Friday, 10 April 2009

Lovely Rice Pudding

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's crying with all her might and main,
And she won't eat her dinner - rice pudding again -
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
A.A. Milne

This is a lovely rice pudding that we have every once in a while, the recipe says to use either calrose or other short grain rice, but I've used long grain and Arborio rice and it is still very nice, I've even made it with some leftover Basmati rice.

Coconut Rice Pudding

3/4 cup calrose or other short grain rice
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup canned coconut cream
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
water if needed
1/4 cup lightly toasted dessicated coconut

First, precook the rice by bringing to the boil a large pot of water and adding the rice. Simmer the rice for about 15 minutes until perfectly tender, then drain through a sieve. Put the sweetened condensed milk, coconut cream and dessicated coconut into a medium saucepan and slowly bring to the boil while stirring. Add the drained, cooked rice. Stir constantly while you simmer over a low heat for about 5 minutes to form a soft, creamy mixture. Sprinkle with toasted coconut after scooping onto plates.

Serves 4 (or two, quite greedy people)

This recipe was originally from an Asian recipe by Martin Yan who made it with glutinous rice, then Lois Daish found that it worked well with short grain rice. Now I'm wondering what it would be like made with sago.

If you make this pudding ahead of time, you will need to moisten it with a little more coconut cream, sweetened condensed milk or water when you warm it up.

It is very nice served with sweet pineapple, fresh mandarin or orange segments, or as we are having tonight, sliced bananas macerated in lime juice.

I've also used coconut milk instead of coconut cream (light versions as well) and skim sweetened condensed milk, and instead of sprinkling with coconut, I've used toasted, slivered almonds.

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's perfectly well and she hasn't a pain,
And it's lovely rice pudding for dinner again!
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
A.A. Milne

1 comment:

  1. Hello Pip
    Might try this - it looks loverly and sweet and different
    Take care


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