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Vanilla rice pudding with hot cherries

6
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
35 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

Vanilla bean

1 whole

Skim milk

2 cup(s), (500 ml)

White sugar

1½ tbs

Rice, arborio, dry

120 g

Cherries

300 g, pitted

Cornflour

2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Halve vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out seeds. Heat milk and 3 teaspoons sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add vanilla pod and seeds and stir in rice. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. Combine cherries, remaining sugar and 100ml water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes or until cherries have softened. Combine cornflour and 2 teaspoons cold water in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Stir cornflour mixture into cherries and cook until thickened.
  3. Remove vanilla pod from rice and serve topped with hot cherries.

Notes

Tip: You can use frozen pitted cherries when fresh cherries are out of season.