Do you like to snooze when your alarm clock goes off in the morning? Welcome to the club. What is not really comfortable however: chaos in the kitchen, because you stayed in bed a little too long. The big question is "What's for breakfast?"
We have an idea for you: rice flakes.
rice pudding made from rice pudding flakes is unmistakably creamy, stress-free to prepare and served up faster than porridge – without the need to stir constantly.
Sounds too good to be true? Here is everything you need to know.
Information and interesting facts: What are rice flakes?
Nutritional values and calories: that's how healthy rice flakes are
Rice flakes have about 350 kcal, 7.5 g protein, 2 g fat and 75 g carbohydrates per 100 grams – similar to grainy milk rice. The carbs make the flakes naturally sweet.
In contrast to oats or wheat, rice flakes have one big advantage: They are gluten-free. And therefore they are suitable for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
What is the difference between rice pudding flakes, rice flakes and rice pudding?
Rice pudding is short-grain, starchy rice that gives it an incredibly creamy consistency when cooked.
Rice flakes are made from cooked rice: The rice is being rolled, flattened and then dried in order to produce rice flakes.
In contrast, flakes made from rice pudding naturally taste a little sweeter as the rice variety itself has more sweet starch.
Whole grain congee is firm to the bite and grainy. Flakes, on the other hand, ensure a softer consistency and have more of a porridge consistency than firm rice pudding.
How you can use rice flakes
The mild, sweet taste makes rice flakes an all-rounder in the kitchen.
The flakes are particularly exciting for breakfast: in muesli, in porridge or as a quick rice pudding. They are great for thickening porridges and combining them with other types of grain, such as oatmeal.
Breakfast is ready: that's how fast rice flakes cook
A huge advantage of rice and rice pudding flakes: The preparation is super easy and guaranteed to be successful. Unlike rice pudding, rice flakes don't have to be cooked for 30 minutes, but can also be used directly as an ingredient in muesli, porridge or breakfast porridge.
However, if you prefer a hot breakfast, you should cook the flakes. It can be done in no time: simply boil with vegetable milk and let it soak for five minutes, that's it.
Quick rice pudding made from rice flakes: how to prepare it
We gonna cook some porridge now! With this recipe you bring variety to the breakfast bowl. The highlight: you can reinvent the porridge with your favorite spices and toppings every morning.
Recipe: Quick rice pudding made from rice flakes – vegan and great for breakfast
Ingredients, for two servings:
- 200 ml of plant-based milk, for example oat or rice milk
- 200 ml of water
- 1 pinch of salt
- 100 g rice pudding flakes (preferably organic)
- 2 tbsp sweetness of your choice, for example date, maple or rice syrup
- Put the vegetable milk, water and salt in a saucepan, stir in the rice pudding flakes and bring to boil.
- Switch off the stove. Leave the pot with the lid closed on the hot plate. Let it soak for 5 minutes.
- Stir syrup into the rice pudding. Season to taste and sweeten as desired. Your quick rice pudding made from rice flakes is ready.
You can change the recipe according to your preferences. For example, season it with vanilla, cinnamon or other spices and sweeten it with sugar, date syrup or agave syrup.
Tips for the preparation
If your porridge is too firm, just add a dash of water or milk.
It's all about the topping
As with every bowl, the toppings play an important role. Top your rice flakes with rice pudding with fresh fruits, applesauce, rice syrup and everything you can find on your kitchen shelf.
Desiccated coconut, raisins and fresh fruits are also ideal for pimping rice pudding.
Flaky rice pudding has a very soft consistency. For those who like a little more bite, the porridge is also absolutely suitable. Simply add a few toppings for more crunch: crispy granola, cocoa nibs, roasted nuts or seeds. Here is a recipe for quick granola.
Our tip: a spoonfull of nut butter makes the porridge even creamier!
Power breakfast made from rice pudding flakes
For our Hot Breakfast Bowls, we use wholemeal rice pudding flakes, which are particularly tasty and rich in fiber. In addition, they are ready in no time, fill you up for a long time and give you power for an energetic start to the day. The perfect alternative to your standard breakfast!
Thanks to the flakes, you only need a few minutes to prepare – and no longer have to worry about having plant-based milk in stock. There is already oat drink powder in our bowls.
Our Hot Breakfast Bowls with wholegrain rice flakes are available in three varieties.
"Mango pineapple"Banana, mango, pineapple and coconut create hot tropic vibes in your breakfast bowl. The bowl tastes fruity-sweet, wonderfully fresh and unmistakably good!
"Banana Chocolate"impresses with cocoa, banana and carob powder, coconut blossom sugar, fine-sweet chocolate pieces and bourbon vanilla. This makes the rice pudding taste sweet like chocolate and caramel.
"Sweet Ceylon"is your creamy and sweet feel-good moment with fine cinnamon: Sweetened with coconut blossom sugar, the cinnamon bowl does not need any flavor enhancers or industrial sugar.