This easy to make yet delicious pudding is a great send off for leftover bread. Try making it with whole wheat bread for a slightly crunchy and delightfully different result. Serve steaming hot with plenty of whipped cream flavored with vanilla.
This is meant to be eaten with plain white rice. No one ever believes me but as soon as they try it they are hooked. My DH loves it. Last time I was lazy and I made it with canned ingredients it was almost as good.
As part of the Zaar World Tour I’ve been in search of international recipes that look and appeal to me. This recipe is from Madhur Jaffrey’s International Vegetarian. Though this dish is Syrian variations are common through out the Mediterranean. For a quick dish, you can substitute the dried peas and soaking with 3 1/2 cups of canned of black-eyed peas. If you go that route, try rinsing the beans and using a cup of vegetable broth in lieu of the cooking liquid. Don’t let the cooking time scare you off, it’s soaking and simmer time that leaves you free to tend to other things. Consider greens and rice as an accompaniment to this dish.
My husband lived in post-Ceaucescu Romania for a year and when I visited, cornbreads and cornmeal mush were pretty much on the menu every day. Okay by me -- it was like a taste of Tennessean far from home. I actually prefer this cornbread to most Southern-style cornbreads. The recipe came from Please to the Table, I think, and I usually halve the recipe for a smaller batch.
This Company's Coming recipe for rice pudding is by far the easiest one I have ever made. I might add an extra tablespoon or so of sugar next time, and maybe top the vanilla up to a full 2 teaspoons. However, it did taste just fine as is. The cinnamon taste is VERY mild, so you may want to sprinkle more cinnamon on top of individual servings.
The idea for this recipe came from the booklet for my bread machine. With various tweakings it became "my" claim to bread making fame. Although I make a 6-braid challah from the dough, it could just as easily be baked off as sandwich bread.