Friday, February 4, 2011

Wild Black Rice Pudding w/ Figs (Vegan, GF)

I have never successfully made rice pudding before. I tried to make a rice pudding from the Betty Crocker cookbook once and literally every single time it turned out too runny or it would curdle in the pan. This pudding is made on the stove top, so I was able to keep a close eye on it. Plus it's coconut milk which doesn't curdle right?

2 cups cooked black Japonica rice
1 can coconut milk
1 tbsp creamed coconut or coconut oil
1 tbsp coconut nectar / other sweet syrup
10 dried figs, chopped
Zest of one lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer for around 20 minutes or until pudding is very thick and sticky. Chill in the fridge. Eat! Makes 3 large servings.

Creamed Coconut



It looks like mushroom risotto, but I assure you it's not


Finally I have managed to successfully make rice pudding! I've never used black rice before, at least not in something like this. It added a nice texture to the pudding so it wasn't just pure mush. The fig flavour also seeped in so I didn't have to add very much sweetness only one tablespoon of syrup is necessary. Happy weekend! :)

-Jennifer

5 comments:

  1. this looks fantastic -- and black rice is so super healthy! Figs sound like they'd pair nicely with rice pudding. Congrats on your success!

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  2. Wow this looks amazing. I am obsessed with coconut, so I highly approve of the number of coconut products in this recipe. I normally try to avoid rice because I can't really digest it, but I might have to try this anyway! ;)

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  3. This looks great! I can imagine how creamy it tastes :) Seems like this would work with other dried fruits too!

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  4. Looks amazing! I love figs!!!!

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  5. WOw, that's an exotic rice pudding if I've ever seen one. Looks fantastic!

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