Happy Monday guys! Finally I get to uploading this delicious recipe for my rice pudding with spiced pear. I’ve had it several times since eating this combination for the first time and I honestly can’t get enough of it. If you have leftover rice, you can use my Quick Rice Pudding for Lazy Mornings recipe for the pudding, which will make the process faster. You could also make the rice pudding the day/night before, so you only have to make the spiced pear in the morning and re-heat the pudding.
For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram (you should! connect with me @curlsnchard), this lovely bowl was purchased on my recent trip to Mexico. I love the colors so much – it brings the sun right onto my breakfast table. Without further ado, let’s jump right into the actual recipe!
Rice Pudding with Spiced Pear
- 1/2 cup (white) rice*
- 1 cup non dairy milk (I used rice)
- 1 pear
- some water
*I’m usually not the biggest fan of white rice, but for this kind of recipe, brown rice does just not work well. It doesn’t get as creamy as I want it. You don’t have to use arborio rice, I mostly use just my ordinary white rice that I use as a side in cooking.
- Bring the rice with the milk, spices and little bit of salt to boil.
- Cover with a lid, turn the heat down to low and let simmer until the rice is soft and creamy. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the pot.
- When the rice is more or less done (depending on what rice you use, this could be after 10-20 minutes), peal the pear, cut it into pieces and put it into a pan.
- Add cinnamon, a bit of ginger and just enough water to cover the pieces.
- Bring bring it to a boil and let it simmer until the water is gone – the pear should be soft by that point. If it is still hard, add some more water and let it simmer a bit longer.
A berry smoothie tastes also really good with this dish – when I took this photos, I had them together for breakfast and it was just perfect! Not only did it hold me over for a long while, but the taste combination was so sweet and fruity that it felt like eating dessert for breakfast.