Bethenny Frankel’s “Healthy Brown Rice Breakfast” Recipe: A Review

Bethenny Frankel’s Healthy Brown Rice Breakfast is a simple healthy way to break up the breakfast menu monotony using items you probably already have in your kitchen pantry. Last week I picked out a couple of recipes I wanted to try off of Bethenny Frankel’s website, one of them was an incredibly quick and healthy breakfast recipe called HealthyBrown Rice Breakfast. Though I do love rice, when I saw the recipe title I wondered where Frankel was going to go with that because other than the occasional leftover fried rice from the previous night’s Chinese dinner, I can’t think of many breakfast recipes that incorporate brown rice. Intrigued, I copied the recipe and planned to give it a try.

Bethenny Frankel’s Healthy Brown Rice Breakfast: The Recipe

Ingredients:

Half cup brown rice
Quarter cup soy milk
Half teaspoon cinnamon
One tablespoon dried cranberries or raisins
One teaspoon sliced almonds
One tablespoon maple syrup

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Combine all of the above ingredients into a pan and heat over medium heat.

Bethenny Frankel’s HealthyBrown Rice Breakfast: My Variation on the Recipe

Since I didn’t have maple syrup or sliced almonds, I substituted regular pancake syrup (not as healthy but will work in a pinch) for the maple syrup and a few nut and oat clusters from my granola cereal for the sliced almonds. I didn’t follow the measurements on the ingredients except for the soy milk, eyeballing it seemed to work just fine on this simple recipe.

Bethenny Frankel’s HealthyBrown Rice Breakfast: Taste Test

I absolutely loved the idea of this easy recipe and loved the taste even more; it was soft, warm, and cinnamon spiced with a touch of sweet from the syrup and cranberries. Frankel’s Healthy Brown Rice Breakfast is a great twist to the standard breakfast oatmeal and would provide a perfect winter weather breakfast, though it is still quite tasty even in hot summer months. I give this recipe five out of five stars.

If you feel like your breakfasts are getting a bit dull and tedious or would just like a new healthy and yummy recipe, give Frankel’s Healthy Brown Rice Breakfast a try.

Aroma AWK-161 Electric Water Kettle Review

The Aroma AWK-161 is a 1,500-watt electric water kettle. It’s useful for quickly boiling water to make coffee, oatmeal, or soup. The unit also has an integrated tea brewer. You can find this model for an average price of $40. Keep reading to learn about some of its other features.

Kettle

The Aroma AWK-161 electric kettle can hold up to 1 3/5 liters of water. It features a tempered-glass carafe so you can keep an eye on the water as it boils. There is also a locking lid to help prevent you from burning yourself.

Base

The Aroma AWK-161 kettle receives its power from a stationary base. The kettle itself isn’t fitted with a power cord. You can remove the kettle from its base so you can take your boiled water wherever you need it. While in the base, you can rotate the kettle a full 360 degrees.

Tea

The Aroma AWK-161 electric water kettle also offers an integrated stainless steel tea infuser. This feature is completely optional, since you don’t have to make tea when boiling water. After the water has boiled, you can use it to boil tea with ease. You can use either bagged tea or loose leaves.

Safety

After the Aroma AWK-161 has brought water to a boil, it will automatically turn off for safety reasons. This also means that there is no warming function, so you will need to reheat it if you don’t use it soon enough.

The unit will also shut off automatically if there is no water inside the kettle. There is also a cool-touch handle so you won’t get burned that way either.

Misc

The Aroma AWK-161 has an indicator light to let you know when the unit is powered on. You can also store the power cord in the base. There is also a decalcification filter.

The Aroma AWK-161 electric water kettle can accommodate up to 1 3/5 liters of water. After the water has been brought to a boil, the unit will shut down automatically. There is also an integrated tea infuser which accepts both loose leaves and bagged tea.