Prep 2 hrs
Cook 40 mins
Rice pudding be an old and favorite thing. For the Raiders Of The Lost Pantry Contest I've added Caribbean flavors sure to please any pirate. I see no reason why some of the water couldn't be replaced with a splash of Capt'n Morgan's best but that be up to ye matey! The recipe, as written, do be fit for the family. I've used lime and coconut in part and yes that infamous song do be stuck in me head, Arrrrrrr. The prep time be only soaking the rice on yer galley counter. *EDIT I have updated the ingredient amounts since the 2 original contest reviews where posted.
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup arborio rice
- 2 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 slice fresh ginger (a coin shaped slice,peeled, about 1/2 inch thick)
- 1 lime, juice and peel of (two 1 in wide strip of peel with none of the white)
- 1⁄4 cup desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar or 1 cup Splenda granular
- 1⁄4 cup raisins (soaked in enough rum -Malibu is good- to plump the raisins, discard the rum not absorbed or add it t)
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons rum extract (ye may wish to skip this or alter the amount if ye have chosen to use the real stuff!)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ground cinnamon
- finely shredded fresh lime zest
- Mix the water and rice in large saucepan. Let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
- Add evaporated milk, cinnamon stick, ginger, lime peel and juice, desiccated coconut and salt to rice mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in sugar and raisins.
- Continue cooking for 40 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally until rice is tender and mixture is smooth. You may need to add more water if rice mix is getting too dry or stiff and is not yet cooked to tender.
- Discard cinnamon stick, ginger and lime peel. Stir in the sweetened shredded coconut and rum extract if using in place of the rum. Spoon into dessert cups. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and fine grated lime zest before serving.
This was creamy and good, well-balanced but missed the taste of the coconut. I do like the zest of the lime as lime refreshes everything.
This was pretty good! Nice and creamy. The lime did get lost in it so a good zesting of it before serving helps.<br/>I used hot water to soak the rice cutting the time of soaking. My soaking time was while I gathered and prepared the ingredients. I used the whole lime. Raisins were soaked in coconut rum. I did add the rum to the mix. The coconut was barely there. Some toasted coconut would be a nice garnish. I did cook over very low heat till tender. Thanks and good Luck in the contest.