Blogging Marathon#65: Week 2/ Day 2
Theme: 1 Sauce — 2 Dishes
Dish: Almond Rice Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce
I LOVE rice pudding but hardly ever make it because of my husband is not fond of milky desserts. When I saw this rice pudding with caramel sauce, I was initially skeptical to try because I feared it was going to be too too sweet. But it was probably the best rice pudding I ever made.
I had some almond milk that needed to be used, so I used it to make the rice pudding. You can use regular or other non-dairy milk. But the creaminess of the dish might suffer a little bit with some of the milk alternates.American rice puddings usually have eggs in them to add creaminess, but being used to the Indian kheers and payasams that are completely egg-free, I never add egg to these dishes. Choice of rice and milk are key choices in getting a creamy or not-so-creamy pudding. In this case I used Jasmine rice, which is slightly sticky and soft when cooked, to get a creamy pudding. Here’s a nice post on the different rice that can be used and how they affect the texture of the pudding.The highlight of the dish however is the caramel sauce. I reduced the sugar in the original recipe and stirred in the homemade caramel sauce that the end. Then served it at room temperature with some strawberries and it tasted amazing. My daughter couldn’t stop eating the pudding. I refrigerated the leftovers and ate it chilled with chopped mango and that was terrific too 🙂 Do try this recipe if you are a rice pudding fan, I’m sure you’ll LOVE it just as I did.
Recipe adapted from Epicurious: