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Rice pudding is a dish made from rice mixed with water or milk and other ingredients such as cinnamon and raisins. Different variants are used for either desserts or dinners. When used as a dessert, it is commonly combined with a sweetener such as sugar. Such desserts are found on many continents, especially Asia where rice is a staple.

Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with indigo-colored berries from the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium

blueberries rice pudding
Blueberries with rice pudding
blueberries rice pudding
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 200g (7oz) fresh (or frozen) blueberries
  2. 110g (1/2 cup) super-fine caster sugar
  3. 1 leaf and stalk of rose geranium
For the pudding
  1. 75g (1/3 cup) arborio rice
  2. 1/2 a vanilla bean (seeds only)
  3. 500ml (2 cups) milk
  4. 100g (3 1/2 oz) super-fine caster sugar
  5. 1 gold-strength gelatine leaf, softened in cold water, then squeezed to remove excess water
  6. 250ml (1 cup) double (thick) cream, gently whipped to soft peaks
Instructions
  1. For the stewed blueberries, place the blueberries, caster sugar and rose geranium in a 2-litre (70 fl oz) capacity saucepan and place over medium heat. Gently cook for 14–18 minutes or until the blueberries start to break, then take off the stove top, remove the rose geranium leaf and stalk and refrigerate until needed.
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  3. For the creamed rice pudding, place the rice and 1 litre (4 cups) of water in a 2-litre (70 fl oz) capacity saucepan and bring to the boil, then take off the heat and strain. Put the rice back into the pan and add the vanilla seeds and milk. Place the pan over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15–20 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked or all the liquid has been absorbed. Take off the stovetop and stir in the sugar and gelatine until dissolved. Spread over a tray and refrigerate until set.
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  5. Once set, using a spatula, fold through the whipped cream, then pour into a serving dish and place back in the fridge to firm up. This should take 30 minutes.
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  7. To serve, take the rice pudding from the fridge, spoon over some of the stewed blueberries and the juice.
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