FOOD

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding with Berry Sauce

Your average rice pudding gets a flavor explosion with real vanilla bean and fresh berry goodness.

FOOD

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding with Berry Sauce

Your average rice pudding gets a flavor explosion with real vanilla bean and fresh berry goodness.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 3 cardamom pods (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup long grain rice
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
  • Berry sauce, recipe follows

Steps

  1. Combine the milk, cardamom, sugar and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Stir in the rice and reduce heat to low. Cook, while stirring, until rice is soft and pudding like, about 50-55 minutes.
  3. Stir in the vanilla bean seeds. Carefully remove cardamom pods.
  4. Remove pudding to a bowl. Let cool, then cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. To serve, spoon into a glass serving cup and layer with the berry sauce.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces mixed strawberries and raspberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Steps

  1. Combine berries, water, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, while stirring, until berries break down, about 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a food processor and process until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing down with a rubber spatula to extract as much berry puree as possible. Discard seeds from the sieve.
  3. Stir in lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.