German Sweet Rice



What is the first thing that comes to mind when you have a ton of leftover rice? I could bet that it probably wouldn’t be breakfast. Today I present a super simple breakfast using leftover rice. I can’t take credit for this though. German Sweet Rice is something I learned from my mother and she learned of it from her Grandmother. I’m not certain if this is an actual German dish but I do know that my Great-Grandmother was German. It sure would have been nice to know her. She passed away right before I was born. My mom talks about her every now and then and from what she tells me we have quite a bit in common.

I suppose you could make fresh rice for this if you feel like spending the time to do so. The only occasion we ate this growing up was when we had leftover rice so it became a rare treat. I wouldn’t want to ruin that by making a fresh batch. I happened to have a ton of brown rice leftover from making Isa’s Mango Fried Rice the other day. It was just begging to be made into a tasty quick breakfast. I decided to top it with a sliced banana. Berries or peaches would also be a wonderful choice.

Depending upon how hungry you are this serves 2-4


  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Fruit for topping (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan, except for fruit.
  2. Heat on medium to medium/high for about 10 minutes or until just under boiling. Do not bring to a rolling boil.
  3. Taste to see if you would like for agave or cinnamon.
  4. Serve warm, top with fruit, and enjoy!

5 thoughts on “German Sweet Rice

  1. This is indeed a German dish 🙂 You can serve it as a main dish or as a dessert. Easiest way is to use some risotto rice and just cook with a lot of milk and some sugar. We traditionally eat it with cinnamon and sugar and apple sauce. Yummy :))) I love your idea to eat it for breakfast!!! Greetings from Germany! Henny 🙂

    • Gut zu wissen! Danke. I love learning new things. I hope to visit my ancestor’s home of Germany some day. I need to brush up on my German. I forgot most of what I learned in high school since I had no one to talk to.

  2. This looks wonderful. I love rice-puddings and even dedicated a separate album for different versions of rice puddings from different cultures. I live in Israel and since we are a melting pot of Jewish immigrants who returned to their land after years in exile, they brought along with them various cuisine styles: My Romanian grandmother made a version of Orez cu Lapte, my Turkish neighbor makes her version of Sutlach, another neighbor who was born in Egypt maker HER version with ground rice etc…

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