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Monday, February 13, 2012

Rice Pudding with Dried Figs

(Incirli Sutlac)

Rice Pudding with Dried Figs
Rice Pudding Ingredients:
1/3 cup short grain rice, washed and drained
1 1/2 cup water
3 cups whole milk
1 cup half&half cream (35% whipping cream)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp corn starch, melted in 4 tbsp milk (use from 3 cups milk above)
Pinch of salt

Dried Fig Sauce:
12 Turkish dried figs
12 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp mastic, roll glass on the mastic to make it powdery (or use mortar)
2/3 cup water

Garnish:

Fresh walnuts, coarsely chopped

To cook Rice Pudding; Bring 1 1/2 cup of water to a boil, then add the rice and lower the heat. Simmer for about 25 minutes (until a little bit of water is left) with the lid covered in a medium sized pot. Add the cream, milk, vanilla extract, sugar and salt. Heat it up first. Then slowly add the dissolved corn starch. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon. Cook over medium heat until you see bubbles on the surface. Turn the heat off after one minute. Immediately pour into individual bowls.

Meanwhile, place the figs in a pot and cover them with water. Boil for about 20 minutes until they are softened over medium heat.

Drain and cut off the stalks. Cut in to bite size. Place them in a pot and place the sugar on top. Add the water and mustic, cook for about 25 minutes on low heat. If necessary add a little bit more water. Leave some juice in it at about the same height as the top of the figs.

Place the fig sauce equally over the Rice Puddings. Let it cool down and sprinkle some fresh walnuts over the tops. Keep it in the fridge before serving.

6 servings Dried Fig Rice Pudding.

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5 Comments:

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Crisp said...

Hi, I live in Bulgaria and I am not really certain what is Half and Half cream. Any idea what can I replace it with?

Thanks a million. Love your recepies!

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Crisp:)
It is 35% whipping cream:)

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Ella said...

ThanX is delicious, like everything you do :o)

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger harleycvsa said...

Are you sure about 12 tbsp sugar? Is that a typo? Should it be less than that? It does look very good & I'd love to be able to try it out someday. Kendine iyi bak ve teşekkürler! :)

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Yes, I am sure:)

 

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