Creamy Rice Porridge with Caramelized Pears

by Monica Gisella
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This creamy rice porridge is a wonderful, grounding breakfast perfect as a post workout meal or for a Sunday.

Since I know eating raw fruits with cereals is never a good idea for our digestion, I add the pear after it being properly cooked and with a beautiful golden color.

Try it and let me know how you like it!

Creamy rice Porridge With Caramelized Pear

Servings 4


  • 1 cup organic white basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3 dates
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • pinch of salt


  • Cook the rice with the 2 cups of water, the cinnamon stick, and the cloves.
  • Cut the dates in small chunks and cover them with boiling water. Mach them until you get a paste.
  • In the meantime, in a frying pan add the ghee and the pear cut in slices. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top and cover with a lid. Lower the heat and let it cook for about 10-12 minutes or until soft and caramelized.
  • When the rice is done, add the milk, the rose water, the date paste, and pinch of salt. Let it cook until the milk is reduced and it gets a thick consistency.
  • Serve in your favorite bowl and top with a few slices of caramelized pear, walnuts, and honey.

Discover your dominant dosha type here.

This can be the perfect tridoshic breakfast, but if feeling Kapha aggravated, replace the rice for millet. Or reduce the ratio of rice/water. You could also add half the ghee.

Enjoy slowly with a cup of spicy chai tea prepared in water.

You could eat this breakfast in two ways.

  1. Leaving the pear on top as you eat the porridge
  2. Mixing the pear with all of it before you even begin eating.

Anyways, chew well and put the cellphone away (unless to take a picture of how yummy it looks)

I know Ayurveda is all about eating fresh foods, and to be honest there is nothing like eating recently cooked meals. However, I also believe that when we have a hectic routine and time is an issue, it is preferable to cook in batches rather than to eat out or choose easier, but unhealthier options.

So, if you are busy in the mornings, cook the rice and make the date paste in advance and store in a glass container.

That way, you can still have a nourishing, wonderful, healthy breakfast even on the busiest of days.

Oh, and if pears are not your type of fruit, you could substitute them with:

  • Vata: Apricots, berries, kiwi
  • Pitta: Apple, raw coconut
  • Kapha: Raisins, cranberries

What about having a couple of marmalades ready in the fridge? You could make an entirely different tasting breakfast by just replacing the fruit.

Still having questions or unsure on how to start making sustainable changes that improve your quality of life? Or maybe wondering what other recipes are good for your body type? Comment below or DM me in my instagram page! I’ll be happy to help 🙂

Happy Healing!

Monica Gisella

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