Breakfast Rice Pudding
Okay, so I am long overdue posting a healthy anti-cancer breakfast! Breakfast is one of my favorite meals! I especially love having breakfast for dinner :-).
I’ll admit that in the past I was a big lover of dairy -- cheese and ice cream being two of my favorites – but these days I don’t consume a lot of it. I use a small amount of low-fat milk in my coffee and one my favorite breakfasts consists of Greek yogurt with fruit. The truth is most dairy products are pretty high in fat and cholesterol and its intake should be limited. Diets high in meat and dairy are associated with increased risk of all types of cancer. Go here for more on that.
The whole-grain brown rice in this recipe is what makes it anti-cancer. Including more whole grains in your diet and eliminating highly processed grains can help protect you from developing cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research has some great information on whole grains and their anti-cancer compounds.
Cooking note: Feel free to replace the raisins with another dried fruit of your choosing. The chia seeds are added to make this pudding healthier, but they also help thicken the consistency of the pudding and eliminate the need for an egg(s) used in regular rice pudding. For my other post on Chia go here.
This also makes a tasty dessert!