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Vanilla Cherry Rice Pudding

January 25, 2011

Hi everyone! I’ve got some good news and some bad.

First, the bad: my motor part of my hand blender died, which means that in turn I no longer have a food processor and beater either! I was quite disappointed since I’ve only had it for one year and it gave no signs of giving up – it just stopped in the middle of blending, leaving me with shock and a chunky half-juice.

Since it’s something I use so often, I quickly began looking for a blender that was built for heavy-duty processing (frozen stuff, nuts, ice, etc). If anyone has any recommendations, please leave a comment! I’m looking at the Cuisinart Smartpower Duet, but I’m not too keen on the glass jug.

Until then, no more smoothies or hummus for this girl 😦 Until recently, I’ve had a green smoothie for breakfast everyday for pretty much 6 months, so I’ve been seeking alternatives for breakfast and took some inspiration from one of Ashley’s latest creations.

And so the good news was born…

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 7 cherries, pitted and halved
  • 7 almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir to combine.
  2. Heat on a stove on medium-high heat. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring frequently.
  3. Allow to boil for about 5 minutes or until pudding has reached a thick and creamy consistency (you want to ‘reduce’ the mixture). Stir frequently. Makes about 3/4 cup of rice pudding. If you want a larger breakfast, I’d recommend making 1.5 or 2 times the recipe.

Unlike other rice puddings which require an hour simmering away on the stove, you’re using leftover/pre-cooked rice which means this is done in 5 to 10 minutes – but really, that’s just the cherry on top 😉

You just throw everything into a saucepan…

…and becomes the most heavenly bowl of hot rice pudding. These photos really don’t do this pudding justice, but I was eager to scarf it down!

Good to the very last spoonful:

I think the smoothie has some competition.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2011 12:51 am

    yum! I’m planning on making wild rice pudding this weekend. Vanilla cherry sounds delicious!

  2. January 28, 2011 3:15 am

    oh.my.yum. I must make more breakfast brown rice!! 🙂

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