June 13, 2024

The following recipe for Sweet Cinnamon Rice is from SurvivalBlog reader D.B..  She notes: “This is a great way to use some of your stored rice. I use Basmati Rice, but other white rice varieties work quite well.  I have not tried this with brown rice.”

  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 cups water
  • Pinch of salt.
  • Cinnamon (Just enough to suit your taste.)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar. (You may use more or less, to suit your taste)
  1. On a hot stovetop, bring water with a pinch of salt to a boil in a pot for which you have a lid.
  2. Stir in the rice.
  3. Watching closely, let the pot return to a boil.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon (to taste — don’t over-do the cinnamon!)
  5. Immediately remove the pot from heat, and let it stand for 15 minutes, covered.

This can be used as a breakfast dish, to break up the monotony of eating oatmeal, grits, or cereal.  It also makes a great fish or chicken dinner side dish.


This rice dish stores fairly well, if kept covered and refrigerated — for up to two days.

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