My latest 1 AM trip to Winco was thrilling. I can go with my measuring cups & spoons and in the bulk bin section get all kinds of grains, flours, seasonings, dried fruits, nuts, etc in the exact portions I want for pennies. The prices at Winco are so cheap, Whole Foods ought to be ashamed of themselves. Winco has a fabulous organic selection in the bulk section, as well as great trashy junk food. I love the bulk system, because I don't have to store partially used boxes & bags of obscure products I rarely use, or even worse, ones I hated.
When I got home I took out the the 3 quart crock pot, tossed in all the ingredients, and went to bed dreaming of the sweet creamy rice porridge that would greet me in the morning. I awoke, ran to the kitchen and scooped up a bowl.
Winner, Loser or Meh
After the first taste, I added a splash of milk. After the second I added a dash of honey. I finished it, but wondered if I would eat the rest for breakfast later in the week or use it as scrapbook paste. I have a pretty big sweet tooth. I'm not a big lover of hot cereal as it is...so, I imagine anyone who is would give it a B-. So overall ...meh.
Use a small crock pot for this.
- 1 cup aborrio rice
- 1 14 oz can evaporated skim milk (regular milk breaks down in slow cooking over long period)
- 1/2 -2/3 cup raisins
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- milk for serving, optional
- honey for serving, optional