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?Print
Breakfast Rice Bowl with Dried Plums, Pears & Almonds
- 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
- 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.
- Remove from heat and fluff rice with a fork.
- Gently mix in almonds and pear.
- Before serving, drizzle honey on top of each bowlful.
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!