Milk and Rice Soup



  • 1 cup regular long grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 1/2 cups fat-free milk (if lactose intolerant, substitute Lactaid or soymilk)
  • 2 tablespoons agave or honey


  1. Heat rice and water to boiling in a saucepan; reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Let stand about 10 minutes or until cool enough to eat.
  2. Completely mash bananas in a medium bowl. Stir in cooked rice, milk, and agave/honey. Serve immediately, cover and refrigerate remaining soup.


4 servings


Ghosh, Kris. Betty Crocker's Living with Cancer Cookbook, 2002.

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  • Nutrition Tip

    Diarrhea may have several causes, including radiation, chemotherapy, infection, food sensitivities, and emotional upset. During the diarrhea, food passes quickly through the bowel before your body has a chance to absorb enough vitamins, minerals, and fluid.

    As a result, diarrhea causes an excess loss of fluids and nutrients, and can lead to dehydration.

    The rice and bananas in this recipe are two types of foods that are easily tolerated by the body and can therefore prevent diarrhea.

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