Rice Pudding with Dried Cherries
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Dried tart cherries give this pudding a distinctive tang that offsets the sweet creaminess of the rice.
whole milk2 cup(s)
water1 ¼ cup(s)
uncooked white rice½ cup(s), long-grain variety
table salt½ tsp
dried cherries½ cup(s), tart variety
almond extract½ tsp
- Bring 1 cup of the milk, the water, rice, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is tender, about 30 minutes.
- Stir the remaining 1 cup milk, the sugar, cherries, and almond extract into the saucepan; return to a simmer. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is creamy, 20–25 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand 5 minutes. Serve at once while still warm or let cool to room temperature before serving. Yields 1/2 cup per serving.