RICE PUDDING

Rice pudding is one of the most comforting British desserts and a great afternoon treat. I try to avoid refined sugar as much as possible, so we will use a good quality honey instead. This recipe is quick to prepare and takes only 45 minutes to bake but don’t forget to double the time if you are making a bigger batch for the family.

I love to make the most of the seasonal ingredients so this time I made it with the sweet and tangy blackberry compote – it combines perfectly with a creamy texture of the rice pudding.

 

RICE PUDDING WITH BLACKBERRY COMPOTE

(serves 2)

INGREDIENTS:

For the rice pudding:
• 1 tbsp coconut oil (for greasing)
• 450 ml whole fat milk
• 1 tbsp good quality honey
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 1 cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
• freshly grated nutmeg
• 1 vanilla pod
• 50 g short-grain pudding rice

For the blackberry compote:
• 100 g blackberries
• 2 tbsp honey
• 2 tbsp lemon juice

METHOD:

• Preheat the oven to 150 ºC and grease a small baking dish with coconut oil.
• Place the milk, honey, cinnamon, ginger, and generous grating of nutmeg into in a large pot. Scrape in the seeds of vanilla pod and heat the whole mixture until simmering.
• Rinse the rice under cold water and place into previously prepared baking dish and cover with the milk mixture. Stir to make sure all the ingredients are nicely combined.
• Bake for 45 minutes and stir it couple of times to make sure the rice cooks evenly.
• 10 minutes before taking the pudding out of the oven, place blackberries and honey in a small pan over a medium heat and cook them for around 2 minutes until soften. Add the lemon juice.
• Serve hot or cold, topped with the blackberry compote.