Delicious recipes for classic rice pudding and updated variations.
Vanilla seeds add lovely perfumed speckles to this creamy toothsome classic. This pudding stiffens as it cools, so you might want to stir in more milk before serving.
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Gobble up this sweet rice pudding as soon as it's ready, because it thickens and loses its creaminess quickly. The half vanilla bean we call for in the ingredient list should be halved crosswise; if you halve it lengthwise, the moist seeds of the unused half will quickly dry out and lose their flavour.
Baked rice pudding tends to be firmer than the stove-top variety, and here its custard top adds luxurious richness.
The hint of spice adds just the right amount of flavour to this ever-popular simple dessert. You can add 2 tbsp (25 mL) golden raisins or cranberries, or garnish with a sprinkle of toasted sliced almonds. If you want to serve it cold, just add 1/4 cup (50 mL) more milk.
This treatment of an ever-popular homey favourite turns it into an upscale treat.
Bring water to a boil in a heavy medium-sized saucepan. Stir in salt and rice. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed (about 12 minutes...
Wild rice is native to Canada, and it's an important part of the nation's food history. Using a blend of brown and wild rice, such as Lundberg Wild Blend, gives this classic dessert a
boost of fibre and a slight chewiness. If you love ginger, top the pudding with extra crystallized ginger.
It might come as a surprise that one of the most popular desserts in such an elegant restaurant as Canoe is a homey rice pudding -- fancied up, of course.
Cooking the rice in milk makes a pudding that's creamy even with lowfat 1% or 2% milk. Dried fruits, especially apricots, add extra calcium; you can also use prunes, figs or dates. The pudding will thicken as it cools; if it gets too thick, stir in a little extra milk.
Gail is a lover of South Asian sweets, such as this traditional rice pudding called Firni that has a base of rice flour and accents of pistachios and rose water. Rose water is a delicate flavouring that is available at South Asian specialty stores.
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