Sommerset Rice Bowl

So, ever since I ate this breakfast dish in South Africa (Sommerset West area to be specific), I’ve been dying to remake it at home.
Since I’m generally not a big breakfast person, mornings have been slipping by and this dish going unmade.
Whether I overslept, didn’t have some of the ingredients or we went out early, it just wasn’t happening !!

Well… today, that was fixed 😏

Now, this is an (easy) rice based breakfast and I know that may sound odd but trust me, its delicious, healthy and filling 😁

(Mom didn’t totally trust me… but now she’s a believer too, so go ahead, give it a shot πŸ˜‰)

Sommerset Rice Bowl

Serves 4


2 cups brown rice
3 cups water to cook rice with

5 large strawberries, sliced
2 small mangos, diced

1/2 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup almond slivers or slices
1/4 cup dried coconut

(fruit substitutable for preferred options… I ate it with papaya in South Africa but that isn’t my favourite fruit, so I changed it up here)


Place the rice and water into a pot and start it on high heat, bringing it to a boil.
Once it boils, cover it with a lid and turn down the heat to low/simmer for 20 minutes.

From there turn the heat off and let sit for another 10 minutes, without removing the lid.

As the rice cooks, you can take that time to prepare the fruits and set aside.

In a small pot ( I used a metal, 1 cup measuring cup) combine the peanut butter and honey and heat on low so they melt together and you can blend them into a nice, thick-ish paste.

Scoop 1, heaping cup of rice onto each plate.
Evenly dish out the sauce and cut up fruit, sprinkling the almonds and coconut over top of it all.


(There will probably be some rice left over but personally I always find uses for extra rice so hopefully you can tooπŸ˜‰)


As always, enjoy and let me know how you like it! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ΄

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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