Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TWD: Rice Pudding

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Rice pudding... the sound of those 2 words together somehow grosses me out a little. Maybe it's because I'm used to eating rice in a non dessert way or because boiled milk isn't something I really like and the whole milk, sugar, rice combination, well... that's pushing me a little into the nervousness territory. Even with bread pudding, it took me a while to get used to the thought of sweet milk soaked into bread. If that's not bad enough, I'm a dry cereal eater.. I just can't mix milk with anything! Something must be wrong with me.. haha.

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Why so many spoon shots? Well, I was trying my best to hide my rice soup. It was totally my fault for not using arborio rice and replacing it with brown. As much as I would love to buy an entire bag of arborio rice to use 1/4 cup of it (and I wouldn't considering I halved this recipe), I decided to go with brown. Plus, my other rice alternative was jasmine and you can imagine how gross that would've turned out, since jasmine rice does not hold its shape well through all that boiling. Out of all the desserts I've made, this one has definitely been the healthiest. A great source of fibre and calcium.. with no butter or any added fat, what can be better?! I'm so glad this was picked because I'm totally over my rice pudding fears.. I love rice pudding!!

Thanks to Isabelle of Les gourmandises d'Isa for choosing this recipe, which can be found on her blog and in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my Home to Yours. Don't forget to checkout the TWD Blogroll!

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Rice soup!

35 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, that last picture looks like a morning bowl of rice cereal. Maybe some new health food type cereal. The spoon shots are gorgeous though!

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  2. Oh! This looks great! I'm glad it worked with brown rice. I think I'm going to try that next.

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  3. Indian cuisine has a few different versions of "milk soup." ;-) You could try Basmati rice next time. It will hold its shape very well.

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  4. Looks sooooo comforting!!! And hey, soup is good this time of year, so no worries :-D

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  5. Nice to know that it works with brown rice, totally upping the health factor there! Mine was pretty soupy, too. It was pretty good, though.

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  6. I am glad I am not the only grossed out by rice and pudding in the same sentence! Nice addition with the brown rice!

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  7. I know what you mean combining rice and pudding. I haven't fooled with brown rice that much but it seems that it's a totally different method cooking brown compared to white rice. Instead of using aborio rice which is pricey, could you have used regular white rice?

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  8. I'm so glad to know that brown rice works in rice pudding. I figured it might, since my daughter uses that for her risotto a lot of times. And good for you to try the recipe even though it did NOT appeal to you - and to find that you now like it!! TWD is so great that way.
    Nancy

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  9. I love that you used brown rice, it is my favorite!!

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  10. Yum, it looks great! I like the healthier (and budget friendly) brown rice addition. I'm glad it was a hit!

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  11. I'm sorry your pudding turned into soup... I have to admit though, soup or not, your pictures are amazing!

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  12. Gotta give you a ton of credit for making this, even though you weren't very keen on it.

    I'm there with ya on not liking dry cereal...there is something about the milk at the bottom of the bowl that really grosses me out (and I thought that I was the only one!)

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  13. Ah it still looks good and much healthier!

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  14. I wondered about brown rice but was afraid to give it a try. Now I know! Your soup looks comforting.

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  15. I think it looks good and I love that you used brown rice. I actually like to eat leftover rice with cinnamon and milk anyway for breakfast. That is funny about the bread pudding comment too. I made it for the first time last year and my husband thought the name was so gross, he liked the actual food though. I think yours looks delicious!

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  16. Yay -- a happy ending! I think rice pudding might be an acquired taste (or at least an acquired texture). If not for TWD, I would never have tried this, and would have never been pleasantly surprised. Yours looks great -- nice spoon pictures!

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  17. Sorry yours didn't turn out so well.

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  18. Soupy or not, that looks delicious!!!!!

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  19. Glad you liked it, even if it turned out soupy! I like the idea of brown rice, too, by the way.

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  20. Hey there my lovely fellow brown-rice-pudding-er!

    Steph, it looks GREAT!!! So much better than mine! Did you keep on stirring it? It was our fault to try brown rice, next time we've gotta make sure it's glutinous! I learnt that from my gramma's asian version ;-) No milk involved in cooking hers, just water & sugar. And then coconut milk to complete the transaction!

    Love love love it, Steph! Glad yours turned out good but soupy, mine burnt. Heheh!

    loove,
    your other fellow brown-rice-puddinger.

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  21. Trader Joes has one of the better prices for arborio if you ever want to make risotto. I think it is too expensive for rice pudding though. I like that you used brown rice. As far as bread pudding...love it. I add white chocolate and make a rasberry sauce. And your photos are so nice. Glad you enjoyed the humor, I was thinking 'Wow, this is pathetic, I used to be on dates with hot guys'. Oh well the hot guys are older now and are starting to lose their right into their ears. Ewww. Ha ha. By Steph till next time.

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  22. I totally almost made this with brown rice. Or quinoa. Luckily, arborio rice is in the bulk section at my grocery, so I didn't have to worry. I'd sorta like the texture of a firmer rice grain though, so maybe I'll try your way, reducing the amount of milk.

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  23. I think it looks delicious and even more virtuous with brown rice!

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  24. mine was soupy too, though I used arborio. I rather liked it for breakfast:)

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  25. Ya know Steph, soup IS a comfort food. Wish I could have tried, but....

    Anyway, wanted to tell you about the PB cupcakes. I didn't find any difference in the texture between convection and regular oven. Just a little shorter baking time.

    Thanks for visiting.

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  26. I don't put milk in my cereal either!! Everyone makes fun of me for that. Sorry your pudding became soup, but at least you tried it. I couldn't afford arborio rice, so I didn't bother subbing.

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  27. Step, you get nervous over every little thing I can think of... it's hilarious. I'm glad you're conquering your fears though, you're like an Indiana Jones of baking.

    Nice rice... and yup I missed you too :)

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  28. I think it looks great!! Goes great with the weather.

    zesty

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  29. I am back. Did you know that we are next to each other on TWD, unless someone comes between us. Ha ha.

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  30. And the first comment was supposed to say they are losing their hair right into their ears. Oops

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  31. I didn't try brown rice, but I'm glad to know it's good too. Love your spoon shots!

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  32. I like the sound of a brown rice breakfast cereal! :)

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  33. I love the multiple pics of your rice filled spoon, Steph. Very nice and so glad you stepped off and used brown rice. Nice to know it worked. I love brown rice too.
    Neato I think leftover brown rice taste yummy tossed in a salad.
    AmyRuth

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  34. Looks good !! love the spoon shots ;-))

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  35. Steph, Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Oops. A little cumbersome. My webmaster is my 9th grade son...neat huh. We have some awards to post and we will work on link as well. Thanks so much. Have a super Happy Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks for stopping by, its always fun to share commets, do you think?
    AmyRuth

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