Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chocolaty Black Rice Breakfast Pudding & A GIVEAWAY

We have been enjoying the black rice I picked up at Costco a few weeks ago. Often there are leftovers. In the past, I would heat up the rice, season it with sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice vinegar and top it with an over-easy egg. However, since I confirmed that eggs don’t sit well with me, I don’t eat this dish anymore. So I have been looking for other ways to eat the leftover rice in the morning.

And I found that I very much enjoy a simple rice pudding made with the leftover rice. Plus, it’s quick and comes together in ten minutes.

Chocolaty Black Rice Breakfast Pudding

  • 1 cup leftover black rice (or other rice)
  • 1/4 cup liquid (milk, almond milk, or a mixture of milk and water) – if the rice is very dry, add some more liquid
  • 1/2 tsp Chocolate NuStevia, more if you like it extra sweet and chocolaty
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs dried fruit (I used one date, chopped)
  • 1 Tbs nuts (I used raw cashews, chopped)

  1. Add the liquid and the rice to a saucepan and heat over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the chocolate NuStevia drops, cinnamon, and dried fruit and mix well. Cook for a few more minutes so that the flavors come together.
  3. Serve and top with nuts.

It’s certainly not the prettiest dish in the world, but the rice pudding has a slight chocolate flavor, and I very much enjoy the different textures of the rice, the date pieces, and the nuts.

New NuStevia Products & Giveaway

A few weeks ago, NuStevia contacted me to let me know about their new flavors:
  • Lemon NuStevia Liquid
  • Orange NuStevia Liquid
  • Peppermint NuStevia Liquid
  • Chocolate NuStevia Liquid
  • PreSweet Tagatose, an all-natural sweetener alternative
I was excited when my new flavors and some old favorites arrived (I have been known to hide the Vanilla Stevia Liquid drops from hubby…) and made chocolate milk right away.

NuNaturals has offered a generous giveaway to (4) four of my readers anywhere in the world, and each will receive the following: one bottle of each of the Lemon / Orange / Peppermint Flavored Stevia Liquids, plus the new chocolate stevia liquid.

Currently, NuNaturals has some great deals online. At the checkout page, enter discount code BLG0613 and you’ll receive a  15% discount on your entire order. This discount remains effective until  June 30, 2013. Online customers also receive free shipping to the continental U.S. on all orders exceeding $35.00 after discounts.

How to Enter:

Each of the following, will get you one entry:
  1. Leave a comment and let me know which flavor you are most excited to try.
  2. Like Andrea’s Wellness Notes’ Facebook Page. Leave a comment to let me know you did.
  3. Like NuNaturals’ Facebook Page. Leave a comment to let me know you did.
  4. Tweet about the giveaway. Leave a comment to let me know you did. 
The giveaway is open until Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. PST. After that time, I will announce the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me. If a winner doesn’t contact me, I will select a new winner. After I have collected the winners’ information, I will forward it to NuNaturals, and they will ship the products directly to the winners.

Be well,


  1. I actually use the NuNatural's vanilla extract and I love it.

    Love your dish! I've never seen black rice before!

  2. Now I wonder why I never thought of that!

  3. Hi Andrea! Yes, I love little sweeteners and would love to win some. I am especially interested in the NuNatural's orange flavor, probably because I don't have orange flavoring and can think of a bunch of foods to throw it on or in, including tea.

    Lovely when a giveaway is something that isn't fattening. :D

    :-) Marion

    1. The orange flavor would be good in tea!

  4. Great recipe and great giveaway, the new chocolate stevia sounds fantastic!!

  5. What a great idea of using black rice to make rice pudding. I don't like conventional rice pudding because it lacks texture, but I'm sure I"ll like this one! :)

    So many new flavors of Nunaturals! I love their products, I'm intrigued with the chocolate flavor, so I'll choose that one.

  6. Creative way to turn your rice into a sweet breakfast instead of savory!
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I really love NuNaturals products, ESPECIALLY their chocolate drops. I love adding it to smoothies.

    I will Tweet
    I will also "like" their FB page and yours (didn't know you had one! OR...maybe I already like it??)

    1. Yes, the chocolate drops are awesome! :)

  7. WOW.
    and surprised how fab it looks to me :)

  8. Replies
    1. I used the peppermint drops in a raw chocolate/nut dessert and it tasted great!

  9. I just liked your page. I didn't realize you had started one - yay for you!

  10. And, I just liked NuNaturals page as well. Thanks!

  11. I would have never thought of making a breakfast pudding with black rice. It looks fantastic. I would love to try NuNaturals especially the lemon. Sounds refreshing.

    1. Thanks! The lemon drops are nice.

  12. I liked the NuNaturals FB page.

  13. It probably is very good but the combination breakfast and rice hasn't landed in my brain yet. Maybe I should step out of my comfort zone and try something like this once.

    1. I started eating rice for breakfast after I met my husband, and I now love it.

  14. I'd love to try the chocolate drops.

  15. i really want to try the chocolate stevia!

  16. and i like nunaturals on facebook too!

  17. Interesting recipe Andrea, I never thought is adding chocolate flavor in rice pudding, even less black rice...
    I hope you are having a great week :)

  18. My FAVORITE stevia brand along with their other products!!! I have been blogging about them for at least 2 years. LOVE their products!!!

    Great recipes! That choc stevia is cool! I like the tagatose too! New flavors coming out that I saw at Expo West!

    1. I think I saw Cherry in the Expo West photos? Can't wait to try it...

  19. I would love to try the peppermint.

  20. I tweeted:
    Debbie ‏@hlthyrunningmom
    NuNaturals has offered a generous giveaway to (4) readers, and each will receive: one bottle of 4 liquid stevia flavors.

  21. I've never had black rice before. The rice pudding sounds tasty.

  22. I have never had black rice! The color alone has got me intrigued. YUM!

  23. I'd want to try the peppermint! I'm having a giveway too ;)

  24. I already liked your FB page. Does that count?

  25. heather: I think i'd like to try the chocolate but they all sound interesting.