Having rice for dessert may not sound too good to many Americans, but there are many rice dessert varieties well-loved in many parts of the world including Asia and Latin America. A taste of rice pudding is enough to convince you that rice is not just for savory numbers.
Creamiest Rice Pudding (Sprinkle Some Sugar)
Sprinkle Some Sugar has a great recipe called Creamiest Rice Pudding, which is a good one to try out if you're craving for something rich and creamy. The dessert is pretty much very easy to make, owing its creamy consistency to milk, egg yolks and half and half. This is so rich, it's almost like your eating super thick eggnog!
"I added cinnamon into my pudding, that’s optional, but it’s my favorite. I also added a bit of brown sugar, which you don’t normally find in rice pudding but it compliments the cinnamon flavor so well."
- 3/4 cup uncooked white rice (I used minute rice)
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tbs granulated sugar
- 1 tbs light brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tbs unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Rice Pudding (Simply Recipes)
If you're looking for a beginner's rice dessert recipe, you might want to start with this Rice Pudding post from Simply Recipes. It's rice pudding at its simplest - rice, milk, egg and sugar. The added cinnamon, raisins and vanilla extract makes this dessert a lot more exciting, but you may also opt to put your favorite toppings like nuts or dried fruits.
"Classic, creamy rice pudding! Boiled rice with milk, cream, egg, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins."
- 2 1/2 cups (600 ml) of whole milk
- 1/3 cup (66 grams) of uncooked short grain white rice
- Pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/3 cup (40 grams) raisins
Read more: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/rice_pudding/#ixzz4tlf8D2sc
Easy Middle Eastern Rice Pudding (The Mediterranean Dish)
If you're looking for a dessert to cap off a Mediterranean dinner, this Easy Middle Eastern Rice Pudding from The Mediterranean Dish might just be the perfect number to satisfy your sweet tooth! This creamy concoction owes its flavors to vanilla, cloves and cinnamon. Three kinds of dairy makes this dessert super rich and creamy.
"This easy Middle Eastern rice pudding recipe is a new favorite in my household! It’s a basic stove-top rice pudding infused with vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves. Make the garnish or toppings your own, or use honey and crushed nuts like I do."
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup half and half (or heavy cream, if you prefer)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2cinnamon sticks
- 6 whole cloves
- 1 cup medium grain rice
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup water, more as needed
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- Ground cinnamon for serving
- Honey for serving
- Crushed pistachios and walnuts for serving
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
It's best to use short-grain rice or glutinous rice for rice puddings. These types of rice make richer and stickier pudding than others.
Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.