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this is a ten star recipe! my whole house smelled so good while this was cooking, i couldn't wait to taste it--and boy was it worth waiting for! the delicious fruit combo with the rice was perfect, like a baked rice pudding. i didn't have fresh mango, but i did have a can (sorry) which i used, and i omitted the raisins, kids, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. what a wonderful dish!!!
I love the smell of this cooking. I love this warm from the oven! Not as tasty room temperature the next day. I loved that it was slightly sweet not too much. This was my first experience of a Kugel. I used cooked white Basmati rice with just a little sea salt in it and no fat, sweet butter (unsalted), evaporated milk in place of the heavy cream as that is what I had on hand but I'm sure the cream would make this creamier and if I make this for guests I would use the heavy cream, I opted out of adding raisins, used extra apple as another reviewer said she would (one red delicious & one granny smith) I would use a sweet apple and no granny smith next time, I would also cut the banana a bit smaller next time as well. I had to omit the mango as I didn't have any and then went out and bought canned peach for next time forgetting it called for mango. (Will update when I make it with the peach *did that and it just wasn't as good, DH didn't like it). I used organic cane sugar (no headaches), plus the rest of the ingredients. I may make this again! Originally made for Veggie Swap #49 ~ August ~
I'm loving this recipe. I left out the raisins & substituted with drained crushed pineapple. I also used coconut cream instead of heavy cream, partly because it's what I had on hand & partly due to dairy intolerance. I had to try this when I removed from the oven tonight, but will be eating most of it for breakfast for the rest of the week - think I'll warm this up in the microwave, as I love it warm. Thanks Rita for sharing this lovely recipe.
Its true my whole house smelled wonderful! I might add more apple next time and maybe some more seasonings. Don't get me wrong it was very good but I needed an extra punch of flavor. I should have used fresh cinnimon.
WOW! This is fabulous, and involves so very little preparation. If you like this combination of fruits in smoothies, you'll love this recipe! I subbed sultanas for the raisins (I just don’t like raisins) and had to use canned mango (they’re not quite in season yet). I used a Granny Smith apple and a low-fat cream. A scrumptious combination of flavours. Just the right amount of cinnamon, and I think it was the cinnamon made this smell so superb while it was cooking. Those I served this to also loved it. We ate it first warm, then the following evening at room temperature. Delicious either way, but in the heat of summer served at room temperature would be much more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing this recipe: I’ll be making it again.