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Rice & Cauliflower Pudding

srividya76's picture
This Pudding is made out of Rice & Cauliflower. Adding cauliflower is unusual as the florets gets merged with rice and it tastes delicious.
  Rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cooked cauliflower florets 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (small florets)
  Milk 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Ghee 3 Teaspoon
  Almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pistachio 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Raisin 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cloves 1 Tablespoon
  Cardamom pods 1 Tablespoon, crushed
  Sugar/2 tbsp sugar substitute) 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Steam the florets and keep it aside.
In a pan roast the almonds,Pistachio,Raisin, cardamom and cloves, in a low flame and keep it aside.
Wash the rice really well and soak it in warm water for 30 minutes.
Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan, and when it begins to boil, add the rice and steamed florets and stir well.
Keep on low flame and leave to cook uncovered with an every-5-minute-check-and-stir process until the rice and the florets gets merged together cooked and soft.
When done, add sugar (or the substitute) and ghee with the roasted mixture, and keep stirring slowly in a low flame for 5 minutes.
Remove and keep aside to cool, half-covered.
Garnish the dessert with saffron threads and serve it warm or cold (depending on your choice).

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Petal's picture
Cauliflower in dessert - truly a first.
Anonymous's picture
I made this for a cauliflower festival, with adjustments as follows. Increased cauliflower to 1 cup well cooked cauliflower (mashed with a fork first). Wanted to highlight the cauliflower more, as it was for a cauliflower festival, after all. I also increased and sauteed the nuts (3/4 c. sliced almonds, 3/4 c. whole unsalted pistachios) in 1 T of whole butter, until toasted and golden brown. Added golden raisins (1/2 c) and the following spices: 1/4 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp ground cardamom, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon. (really felt a whole Tbsp of cardamom in any form was excessive, and a Tbsp of cloves???? Form not listed but I'm assuming whole cloves were used and then should be picked out at the end and I didn't want to go that route). Added the nut mixture when the pudding was done. Oh...and I also used Arborio rice (a short-grain variety), because I intended to serve this item cold. Also made a granny smith apple and orange marmalade compote with fresh grated ginger as a sauce to put on top. Definitely different, and not excessively sweet or overpowering in any way. You can "just" taste the cauliflower in this method...enough to recognize.