Homemade Rice Cereal Recipe

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Rice Cereal Recipe

Rice Cereal Recipe

2 cups leftover cooked rice
2 cups milk
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. sugar

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat until warmed but not boiling. You can adjust the cinnamon and sugar to your taste. This can also be microwaved very easily. Serves 4.

From: The Dining On A Dime Cookbook. For more easy recipes like this, check out Dining On A Dime here!



  1. c.smith says

    My mother grew up during the depression and she would eat left-over cooked rice with sugar and milk. Same recipe without the butter and cinnamon. She called it a dessert. She would also cut-up bananas, put sugar on them and milk and called it a bedtime snack. Another left-over rice dish was to break and beat an egg or two, depending on the amount of rice, into a container and add the rice. She fried this concoction in round shapes and called it “rice cakes,” which we would eat with syrup. This was a breakfast dish.

  2. Lavona says

    Is leftover rice in the recipe cooked? I would suggest that the word “cooked” be added to rice in the recipe. Thanks!

  3. Maggie says

    My husband was born in Austria and his mom worked in an orphanage there. When food was scarce, they fed the kids noodles with sugar and a little milk. Reminds me of Kuchen (a Jewish dish that can be baked and is a savory or a sweet depending on the seasoning). My kids love their noodles with sugar on top. As for me, I like rice with sugar and milk and raisins. Heated or not, doesn’t matter. Or rice with gravy. Depends on what else is being served for dinner. Leftover rice can always be added to extend a dish.
    Grandma, congratulation on your new family member. I just know how much you want to hold that wee one but summer will be here before you know it. We were supposed to go to visit our “grands” this weekend but they got sick so we postponed until February. Even that seems like a long time away.

  4. Barbara says

    I fondly remember Mom making breakfast in the double boiler for us kids. One is the rice above. I remember us kids would excitedly run to the double boiler and guess what it was. Rice was always my favorite. Sometimes she would sweeten the porage with sugar, syrup, jelly and other sweetness. Thanks for thememories!

  5. Stacey says

    Oh my goodness, my mom used to make this for me as a kid. We used evaporated milk (cream) instead of the milk. It was delicious with the cinnamon, sugar and raisins. I should make this for my kids sometime, I bet they would love it.

  6. Penny S says

    I had two wonderful great-aunts who shared a home together, right next door to our home. They were more like other grandmother’s to me. These ladies had survived the great depression and lived a very frugal lifestyle. They would take one can of chili and serve helpings over large individual bowls of rice. This was so delicious to me. One can of chili would be used to feed 4-6 people.

  7. Penny S says

    All of this talk about rice has stirred up some long forgotten memories for me. Another memory has popped in my head! My grandmother use to make rice pudding frequently and sometimes she would add raisins and alittle Hershey cocoa to the plain rice pudding to make the cocoa rice pudding. It was a special treat and sooo good!

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