Recipe: Basic rice pudding

By Donna Hay

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Vanilla and ginger crumble rice pudding. Photo / Chris Court
Vanilla and ginger crumble rice pudding. Photo / Chris Court

Rice pudding is a classic dessert that's perfect for warming a wintry evening. With just one basic recipe to follow, you can be creative with flavours. Try a vanilla-hued pudding topped with crushed ginger biscuits.

Serves 4

1 cup arborio rice
4 cups milk
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped

1 Place the rice, milk, sugar and vanilla in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil.

2 Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender.

Vanilla and ginger crumble rice pudding

1 x quantity basic rice pudding
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup maple syrup
12 store-bought ginger biscuits, crumbled

1 Follow the basic rice pudding recipe, adding the ginger with the rice. Drizzle the cooked pudding with maple syrup and top with the ginger biscuit crumble to serve.

* For more recipes by Donna Hay click here.

- NZ Herald

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