Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mocha Rice Pudding

You can't plan a good idea.

Since I work pretty hard during the week, I try to plan out my domestic escapades during the weekend. No matter how hard I try, sometimes my plan just doesn't go the way I want it to. Sometimes I just want to curl up on the couch with a large vat of coffee and try to feel normal again.  

Then there are other times when I'm a creative machine.  I only have my fellow bloggers to thank for for my creativity.  It's a great collaboration. This is how I came to come up with this recipe. My husband had just passed me an afternoon cup of coffee as I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Made. 

I was looking at her easy rice pudding recipe. I've made so many different rice pudding recipes but this one was super easy and I thought - "I've never made a mocha flavored rice pudding yet!"  So I ran into the kitchen and started coming up with a recipe.  It was the perfect combination of coffee, vanilla bean and rice pudding.  It's one of my favorite new dessert recipes.

Mocha Rice Pudding (Based on a recipe from Dana Made It)
3/4 cup long-grain white rice
5 cups milk (I used whole milk but you can use any type)
 1 cup fresh brewed coffee
2 tbsp Ovaltine (or cocoa mix)
1 vanilla bean
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg (ground or fresh grated)

Bring the rice, vanilla bean, coffee and milk to a boil, stirring constantly about 10-15 minutes. Reduce to a very low simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook until the rice is soft and the pudding becomes thick (30-35 minutes).  Take the vanilla bean out and scrape the seeds into the rice pudding. Remove from heat and add sugar, ovaltine, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Let the rice pudding cool and put in small dishes. 


10 comments:

  1. Nice, two delites in one....love the rice pudding, cool idea:)

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  2. This sounds heavenly! I love your idea and photo is lovely!

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  3. Rice pudding is so simple and wonderful...one of my favorites! This looks delicious!

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  4. Mmmm I love, love, LOVE rice pudding!! A mocha flavored rice pudding sounds divine!!

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  5. I've never had any rice pudding but plain vanilla. I love the idea of mocha and bet that it is delicious. I want to make it too now!

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  6. Mmm...now that I love. Coffee in my rice pudding? Could be the new oatmeal! :-p Love this idea!

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  7. This sounds like a great way to get a little sugar and caffeine kick all in one!

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  8. Loving the Ovaltine in this rice pudding, have not had that stuff in years - now I gotta get some. Gonna check out "made" :)

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  9. Now I'm envisioning a coffee flavored rice pudding made with Thai black/purple rice. Yum! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I have never made rice pudding, but I think I will try this recipe - sounds so natural and delicious too!

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