Monday, 19 December 2011

Dates Pudding with Rice

·         2 cups milk
·         1 dash salt
·         1 cup sugar
·         1 cup long grain rice
·         2 cups cream
·         1 stick cinnamon
·         8 oz package chopped pitted dates
·         1 cup whipped cream
·         ¼ tsp fresh grated nutmeg
·         1 vanilla bean
               In heavy duty sauce pot heat milks, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla bean (split) over medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture comes to a boil. Add rice and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cover and cook mixture (stir occasionally) until rice mixture becomes creamy and liquids almost absorbed. Pudding will thicken with chilling. Remove from heat, remove vanilla bean and stir in the dates. Sprinkle nutmeg and let it cool completely and then cover and chill very well. Date Rice Pudding is ready to serve.