Casein/Dairy FreeJune-July 2013

Rice Cereal with Hemp Seeds and Banana


This easy, dairy-free, gluten-free rice cereal features bananas and hemp seeds but don’t hesitate to top it with your favorite fruit and seeds. A drizzle of honey and maple syrup make it a sweet way to start your day. For a creamy topping, add a dollop of coconut yogurt.

3 cups cooked red rice
2 cups almond milk or milk of choice
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 large banana, thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. In a medium pot, combine red rice, almond milk or milk of choice, honey and maple syrup over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.

2. Transfer mixture to four bowls. Top with hemp seeds, sliced banana and ground cinnamon. Serve warm.

Each serving contains 297 calories, 5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 13g sugars, 7g protein, 34 Est GL.

Amie Valpone ( is a personal chef, culinary nutritionist, recipe developer, food photographer and writer specializing in simple, allergy-friendly, clean recipes for the home cook.

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