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,