonds, and a drizzle of honey.


For vegan porridge, swap out regular milk for soy or almond milk.

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