Lavender Rice Pudding with Blueberry Sauce

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Author Notes: Well, look who’s late to this party. It’s been really busy here the last few weeks. Just before this category came up, I had cooked up a boat-load of rice to go with Sconeman’s chili (his signature dish.) And I didn’t want to make new rice, being frugal and all, so I used some of the leftover rice we had in the fridge. A little background on why I used lavender: I make a blueberry-lavender scone that has such an intoxicating aroma. I thought the lavender would go nicely with the cream, vanilla and lemon in this recipe. This rice pudding is creamy and aromatic, almost musky. I love it. The first time I made it, I threw the lavender loosely in with the pudding, but felt the volume was way too loud. You have to be sparing with lavender, or it could taste like soap.mrslarkin

Serves about 6

For the rice pudding

  • 1 1/2 cup leftover cooked short-grain brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 - 4 pieces lemon rind, each about 1/2 inch wide and 2 inches long (no pith)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon culinary lavender, tied in cheesecloth pouch
  1. Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how thick you like your pudding.
  2. Remove cheesecloth pouch. Serve warm or chilled with blueberry sauce.

For the blueberry sauce

  • 2 cups frozen wild Maine blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water
  1. Combine blueberries, sugar and zest in a small pot, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer.
  2. Add cornstarch slurry, and stir occasionally until slightly thickened. Serve warm over rice pudding.
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Tags: blueberries, Holidays, lavender, pudding, rice

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Dscn2828

over 3 years ago JoanG

I am on a winter rice pudding spree and found your recipe. I have some lavender (as wellas all the other ingredients) .This sounds perfect and I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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You're welcome, JoanG! Let me know if you try it out!

Dscn2828

over 3 years ago JoanG

I just made this luscius reice pudding, and even without the blueberry sauce, its divine
I put the lavender flowers right in the pan, and they were not too storng for me, but I used a little less than the amount called for. Thanks for a great cmofort food recipe!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Yay Joan! so very glad you enjoyed it. Cheers!

Packynewscarf

over 4 years ago ChocolateDiva

mrslarkin, I have been married over 40 years and have made the same rice pudding recipe. I tried two recipes in this category and of the two, I like yours the best. The lavender was good not at all over powering as was the lemon. I use lemon too but more for chemistry than taste, since it has eggs. I used raspberries instead since that is what I had in the freezer. That worked, too. Take a look at my recipe, (Greek Rice Pudding). It is different and creamy in a different way. Your pudding was creamy, tasty and interesting.
Thank you

Mrs._larkin_370

over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thank you ChocolateDiva! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Your recipe looks delicious!

Dsc_0019_2

over 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

I love lavender in desserts like this - delicious!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks Kelsey!

_50u9297

over 4 years ago shayma

i love lavender and blueberry, this is so scrummy! and i like how you use brown rice in your recipe.

Mrs._larkin_370

over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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thanks shayma! I use Lundberg organic short grain brown rice and cook it in a rice cooker. It's so good.

Winnie100

over 4 years ago WinnieAb

I love lavender and this looks fantastic!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thank so much WinnieAb!