We are sure you have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. Starting your morning with a hearty breakfast sets the tone for the day ahead. It provides you with the essential fuel needed to kickstart your metabolism and keep you energized throughout the morning. The benefits that breakfast brings are significant, that’s why Mahatma® Rice is here to guide you through the wonderful world of breakfast as well as providing you with recipe ideas to get your day started right!

Benefits of Starting Your Day with Breakfast

  1. Improved Energy Levels: Having a balanced breakfast replenishes your glycogen stores, providing you with immediate energy to power through your day.
  2. Enhanced Concentration and Focus: Breakfast fuels your brain, improving cognitive function and helping you stay alert and focused throughout the day.
  3. Weight Management: Eating breakfast helps regulate appetite, reducing the chances of overeating later in the day and promoting weight management.
  4. Nutritional Boost: Breakfast is an excellent opportunity to introduce essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber into your diet through foods like fruits, whole grains, and dairy products.
  5. Better Physical Performance: A well-rounded breakfast enhances muscle recovery and provides the necessary nutrients for optimal physical performance, whether at work or during exercise.

Delicious Rice Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Bowls

Sweet

Whether you are looking for a savory or a sweet option, Mahatma® Rice has got all the bases covered for a variety of rice bowl recipes. For those of you looking to start your day off on the sweeter side, our Easy Spiced Breakfast Rice Bowl is a great option. Use your leftover jasmine rice to start the recipe. Spices like nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, cinnamon, and brown sugar combine to create this deliciously sweet and creamy rice bowl, which is cooked to perfection in condensed milk. Finished off with whipped cream, coconut shavings, homemade maple butter, and fresh berries, your breakfast would make even your favorite brunch restaurant jealous. #Playwithyourfood and customize the recipe. Granola, chocolate shavings, fruits, or nuts are just a few of the options to choose from.

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Easy Spiced Breakfast Rice Bowl

Another sweet option is this Tropical Jasmine Rice with Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. A tropical take on your typical breakfast bowl will help you start the day off right. This sweet breakfast dish with tropical fruits, a flavorful rice mixture, and coconut milk will make you feel like you are visiting the islands. Imagine a combination of fresh pineapple and mango, banana slices, and savory coconut flakes with jasmine rice and quinoa, with a hint of honey, cinnamon, and salt. When you add vanilla extract, your breakfast bowl becomes fit for a king or queen. It’s also a terrific idea to pack up this amazing tropical dish for the following day. Prepare this breakfast dish the night before for a hassle-free morning.

Tropical Jasmine Quinoa breakfast Bowl
Tropical Jasmine Rice with Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

Savory

Have something more on the savory side in mind? Try our Jasmine Rice & Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. Made with sliced avocado, baby spinach, poached eggs, and diced sweet potatoes. Another savory option is this Turmeric Breakfast Bowl. This cornucopia-filled rice bowl uses our Premium Mahatma® Jasmine Rice, Red & Wild Rice Blend, and a superfood boost of turmeric. Serve with cooked eggs, creamy avocado, and sweet potatoes for a filling breakfast that will last you the entire day. Add some pumpkin seeds on top for a tantalizing crunch.

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Turmeric Breakfast Rice Bowl

Hearty Breakfast Options

If you are craving the classic eggs and bacon breakfast that will fill you to the brim, Mahatma® Rice has a few options for you to try. This Grated Egg Breakfast Rice Plate is ready in only 15 minutes and is filled with Yukon gold potatoes, yellow onions, guacamole, bacon, cheese, and eggs. #Playwithyourfood and swap out the cheddar cheese for a vegan option, or try a different delicious Mahatma® Rice variety. 

If you are looking for another classic egg breakfast option, try our Chorizo and Rice Breakfast Scramble. This scrambled egg masterpiece is not to be missed if you have a weakness for chorizo. Though we wouldn’t go so far as to claim it’s superior to Huevos Rancheros, it’s definitely close, and it tastes amazing when wrapped in a warm tortilla and topped with fresh avocado slices. Want to try a new variety of rice in this recipe? We suggest using our fragrant Thai Jasmine Rice as it is also long grain and perfect for this scramble recipe.

Grab and Go Breakfast 

If you are in a hurry but still want to have a delicious breakfast, then you must try our Breakfast Smoothie with Rice and Peanut Butter. This hearty breakfast smoothie with rice and peanut butter is a delightful and easy way to start your day, and it’s ideal for hectic mornings. For a filling breakfast on the run, blend the ingredients together and pour into a cup, and you’re ready to go. It’s prepared using our Mahatma® Ready To Serve White Jasmine Rice and will be ready in a flash. Mix with your preferred fruit and peanut butter for a taste explosion. Coconut milk gives this rice milkshake a thicker consistency and a subtle taste boost. You may also combine the rice with your favorite plant-based milk, almond milk, or coconut water, if you’d like. 

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Breakfast Smoothie with Rice and Peanut Butter

Fruity Breakfast


This filling Breakfast Basmati Rice with Bananas, which uses basmati rice, is perfect to have as a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast served with a warm cup of coffee. Or if you are in the mood for delicious crepes, we have just the recipe to try: our Street Fair Rice Crepes with Tropical Fruit. For these street-fair-inspired and food festival-inspired rice crepes, we suggest creating your own blend of tropical and cooling fruits, such as mango, pineapple, and kiwi. Cut into little pieces, mix in the fruits, then mix in a splash of fresh lime juice to intensify the taste.

Sprinkle some granola and chopped almonds or nuts on top of the crepe for a delicious and filling breakfast. To enjoy this meal to the fullest, serve it with maple syrup.

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Street Fair Rice Crepes with Tropical Fruit

Tips for Making the Perfect Breakfast with Rice

When it comes to preparing a delicious breakfast with rice, there are a few tips and considerations to keep in mind. Whether you’re using leftover rice or cooking fresh rice specifically for breakfast, these tips will help you create a satisfying and flavorful meal. Additionally, incorporating other ingredients and flavors can enhance the overall taste and presentation of your rice breakfast. Here are some pointers to ensure a successful breakfast experience:

Using Leftover Rice vs. Cooking Fresh Rice

If you have leftover rice from the previous night’s dinner, it can be a convenient and time-saving option for your breakfast. Simply reheat the rice in a pan or microwave before incorporating it into your recipe. The texture of leftover rice tends to be slightly drier, making it ideal for fried rice dishes or rice bowls. On the other hand, if you prefer freshly cooked rice, prepare it in the morning using either a rice cooker or stovetop method. This will result in softer and more tender rice, perfect for creamy rice pudding or as a base for various toppings.

Incorporating Other Ingredients and Flavors

One of the exciting aspects of breakfast with rice is the ability to experiment with different ingredients and flavors and #playwithyourfood. Consider adding protein such as scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, or even sautéed tofu to your rice breakfast for an extra boost of nutrients and flavor. 

Fresh herbs like cilantro or green onions can add a vibrant touch, while spices such as garlic, ginger, or chili flakes can provide a hint of heat and complexity. Don’t forget to explore the richness of umami with ingredients like soy sauce, sesame oil, or fish sauce to elevate the overall taste profile of your rice dish. Additionally, incorporating seasonal vegetables, such as sautéed spinach or roasted butternut squash, can add color and texture to your breakfast creation.

The possibilities are endless, allowing you to enjoy a fulfilling and satisfying meal to start your day off right. Check out more recipe inspiration on our recipe page

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