Recipe: Rice pudding with poached feijoas

By Angela Casley

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Rice pudding with caramelised feijoas. Photo / Babiche Martens
Rice pudding with caramelised feijoas. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 4

• 1½ litre milk
• ½ cup sugar
• 1 vanilla pod, split seeds scraped
• zest of 1 lime
• 30g butter
• 1 cup short grain rice (or Arborio)
• ½ cup sugar
• ¼ cup water
• 2 star anise
• 8 feijoas, peeled

1. In a saucepan, warm milk, sugar, vanilla pod, seeds, and lime zest for 5 minutes. Remove vanilla pod.

2. In another saucepan melt butter and cook rice for 2 or 3 minutes, add milk mixture a cup at a time and stir frequently until rice is cooked, about 30 minutes.

3. Dissolve sugar and water in a small pot, add star anise and feijoas and poach for 5-8 minutes.

4. Serve rice warm and topped with warm feijoas.


- NZ Herald

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