The hint of spice adds just the right amount of flavour to this ever-popular simple dessert. You can add 2 tbsp (25 mL) golden raisins or cranberries, or garnish with a sprinkle of toasted sliced almonds. If you want to serve it cold, just add 1/4 cup (50 mL) more milk.
2 tbsp (25 mL) butter
1/2 cup (125 mL) short-grain rice
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom or cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
2-1/2 cups (625 mL) milk
2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) finely grated orange rind
In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add rice, cardamom and cinnamon; stir to coat.
Stir in milk and sugar; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring often, until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 25 minutes.
Stir in orange rind. Serve warm.
Coconut Rice Pudding: Replace milk with 1 can (400 mL) coconut milk and 3/4 cup (175 mL) milk.