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Overnight Rice Porridge

Overnight Rice Porridge

Wake up to a warm and comforting bowl of Overnight Rice Porridge, a delicious twist on traditional overnight oats. This simple, make-ahead breakfast uses leftover rice, combined with low-fat milk and a pinch of salt, to create a creamy and satisfying base. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, you can customize your porridge with toppings like fresh fruit, nuts, or savory ingredients such as bacon and cheese. Perfect for busy mornings, this porridge is both versatile and nutritious.
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 2


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/3 cups low-fat or fat-free milk
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • Toppings of choice


  • Combine cooked brown rice, milk and salt in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Place in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Transfer rice mixture to a medium saucepan placed over medium heat on the stovetop and bring to a boil. As soon as the mixture comes to a boil, immediately reduce the temperature to low.
  • Simmer the porridge, stirring occasionally for 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened.
  • Serve immediately with toppings of choice.


Topping Options
Bacon, egg and cheese: Top porridge with 1 tablespoon crumbled bacon, 1/4 cup of sauced baby spinach, and 1 sunny side up fried egg. Sprinkle with 1 ounce shredded cheddar cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Mushroom, seaweed and scallions: Top porridge with 3 sliced shiitake mushroom caps, 2 crumbled Korean seaweed snacks and 1 tablespoon sliced scallions. Season to taste with soy sauce.
Pomegranate, walnuts and honey: Top porridge with pomegranate arils, walnuts, honey and a dollop of plain low-fat Greek yogurt.