Rice is a cooking staple, adding a delicious and filling element to almost any meal. While rice is typically considered a savory accompaniment, there are plenty of exciting things to do with this versatile ingredient in your dessert dishes, as well. There are always the sweet and creamy rice classics, such as rice pudding (see recipe below), but some of us are looking for a little more after-dinner adventure.
Read on to learn six rice-based recipes that will expand your dessert repertoire in new and exciting ways.
1. Creamy Rice Pudding:
Rice pudding is a timeless classic, setting a rich and creamy standard for all sweet rice fare. Try sprinkling it with cinnamon or nutmeg to bring out the subtleties of the creamy flavors. This dish from All Recipes yields 4 servings and takes 45 minutes to complete.
- 2 cups milk, divided
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- ⅔ cup golden raisins
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions: Bring 1½ cups water to a boil in a saucepan; stir rice into boiling water. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
In a clean saucepan, combine 1½ cups cooked rice, 1½ cups milk, sugar, and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in remaining ½ cup milk, beaten egg, and raisins; cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.