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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Brown Rice Pudding

Brown Rice Pudding with Strawberries

I always have friends emailing me requests for specific recipes. Sometimes I get to them right away...other times it takes me quite a bit longer depending on my mood. Two days ago, I got a request asking me for a brown rice pudding. I must admit, I had never even considered the idea before. I like rice pudding as much as the next person, but it's not something I make often because I never find myself with extra rice around. Usually if I have extra rice, it goes towards a fried rice recipe, but I was intrigued at making a pudding from it. Some of my all time favorite recipes come from ingredients I already have on hand and this pudding was no exception. I literally had everything in my kitchen so when I got off work a little earlier yesterday, I immediately set out to make this pudding. Most of the time spent on this recipe comes from cooking the brown rice, but if you already have cooked rice on hand, this comes together in mere minutes. I may use a touch less sugar next time, but man is this great for dessert...or breakfast! The cinnamon gives it some warmth, but the lemon zest brightens it up. This is creamy and decadent tasting, but with way less guilt than a regular full fat dessert. I'm so excited to try this again with a vanilla bean or extract to change up the flavor.

Brown Rice Pudding with Strawberries

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Brown Rice Pudding with Strawberries
(Adapted from A Cozy Kitchen)



Makes 2 generous servings

1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup low fat milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon warm cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Fresh strawberries, sliced for serving

In a large saucepan over medium low heat, combine the rice, milk, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon and salt. Cook, stirring continuously until the mixture is thick and creamy, about 15-20 minutes.

Serve warm, topped with strawberries.

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19 comments:

Erica said...

oh my gosh yum! I could totally get behind this recipe. Book marking right now!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

You are right, this brown rice pudding would be great for breakfast or a treat. I always opt for the whole grains. xo

Joy said...

That looks great. I nice change to a great dish.

vanillasugar said...

you know you're so good about making things very creative and healthy. i need to be more like you: creative AND healthy.

Vanessa said...

Does this ever look GOOD!!! I will definitely have to try it :)

Diana said...

That's so clever! Would never thinking about turning brown rice into dessert (or breakfast). Though I am still hooked on the idea of making mango sticky rice.. wonder how that would work with brown rice...

Joanne said...

I have a serious rice pudding addiction and have always wondered how it would turn out with brown rice. I'm going to make extra rice next time just for this! It looks fantastic.

Bridgett said...

I will have to give this one a try on my rice pudding loving hubby! Thanks for sharing.

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

looks good and i'm not even a rice pudding fan!

Maria said...

love that you used brown rice. Great dessert!

Anna A. said...

yum! i haven't had rice pudding in ages.. now you make me want it bad!! I like it with whipped cream on top :)

lisaiscooking said...

I never thought of using brown rice for a pudding, but it sounds great! I bet the nuttiness of it is perfect with cinnamon. I wish this were my breakfast today!

Kevin said...

I like the sound of using brown rice in a rice pudding!

Monika said...

Can't wait to try this!

M. said...

making rice pudding is on my "to do" list too. I love it but I rarely make it....and you just inspired my to go for it :)

Éva said...
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Éva said...

I had left over brown rice and went looking to see if it could be pudding-ified.

I didn't have white sugar or strawberries so I used brown sugar and sliced banana instead of strawberries and it was AMAZING.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Quick question: is the precooked brown rice salted? Or is it simply plain rice cooked in unsalted water? I have lots of leftover rice, but it was salted during cooking, and I was wondering if that would negatively affect this rice pudding. Thank you!

Esi said...

If your rice is not too heavily salted, go ahead and use it and skip the pinch of salt called for in the recipe.