HEY! Did you guys forget about me? I’ve been on a long hiatus from blogging, but after a very interesting breakfast
experiment failure this morning, I felt like it was time for another post. Don’t call it a comeback…
So I have had a huge container of leftover brown rice sitting in my fridge for about a week now. It’s been so hot that reheating it for dinner has not been an option. I’ve been totally lost, just staring at this brown rice for days and wondering what to do with it. When I came home from spin class this morning, I was ravenous per usual. I opened the fridge and there it was, that leftover brown rice, just staring at me, begging me to eat it before it was too late.
Then a thought came to my mind. Has anyone made a brown rice pancake before? I’ve done it with oats, so would brown rice really be that different? I had to try.
- 1 cup of brown rice
- 1 mashed banana
- 1 egg white
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp flax seed
- dash of pumpkin spice
Sounds like a recipe for success right? Wrong.
As soon as I tried to flip it, my “pancake” fell apart. I ended up scrambling it so that it would at least be edible. This is the unappealing pile of mush I was left with.
I dressed it up with some blueberries and pure maple syrup to make it a little more appealing. Now it just looked like I was eating oatmeal on a plate. Whatever. I dug in and it was surprisingly delicious.
I guess it wasn’t a complete failure of a breakfast. My brown rice mush tasted pretty good and had a great nutritional profile full of protein and omega 3’s.
I will live to experiment in my kitchen another day.