Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pancakes with Brown Rice

Made breakfast today. Something quick and easy.

Never have understood the popularity of pancake mixes. Once you get used to whipping up pancake batter, it is not a much bigger deal than pouring in some pre-made mix. And you have to clean up either way.

My pancake secret, which isn't much of a secret really, is to put in a little cooked brown rice. It makes for a delicous pancake that will keep you fueled for a while.

Dry ingredients: For the pancakes above, I mixed up a cup of all-purpose and whole wheat flour. (The market didn't have pastry flour, or I would have used that in place of one of these flours.) Not much baking powder -- half a teaspoon? Same amount of salt. A tiny bit of nutmeg, tiny bit of sugar, no precise measurement.

Wet ingredients: a cup of milk whipped with one egg. (Soy milk is good, too.)

Combine everything, beat it up into a batter, and add half a cup of cooked brown rice.

Cook those pancakes up in butter and serve with honey or maple syrup. Mangiate.

Since we are talking about food, I will also share the sandwich that we have dubbed The Pregnant Sarah: bacon and baby spinach on toast with mustard.


Kelly said...

I rarely eat pancakes, but wow...the Pregnant Sarah sounds wonderful!!

Pam said...

I'm with Kelly. The Pregnant Sarah sounds yummy!!

j said...

we eat pancakes all the time. so going to try this! thanks for sharing :D