Peach – rice pudding…

by Sunita on July 16, 2007

This is one of those dishes which I made, clicked, devoured and then forgot all about it…until today, when my eyes fell upon them as I was rummaging through my pictures.

This dish was made on an instinct when the craving for something sweet had reached it’s zenith. My sweet buds were on their usual high and was desperately in need of something to satiate them. I looked at the options and tried to overcome the urge to give in to the chocolatey monsters…and out of all this, the peach- rice pudding was conjured and brought to life. It was sweet, but the sweetness was from the fresh fruit and the honey. My sweet buds were thoroughly satiated and I did not suffer from guilt pangs afterwards. So that was something that ended really well…so much for the pros…

On the con side, I had made this pudding a long time back and I did take any notes…I usually add ingredients on the spur of the moment, hence what follows is my best attempt at reconstructing it to as close the actual thing as possible…so please, please, bear with me…
What’s needed-

1C of brown rice (can use any other rice of preference)
2 peaches, chopped into small pieces
a handful of raisins
2 tblsp of honey
2-3 drops of vanilla essence
milk

How to-

Pre-heat the oven at 180 deg cel.

Wash the rice and cook with water till it is slightly more than half-done. Drain the water.

Add the peaches,raisins, vanilla essence and honey to the rice and put the mixture into a lightly greased baking dish. Spread out the mixture and pour enough milk to very slightly above the rice mixture.
Bake in the centre of the pre-heated oven till the rice is cooked and it has set.
The pudding which I had was a bit dry…I loved it that way but if a lighter consistency is required, just add some more milk. Also even while baking, do keep checking if it needs more milk to cook the rice . If in the mood for a richer version drizzle some cream over it while serving.

Serve hot or cold. We loved it , especially me…(as stated earlier). The nutty texture of the rice felt good with the fruits…a nice simple dessert…

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sra July 16, 2007 at 10:53 am

I rarely eat rice pudding and have never had one with fruit – looks nice!

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2 sunita July 16, 2007 at 10:54 am

We do have rice pudding, but this is a lighter option…thanks for dropping by…

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3 Asha July 16, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Lot better and healthier than the regular rice pudding! Looks great and I bet it tastes yummy too with Peaches:)

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4 sunita July 16, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Asha, yes it is a definitely healthier option…glad to hav eyou over…

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5 Lata July 16, 2007 at 3:49 pm

I heart about these fruit puddings but never tried them. I also heard about Blue Berry pudding, will try and post that soon.

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6 Tee July 16, 2007 at 4:14 pm

I get that sweet craving so often…and this looks like the perfect dish to satisfy the craving, healthy and delicious! loved your use of brown rice in this recipe.

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7 Suganya July 16, 2007 at 6:44 pm

When I first came across making pudding in the oven, I was surprised. It takes longer to cook in the oven, when we have the mighty pressure cooker. But baking does wonderful things to the food. Now you have inspired me to make this. Will make it sometime. Thx Sunita :)

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8 sunita July 16, 2007 at 6:49 pm

Lata, this is one recipe made on the spur of the moment…but I loved it…looking forward to your recipe…

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9 sunita July 16, 2007 at 6:50 pm

tee,thanks and welc0ome to my world…yes, I do love the nutty texture of the brown rice…

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10 sunita July 16, 2007 at 6:52 pm

Suganya,you’re most welcome… baking does indeed do ‘wonderful things to the food’…nice to have you over…

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11 Mishmash ! July 16, 2007 at 7:02 pm

Now, shall I call this a healthy dessert ?:)

Shn

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12 Sia July 16, 2007 at 8:38 pm

i love rice pudding and ur recipe surely sounds much better and healthier than the one i do. so u r using all summer fruits and cooking/baking? :) bring in on girl:)

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13 Cynthia July 17, 2007 at 1:36 am

You know this is bookmarked!

Hugs to you.

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14 Sharmi July 17, 2007 at 2:24 am

that is a yummy dessert suni. very new and innovative.

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15 sunita July 17, 2007 at 8:42 am

Shn, you are most welcome to call it by that name:)

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16 sunita July 17, 2007 at 8:44 am

Sia, usually I too make the sugary rice pudding…this was definitely a break from tradition :)

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17 sunita July 17, 2007 at 8:45 am

Sharmi, thanks…nice to have you over…

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18 WokandSpoon July 17, 2007 at 8:52 am

I’m impressed that you made this healthy dessert – I would have just given in to the chocolatey monsters! ;-)

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19 sunita July 17, 2007 at 9:06 am

wokandspoon, I’m glad too and did feel a sense of pride that at least for once, I did not give in :)

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20 DEEPA July 17, 2007 at 3:51 pm

sunitha …this is so very different .Pudding with a fruit .I have really learnt something new.

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21 Viji July 17, 2007 at 4:57 pm

Looks very good and easy too.a fruit in rice pudding???Must be very good right?

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22 sunita July 18, 2007 at 8:33 am

Deepa, glad to put something new your way…but then, we are all learning something new everyday, aren’t we :)

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23 sunita July 18, 2007 at 8:35 am

Viji, it is very easy…as far as I’m concerned, about the fruit, I loved it …nice to have you over…

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24 Sukanya Ramkumar July 18, 2007 at 8:30 pm

I love fruit pudding…..Never tried this combination…..Will try soon….

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25 musical July 19, 2007 at 2:03 am

Yummy! peach would be such a nice addition, Sunita. the picture sure is inviting!

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26 sunita July 19, 2007 at 8:26 am

Sukanya,do give it a try…nice to have you over…

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