rice pudding with tea-soaked dates

Authorali
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Description:
This speedy rice pudding will be dazzling dinner guests in just half an hour. This is my mom's recipe for Rice Pudding. It's the best I've ever tasted and it gets rave reviews from everyone I serve it to. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon, if desired. For creamier pudding, use short or medium grain rice. This Rice Pudding is so creamy with the perfect texture and sweetness. Only a handful of ingredients and a little patience are needed to make this favorite dessert.
Rice pudding with tea-soaked dates
This speedy rice pudding will be dazzling dinner guests in just half an hour. It's the best I've ever tasted and it gets rave reviews from everyone I serve it to.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time6 minsCook Time14 minsTotal Time20 mins
 40 g unsalted butter
 200 g arborio rice
 2 strips lemon zest
 1.25 l milk
 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
 75 g caster sugar
 4 egg yolks
 Fresh nutmeg, to serve
 Sweet biscuits, to serve
 Tea-soaked dates:
 9 fresh Khasoie dates
 One English breakfast tea
 3 mandarins
 110 g caster sugar
1

To make rice pudding, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add rice, stir to coat, then add zest and 375ml (1 1/2 cups) milk. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until most of milk is absorbed. Meanwhile, place remaining 875ml (3 1/2 cups) milk in a saucepan and bring almost to the boil over low–medium heat. Once rice has absorbed milk, add hot milk with vanilla and cook, stirring occasionally, for a further 10 minutes or until rice is tender.

2

Meanwhile, to make tea-soaked dates, halve and pit dates, then place in a heatproof bowl with tea bag. Pour over 250ml (1 cup) boiling water and leave to steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bag. Strain liquid into a saucepan. Grate zest and squeeze over juice of 1 mandarin. Add sugar and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes or until syrup thickens. Segment remaining 2 mandarins and remove pith. Add to syrup with dates and turn to coat, then set aside.

3

Whisk sugar and egg yolks in a bowl until combined. Add a ladle of rice mixture, stir to combine, then stir egg mixture into rice mixture. Stir for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Do not allow to boil.

4

Spoon rice pudding among bowls, then top with tea-soaked dates and mandarins, and a little syrup. Grate over nutmeg and serve with sweet biscuits.

Ingredients

 40 g unsalted butter
 200 g arborio rice
 2 strips lemon zest
 1.25 l milk
 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
 75 g caster sugar
 4 egg yolks
 Fresh nutmeg, to serve
 Sweet biscuits, to serve
 Tea-soaked dates:
 9 fresh Khasoie dates
 One English breakfast tea
 3 mandarins
 110 g caster sugar

Directions

1

To make rice pudding, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add rice, stir to coat, then add zest and 375ml (1 1/2 cups) milk. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until most of milk is absorbed. Meanwhile, place remaining 875ml (3 1/2 cups) milk in a saucepan and bring almost to the boil over low–medium heat. Once rice has absorbed milk, add hot milk with vanilla and cook, stirring occasionally, for a further 10 minutes or until rice is tender.

2

Meanwhile, to make tea-soaked dates, halve and pit dates, then place in a heatproof bowl with tea bag. Pour over 250ml (1 cup) boiling water and leave to steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bag. Strain liquid into a saucepan. Grate zest and squeeze over juice of 1 mandarin. Add sugar and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes or until syrup thickens. Segment remaining 2 mandarins and remove pith. Add to syrup with dates and turn to coat, then set aside.

3

Whisk sugar and egg yolks in a bowl until combined. Add a ladle of rice mixture, stir to combine, then stir egg mixture into rice mixture. Stir for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Do not allow to boil.

4

Spoon rice pudding among bowls, then top with tea-soaked dates and mandarins, and a little syrup. Grate over nutmeg and serve with sweet biscuits.

rice pudding with tea-soaked dates

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