Maple rice pudding with bourboned cherries

By • March 29, 2012 • 8 Comments



Author Notes: Bourboned cherries and maple are a pretty great combo. I use the Cook's Illustrated rice pudding technique of cooking the rice in water first and then adding milk. VanessaS

Food52 Review: This delicious pudding is simple to prepare, somewhat virtuous (a result of the nutty and fragrant brown rice) and a wonderful choice for breakfast or a weeknight dessert. VanessaS has you cook the rice in water first before letting it simmer away in a bath of milk, maple syrup, and the barest hint of cloves. The tart dried cherries, infused with bourbon, gently balance the pudding’s sweet and creamy flavors. This comforting dish is very nice at room temperature, but we loved it warm too. To cut the sweetness, I added a few teaspoons of bourbon to the pan during the last minute of cooking and served this pudding with a dollop of crème fraiche.cookinginvictoria

Serves 4

  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  1. Combine the cherries and bourbon in a small bowl and microwave for a minute and thirty seconds. Let the bowl sit while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
  2. Combine the rice and water in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Simmer until the water is mostly absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the milk, maple syrup, and clove and bring the mixture to a simmer. Simmer until mixture is very thick, about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how strong your simmer is. Stir every few minutes, and stir more frequently in the last 15 minutes as the mixture thickens to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Mix in the cherries and any accumulated liquid and let cool. Either serve at room temperature, or refrigerate and serve cold.
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over 2 years ago gingerroot

I love everything about this and look forward to trying it!

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over 2 years ago VanessaS

Thank you, I hope you enjoy it!

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over 2 years ago Midge

Delicious!

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over 2 years ago VanessaS

Thanks, Midge!

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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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Brown rice! Dried cherries! Bourbon! Maple! All together, no less, in my favorite comfort food of all time. I'm in!! ;o) P.S. Love the touch of cloves, too. This one's epic.

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over 2 years ago VanessaS

Thanks!

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Oh my gosh this sounds great!

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over 2 years ago VanessaS

Thanks! Speaking of rice pudding, I totally love your Sonia's Rice Pudding!