Terri, a friend of mine, emailed me recently with a fun gluten-free discovery she made! Here was her email to me, along with the recipe to make your own Cream of Rice:
I just have to tell you about my exciting gluten-free discovery this morning! First, for most of the past year I have been enjoying “Cream of Rice” hot cereal every morning. (It is like the “Cream of Wheat” only in a much smaller box.) I have been paying about $2.65 for a little 14 oz box at Dillons. Yesterday I thought I had lost a dear friend when I found Dillons no longer had it, nor a place for it. This morning (rather mourning!) I put on my Sheri Graham thinking cap and went to my kitchen to experiment. I cleaned out my coffee grinder really well and then tossed in about 1/4 cup of my Jasmine rice. I added water and a dash of salt and then cooked it just like I do the store-bought. It worked beautifully for only pennies!!!! Another thing I like to do with this, since building bones is my goal now, is to add one of those calcium vitamin chews like Viactin or the Wal-mart brand. They melt quickly and add a bit of flavor plus LOTS of calcium, vit D, and K!!! I have used both the carmel flavor and the chocolate. If I use the chocolate, I throw in a few dark chocolate chips (for the antioxidants of course!) and I think it tastes every bit as good as chocolate Malto-Meal. Honey, cinnamon and the like also work well!
Also, just for fun, Christian and I calculated out the price per serving. Buying cream of rice in the box costs about 29 cents per serving and making it myself (I buy Jasmine rice in 20# bags) costs only about 7 cents per serving!
Terri gave me permission to share this with you…so enjoy! Here is the recipe again:
Homemade Cream of Rice
1 – Grind 1/4 cup rice in your coffee grinder
2 – Add boiling water and salt to taste
3 – Add in extras (calcium vitamin chews, chocolate chips, cinnamon, honey, raisins, nuts, etc.)
4 – Enjoy!