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Breakfast Rice Bowl with Dried Plums, Pears and Almonds

Breakfast Rice Bowl with Dried Plums, Pears and Almonds

Breakfast Rice Bowl with Dried Plums, Pears & Almonds

Disclaimer: I received a free box of Plum Amazins but did not receive any compensation for writing this post. My thoughts, opinions and recipe are my own.

I’ve been on a dried fruit + whole grain kick lately so I was intrigued when a box of Sunsweet Plum Amazins showed up on my doorstep. These diced dried plums (formally known as prunes) have 50% more fiber than raisins and dried cranberries. And since they also have less sugars, they are not overally sweet – in a good way – as they don’t overwhelm a dish. I threw a good handful into a pot of brown jasmine rice as it cooked and came up with this recipe. At first, I was going for some type of pilaf but after adding in almonds and cinnamon, I decide this would make a tasty morning dish – after adding in pears with a drizzle of honey. And as I’ve posted before, why not try other grains besides oatmeal for breakfast?

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Breakfast Rice Bowl with Dried Plums, Pears & Almonds

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Turn your typical rice bowl into breakfast with the addition of dried plums, pears and almonds.


  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup brown jasmine rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup diced dried plums (like Plum Amazins)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 large pear, cored and diced
  • Honey


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Rinse rice and add to pot with dried plums, butter, cinnamon and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover with lid and cook for 40 – 45 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and fluff rice with a fork.
  3. Gently mix in almonds and pear.
  4. Before serving, drizzle honey on top of each bowlful.

Breakfast Rice Bowl

Have you tried Plum Amazins yet? What is your favorite dried fruit and/or recipe you use it in?


Friday 24th of February 2012

What a great way to start the day!

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