Full Bowl, Blank Canvas: How to Create Your Cream of Wheat Bowl Masterpiece

Not sure how to use a box of Cream of Wheat in your pantry? Just fire up your imagination! Every bowl of Cream of Wheat is a blank canvas, and it’s up to you how you want to enjoy it on any given day.

Close your eyes and think about the possibilities. Do you want to enjoy your bowl of cream of wheat with a pat of butter and a dash of cinnamon, just like your grandma used to make it, or are you in the mood for a savory breakfast? Maybe a quick, nutritious way to fuel your workout?

Cream of Wheat and Cream of Rice can be your blank canvas for any of these possibilities and more. With so many options, it’s clear why these products have been pantry staples since 1893.

Want some inspiration to start creating your own signature Cream of Wheat bowl? We’ve got you covered:

Start your day with a breakfast that’s sweet and savory.

Cream of Wheat is the perfect starting point for a comforting breakfast that’s packed with five essential vitamins. The best part? You never have to decide if you want a sweet or savory breakfast, because a bowl of Cream of Wheat breakfast can do it all.

Top your Cream of Wheat with a soft-boiled egg, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, and a drizzle of maple syrup. The combination of creamy yolk, salty bacon, melty cheese, and rich maple syrup is a tantalizing blend of flavors and textures, giving you the satisfying start to your morning that you deserve.

Use as the base for your produce that’s about to go bad.

Cream of Wheat and its sister product Cream of Rice are fantastic, nutrient-dense bases for dishes that help you use-up the produce that’s about to wilt in your crisper drawer.

Got some fruit that’s on its last leg? Mix it into a bowl of Cream of Wheat for a tasty breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up—and add some fresh herbs like mint or a drizzle of honey for extra flavor.

Bought more vegetables than you realized? Roast them up and toss them atop a bowl of Cream of Rice. The bowl will feel hearty and satisfying despite being gluten and cholesterol-free, and will also add Vitamin D, calcium, and iron to your meal. You can add your favorite leftover protein and a sauce like chimichurri to elevate the bowl and ensure it’s a meal the whole family will crave.

Fuel your sweat sessions.

Want muscles like The Rock? Then break out the Cream of Rice. He—and tons of other athletes, from professional bodybuilders to weekend warriors — frequently incorporate Cream of Rice into their pre- and post-workout meals.

It’s possible you won’t be eating quite as much Cream of Rice as that famous actor since he’s been known to down as many as five packets before his gym sessions, plus a lean meat and some eggs. But even if your biceps don’t measure up to the pros, Cream of Rice is still a great ingredient to reach for as exercise prep.

Cream of Rice is packed with five essential vitamins. And since it’s individually packaged and easy to whip up on your stove top in just 2.5 minutes, you’re not wasting time counting out measurements or cooking while you could be pumping iron.

Let every member of your family create their own Cream of Wheat masterpiece.

Sick of cooking several meals each night for all the different eaters in your household? Just let every member of your fam start with a bowl of Cream of Rice or Cream of Wheat, set out some toppings, and have everyone kick-off the Masterpiece challenge!

Maybe you throw some leftover fish and fresh herbs on a bowl of Cream of Rice for a light, gluten-free dinner that fills you up without weighing you down. Another family member could gobble down a bowl with cheddar cheese, broccoli, and sour cream—the loaded baked potato version of Cream of Rice. Or maybe someone wants to just keep it comforting and simple, with Cream of Wheat topped with a simple pat of butter and garlic salt.

No matter the toppings your family chooses, it’s a way of bringing the family together to share a meal (even if you’re not sharing all the ingredients). If you’re not too busy chowing down, you can start a friendly debate about who has the best toppings, or do a fun taste test of everyone’s Cream of Wheat or Cream of Rice bowl concoctions.

Make sure you’re ready for all these meals and more by stocking your pantry with Cream of Rice and Cream of Wheat today! Use our handy Where to Buy tool to locate Cream of Wheat and Cream of Rice products near you. And don’t forget to visit our Recipes section to see fun and nutritious Cream of Rice and Cream of Wheat recipes that your whole family will enjoy for snacks and meals throughout the day.