Apple Rice Pudding Brulee
From Foodland Ontario
DATE: Thursday, January 17th, 2008
Rice pudding is by no means solely a comforting Canadian dish. In fact itâ€™s widely eaten in South America too. Weâ€™ve stirred in Ontario Apples for a hint of Canadiana. Pure Ontario Maple Syrup is a lovely substitute for the sugar. If you like raisins, feel free to toss in a handful.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
- 3/4 cup (175 mL) arborio rice
- 3 cups (750 mL) milk
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar or pure Ontario Maple Syrup
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 wide strips well-washed lemon peel
- 3 Ontario Apples, such as Empire or Cortland
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp (5 mL) cornstarch
- 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla
- Packed brown sugar
- In large saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water and salt to boil.
- Add rice; cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until softened and most of the water is absorbed.
- Stir in 2-1/2 cups (625 mL) milk, sugar, cinnamon sticks and lemon peel; bring to boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer gently, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until fairly thick but some liquid still remains, 25 to 30 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary.
- Meanwhile, peel, core and dice apples into 1/4-inch (5 mm) pieces.
- Stir apples into rice; simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
- In measuring cup, whisk together remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk, egg yolks and cornstarch until cornstarch dissolves.
- Stirring constantly, gradually pour into rice mixture and bring to boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat.
- Discard cinnamon sticks and lemon peel.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Turn into bowl; refrigerate until cold.
- Spoon pudding into 6 oz (175 mL) custard cups, smoothing surface.
- Sprinkle with enough sugar to lightly cover.
- Place cups on baking sheet.
- Broil about 3 inches (8 cm) from heat until sugar has bubbles and deepens in colour, 30 to 60 seconds; watching carefully to prevent burning.
- Serve immediately.
Note: The pudding is delicious hot or warm, without the brĂ»lĂ©e finish. Or place plastic wrap directly on surface, refrigerate until cold and serve without the sugar topping.
PROTEIN: 5 grams
FAT: 3 grams
CARBOHYDRATES: 40 grams