Savory Brown Rice Farina

Course: Breakfasts
Difficulty: Easy
Pulse Type: Dry Peas
Specialty Diet: Gluten Free
Nutrition: 500 calories or less, 7g+ protein
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving


  • 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


  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. While the brown rice cereal is boiling, pour the egg whites into a non-stick pan.
  4. Once the brown rice is boiled, the egg white is cooked, and the cauliflower is ground — pour them into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add in your scoop of pea protein and keep mixin’.
  6. 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.
  7. Optional: Top with a bit of sesame or olive oil, flax seeds, or tahini to take this bowl to the next level!
  8. 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!