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Brown Rice and Almond Pudding

No recipe image available.Creamy brown rice pudding, laced with chopped dried apricots hydrated with Sautérne, served in a puddle of raspberry coulis and topped with creme anglaise.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup dried chopped apricots
1/2 cup Sautérne or other dessert wine
2 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup heavy cream, scalded
1 1/2 cups cooked long grain brown rice
1/4 cup whole roasted almonds

Raspberry Coulis:
1/2 pint fresh raspberries or 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen raspberries, drained
1/4 cup confectioners (powdered) sugar
1/4 cup raspberry liqueur

Creme Anglaise:
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Pudding: Simmer wine and apricots in small saucepan for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Beat egg yolks for 2 minutes in small mixing bowl. Add sugar; beat 6 minutes. Add vanilla and almond extracts; continue mixing on low speed. Add apricots, rice, almonds and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour into buttered 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 275°F (135°C) for 45 to 55 minutes, or until custard is firm. Let cool to room temperature.
  5. For Raspberry Coulis: Mix raspberries, sugar and liqueur in food processor or blender. Strain seeds from mixture.
  6. For Creme Anglaise: Beat egg yolks 2 minutes in small mixing bowl. Add sugar and cream; beat 6 minutes. Add vanilla and almond extracts; beat an additional minute.
  7. To Serve: Spoon Raspberry Coulis onto plates. Spoon pudding over coulis. Pour Creme Anglaise over pudding.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the USA Rice Federation.