Course Breakfasts
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Dry Peas
Specialty Diet Gluten Free
Recipe Contributed By The Balanced Blonde

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Savory Brown Rice Farina

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup farina, brown rice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup eggs, whites
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower, ground; about 1/5 of a head of cauliflower
  • 1 scoop protein powder, pea
  • 1 handful spinach, or any type of leafy green


  • 2 - 3 tbsps nutritional yeast


  • Grind cauliflower in a blender or heavy duty mixer. You will likely have to stick a spoon in and move it around quite a bit to get it ground all the way through, so be patient and keep blending while you begin steps 2 and 3!
  • Bring brown rice farina and water to a boil on the stovetop. It only takes about 3-4 minutes to boil all the way through, so keep your eye on it!
  • While the brown rice cereal is boiling, pour the egg whites into a non-stick pan.
  • Once the brown rice is boiled, the egg white is cooked, and the cauliflower is ground — pour them into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Add in your scoop of pea protein and keep mixin’.
  • Then, top with shredded spinach and a heavy helping of nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy flavor that is what makes this dish extra savory.
  • Optional: Top with a bit of sesame or olive oil, flax seeds, or tahini to take this bowl to the next level!
  • SWEET Option: If you prefer sweet breakfasts or snacks, you can sub the spinach and nutritional yeast for 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or any nut butter you choose), a handful of blueberries, and some honey or agave! You can even add dairy-free chocolate chips or cacao nibs!