How to Make Cream of Rice Taste Good

Cream of rice is a versatile dish that all ages can enjoy. While it is typically bland, uninspiring, and boring rice, there are ways to make it taste delicious.

Here I share some of my tips on making cream of rice taste good. Following these simple steps can transform this humble dish into something truly special.

If you have leftover creamed rice, can you freeze it.

What is Cream of Rice?

Cream of rice is a type of porridge made from ground grain rice.

Some prefer Arborio rice, brown rice, or Jasmine rice as healthy alternatives to white rice and to have a hearty texture.

It is usually eaten for breakfast but can also be enjoyed as a snack or dessert. Because it is quick and easy to make, cream of rice is a popular choice for busy families.

To make cream of rice, simply combine a cup of water or milk with the desired amount of rice in a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is cooked through.

The cooking time will depend on the rice type and your preferred smoother texture.  For a creamier texture, add more milk or cream.

You can also add sweeteners such as sugar or honey. Serve hot, and enjoy!

How Do You Flavour Cream of Rice

While the cream of rice is delicious and an excellent source of iron, vitamin b1, and vitamin b2, there are ways to make it more interesting and flavourful. Here are some ideas.

Add Sweet and Dried Fruits To Creamed Rice To Enhance the Flavor
Add Sweet and Dried Fruits To Creamed Rice To Enhance the Flavor

Add Sweet and Dried Fruits

Adding sweet and dried fruits is one way to make the cream of rice more exciting. This can give the porridge a sweetness that is otherwise lacking.

Dried fruits also add texture and visual interest. You can add any combination of fruits that you like.

Some favorites include raisins, apricots, and cranberries. To add dried fruits, simply stir them in after the porridge has finished cooking. For fresh fruit, wait until the porridge is cool before adding it in.

This will help to prevent the fruit from overcooking. Whatever fruits you choose, adding them to the cream of rice is a great way to add some extra flavour and nutrition to your breakfast.

Add Citrus Fruits

One way to add flavor to the cream of rice is to add citrus fruits. This can brighten up the dish and make it more refreshing.

Citrus fruits also add vitamins and minerals. You can add freshly squeezed orange juice, lemon juice, or lime juice.

Or you could add zest from these fruits for even more flavor.

Fresh squeezed orange juice will give the most vitamin C, lemon juice will give the most vitamin B6, and lime juice will give the most folate. All of these citrus fruits will also add some potassium to the dish.

Drizzle in some Syrup To Creamed Rice To Give a Ricer Taste
Drizzle in some Syrup To Creamed Rice To Give a Ricer Taste

Add Syrup

You can add syrup if you want to make your cream of rice extra sweet. This is an easy way to dress up the dish and make it more dessert-like.

You can use any type of syrup that you like. Maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup would all be delicious options.

Just add a few tablespoons of syrup to the dish before you eat it. You can also top your Cream of Rice with fruit or nuts for a more substantial meal. Whatever you decide to add, enjoy! 

Add Spices

Spices can be a great way to add flavor to otherwise bland dishes. When cooking rice, for example, adding spices such as a sprinkle of cinnamon can give the dish some depth of flavor without making it too sweet.

Other spices that work well with rice include nutmeg, ginger, and cardamom.

Cloves can also be used but should be added sparingly so that the dish doesn’t become overpowered by the spice.

When using spices, it’s always best to start with a small amount and then add more to taste. This will help you avoid making the dish too spicy or overwhelming the other flavors.

Use Coconut Milk

If you’re looking to add a little more flavor to your cream of rice, try using coconut milk instead of water.

Coconut milk will give the dish a creamy texture and subtle sweetness, and it’s also a good source of healthy fats and vitamins.

If you want an even richer flavor, you can use full-fat coconut milk instead of low-fat coconut milk. No matter what type of milk you use, your cream of rice is sure to be delicious.

Final Words

There are many ways that you can flavor the cream of rice to make it more exciting. Try adding sweet and dried fruits, citrus fruits, syrup, spices, or coconut milk the next time you make a porridge! This will help to give it a more robust flavor and make it more enjoyable to eat. Additionally, experiment with different toppings such as nuts, seeds, or chocolate chips to further enhance the flavor and texture of your cream of rice porridge. With a little creativity, you can turn this simple food into a delicious and satisfying meal.