I made some brown rice last Sunday. I like to add a half cup of it to my dinner now… you know… now that I am “Post-Creamer” and am having to figure out ways to add more calories to my day that are not comprised entirely of modified corn syrup solids and hydrogenated oil.
So anyway, I made a cup of rice, which is a little bit more than was needed for the week.
So this morning, I’m sitting here thinking about the last half-ish cup of brown rice sitting there in the fridge.
We don’t eat dinner at home on the weekends, so I know I’m not going to get a chance to eat it before it gets too old.
But the thought of tossing it was all “WHAT!? YOU ARE GOING TO WASTE A HALF CUP OF PERFECTLY GOOD RICE!!???”
Don’t even get me started on the starving children in Africa – as if I could send them my half cup of rice.
So it also happens that I had one single lonely packet of apple cinnamon instant oatmeal left as well.
Of course, I did what any good depression-era house wife would do… I made the packet of oatmeal with twice the water, then I added the rice to it.
It actually made kind of a tasty breakfast… kind of not too sweet and nutty.
So now you know… if you run out of oatmeal, you can always add in a little brown rice. Or, conversely, if you are desperate to use up that last half cup of rice… add it to some oatmeal
That’s my tip to you from the part of my brain that lives in 1930.