Hot Cream of Rice Cereal made with the Wondermill Jr. Deluxe

I remember growing up and my mom would fix the boxed Cream of Rice Cereal for me.  As a matter of fact, I had some of it when I went to visit her last time. Ah the comforts of a childhood memory and the warm tasty treat of ‘love in a bowl’ was just about to over take me and transport me to simpler times …until…. I flipped over the box and just about flipped out of mind mind!

Being grown and somewhat of a ‘food detective’ it was only habit. Why oh why could I not stay blissfully unaware?  But… now I know.  Uncle Ben smiled at me with his steamy bowl of Gluten Free Hot Cream of Rice Cereal. All the while, unbeknownst to me, in it was also: Ferric orthophosphate (also known as iron phosphate, is an inorganic chemical containing iron) and Hydrochloride, just to name a few extra ‘bonus’ ingredients.  I just want RICE in my Hot Cream of Rice Cereal.  Seriously?

Then I wondered if that was something that could even be done?  Yes.  Yes it can!

BWHG-MGH Cream of Rice 2You can mill whole grain rice (white or brown) in the Wondermill Jr. Deluxe to achieve the same coarseness as the boxed imposter and simply cook it with twice the amount of liquid and cook for twice as long.  Stir upon occasion to keep from clumping and you’re golden. (see chart below and double liquid and time)

Simple enough! There you go.

But what if you want that ‘instant’ gratification of the childhood favorite but don’t want BWHG-MGH Cream of Rice 1all the additives and ‘enriching’?  Problem solved.  Simply dehydrate your cooked rice in a dehydrater and mill in the WMJD to the coarseness you desire.  Then you can use the same Rice Cereal to Liquid ratio as “instant rice cereal’ (see chart below).

When done the possibilities for toppings are endless!  From bananas and coconut shreds to my favorites, raisins and nuts and all the other savory or sweet options that await.

This comfort food doesn’t have to have uncomfortable ingredients to be instant and enjoyable again.

So enJOY!


Stove Top Directions 1 Serving 2 Servings 4 Servings
Water 1 Cup 2 Cups 4 cups
Sea Salt dash 1/2 tsp 3/4 tsp
Home-made Instant Cream of Rice Cereal 1/4 Cup 1/2 Cup 1 Cup
  1. Bring *water and salt to a  boil.
  2. Gradually ad Home-made Instant (or Fresh Milled) Rice Cereal . stirring constantly with wire whisk until well blended.
  3. Return to a boil.  Then reduce heat to low; simmer, *uncovered, 30 seconds or until thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 1 minute. Stir well before serving.

*For Fresh-milled (not pre-cooked and dehydrated) double the water but nothing else.  Also cover rather than uncovered and set a timer to stir every 5 minutes while it is on low until all the liquid has cooked into the cereal (approx. 15-20 minutes). Then follow remaining instructions.

BWHG-MGH Cream of Rice 3

I hope you’ll enjoy this easy to create instant or from scratch warm memory with your family some morning soon!

Best Blessings!

Donna Miller


Stove Top Directions 1 Serving 2 Servings 4 Servings
Water 1 Cup 2 Cups 4 cups
Sea Salt dash 1/2 tsp 3/4 tsp
Home-made Instant Cream of Rice Cereal 1/4 Cup 1/2 Cup 1 Cup

About Donna Miller

Donna Miller is a believer and follower of The Risen Messiah, the wife of 30 years to the love of her life Joseph, and the mother of three, amazing home-school graduates. She’s now been further blessed, as her family has grown with the additions of a daughter-in-law and a new son-in-law.

The Millers are the owners of Millers Grain House, the founders of PREPARE Magazine and the Organizers of the WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC.

Donna is the hostess of the three popular internet radio podcasts: “Surviving on Shoestrings”, “The Back to Basics Kitchen” and “Your Preparation Station” found on Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and iTunes. She also hosts a popular YouTube Channel that she hopes will help encourage others to enJOY playing with healthy food and saving money.

Donna is a sought-after speaker and trainer, a published author and a freelance writer for multiple blog and recipe sites. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats and also travels to teach hands-on lost skills to others.

Donna’s deepest desire through all of these endeavors is that God be Glorified as she shares. Her mission is to help “prepare you and your kitchen with tools, tips, skills and encouragement.”

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