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Bavarian Rice Cloud with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce

Bavarian Rice Cloud with Bittersweet Chocolate SauceLight-as-a-cloud rice Bavarian dessert mold, laced with Amaretto and served with a bittersweet chocolate sauce and toasted almonds. A gluten-free dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

Bavarian Mold:
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups skim milk
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups cooked rice
2 cups frozen light whipped topping, thawed
1 tablespoon Amaretto or other almond flavored liqueur
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vegetable cooking spray

Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce:
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
1 tablespoon Amaretto or other almond-flavored liqueur
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Bavarian Mold: Sprinkle gelatin over milk in small saucepan; let stand 1 minute or until gelatin is softened. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add rice; stir until well blended. Chill until the consistency of unbeaten egg whites.
  2. Fold in whipped topping, liqueur and vanilla. Spoon into 4 cup mold coated with cooking spray. Cover and chill until firm.
  3. To serve, unmold onto serving platter. Spoon chocolate sauce over rice pudding. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  4. For Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce: Combine cocoa and sugar in small saucepan. Add buttermilk, mixing well. Place over medium heat, and cook until sugar dissolves. Stir in liqueur; remove from heat.

Makes 10 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of USA Rice Federation.