This hearty breakfast rice bowl with banana is a traditional dish for many Mexican families combining sweet and savory to start your day off right. The aromatic Carolina® Basmati Rice adds a fragrant flavor and fluffy rice texture.
Rinse Basmati Rice in cool water until water runs clear. Drain any excess water.
Place the water and garlic in a blender and puree.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add the rice and sauté 1-2 minutes. Do not brown.
Add garlic water, salt and 1 parsley sprig. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.
Serve rice topped with bananas and remaining parsley sprig.
Start your day off with a great tasting and filling breakfast that will give you energy to live your best life. This porridge like rice breakfast is quite common in many different countries around the world. The carbohydrates from the rice grain helps to give you a morning boost of energy while the banana offers all of its fruity goodness and protein –that’s right, banana has its own protein! If you want to add in more higher protein dried fruits try chopped prunes, raisins and dates as well as nuts like almonds, pecans and hazelnuts. If you’re all about the protein breakfast bowl life, make sure to try this Fruit Rice and Quinoa Breakfast Bowl.
This dish may sound surprising with the flavors or garlic, parsley and olive oil but you’ll just have to trust us and try it out for yourself! The sweet banana flavor complements the savory rice all cooked together in the sauce pan. If you want to add an even sweeter taste, make sure to choose bananas that are beginning to brown, mash them together in a bowl and mix in with the rice. Save a small bit to slice on top for the presentation.