Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This is a super healthy version of rice pudding, which is easy to make & packed full of goodness. It comes from Nutrition Housecall. Time to make does not include chilling time. For a nice alternative use dried cranberries or blueberries.
- 3 ounces dried goji berries
- 3 ounces seedless golden raisins
- 1⁄2 cup quick long grain brown rice
- 1 cup water
- 3 cups skim milk or 3 cups soymilk
- 3⁄4 cup agave syrup or 3⁄4 cup honey
- 3 omega- 3 eggs or 3 free range eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- of fresh mint, extra raisins & goji berries to garnish
- Using a large, heavy sauce pot bring water to a rolling boil. Add salt and rice. Cover, reduce heat, and cook rice until done, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in milk and sugar. Cover and cook over very low heat for approximately 1 hour. The mixture should look like thin oatmeal.
- Whip eggs to a froth. Add vanilla and half of the cinnamon. Slowly add about 6 ounces of hot mixture to beaten egg mixture to temper the egg.
- Blend until smooth with an immersion / stick blender or in the liquidizer. Now return to the pan & cook on a medium heat (not too high) until the mixture thickens, about 2 minutes.
- Add goji berries and raisins. Mix until even. Remove from heat immediately. Portion into six heat resistant glass or ceramic dessert dishes / glasses. I like to make a flower design with the goji berries & raisins, both get lovely after a couple of hours. Chill in refrigerator at least two hours or overnight.
- Serve garnished with fresh mint leaves and powdered cinnamon.
Although the flavor was delicious, mine did not set up properly. More like tasty mud with puddles of water.
Great idea, though, and a perfect use for goji berries. I wish I had just followed a simple long grain white rice recipe instead and combined it with these flavors.
Used 1/2 cup cracked corn instead of the rice - which I soaked overnight and cooked directly in the milk & honey; reduced honey to 1/2 cup and it was PLENTY sweet, will probably reduce even more next time. I used sultanas instead of the golden raisins. Thank you Um Safia for a delicious and beautiful recipe!!!
Great! It was delicious... I ran out of raisins, but substituted with chopped dates... I also interchanged the agave syrup with maple syrup... Thanks for this great recipe!