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Travis Post's Family Meal at bklyn larder

December 2, 2009 • 3 Comments

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-Helen

In a professional kitchen, you rarely find someone who enjoys getting up before noon. This Power Breakfast is something simple, delicious, quick and healthy for those of us who need to start work before we actually wake up.

I started making this granola dish a couple of years ago, as part of my quest to find out how many ways brown rice can be enjoyed. Combining brown rice with granola gives you whole grains that keep you going throughout the morning -- not to mention a warm, sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy meal, all in about a minute. And this tastes good both right away or later in day while prepping in the kitchen. Without further ado, here is the recipe that many franny’s and bklyn larder employees and I have started our days with!

Brown Rice and Granola Power Breakfast

Serves 1

  • 1 cup leftover brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, raisins or cherries
  • 1/4 cup granola (preferably Early Bird, due to it's olive oil and salty nature)
  • 1-2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  1. Throw the rice and dried fruit in the microwave for 1 minute, top with granola and syrup or honey.
  2. Move along with your day.
(The Early Bird granola that Travis likes to use is available here.)

Comments (3)

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over 4 years ago dymnyno

I will try it with my granola...I always use olive oil too...adds an extra flavor of fruit (of the olive). Does the mix harden like a power bar when cool?

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over 4 years ago eatboutique

I presume this would work just as well with my own homemade granola yes? I'll just make it a bit saltier and use olive oil. Thanks for sharing this!

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Sure, why not? I like the idea of adding some salt and olive oil.