Monday, December 29, 2014

The Classics Remixed : Coconut Rice Pudding with @SuccessRice #recipe

Rice Pudding is comfort food at its best. This twist on the traditional deli favourite uses coconut milk to warm the soul. It a really simple favourite recipe that is the ideal dessert after a spicy meal or served alone mid-afternoon when I'm feeling a bit homesick for San Diego.

Ingredients:

Torrey Pines State Reserve in La Jolla California 
1 1/2 cups cold unsalted cooked Success rice

3 cups whole milk

1/2 cup well stirred canned unsweetened coconut milk

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract    

                    

Simmer rice, milk, coconut milk and salt uncovered in medium (2 or 3 quart) heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Stir frequently until thickened, about 40 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract, serve warm.

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I've actually used non-fat milk as well as lactaid milk and have had positive results. The pudding was not as thick with these adjustments but it was still oh so delicious.

Make sure you are using coconut milk. I have heard stories of people who have used Cream of Coconut which is a canned sweetened product used often for making pina coladas - yuk!

Turbinado sugar, also called Raw Sugar is my sugar of choice. This minimally processed sugar comes from the same plants as the white sugar to which so many of us are accustomed but is brown in colour and many, including me, can taste the difference. My personal preference is Sugar In The Raw which obtains all of their sugar from Hawaii. I like the idea of supporting domestic agriculture and as well as preventing more land in the Aloha state from turning into condo farms.