My husband’s all-time favourite baked rice pudding with vanilla ice-cream and passion fruit

I think if my husband was given the choice, he would have asked for this rice pudding every day! Which is by the way not difficult to make since you let the oven do the job for you, it’s just WRONG to eat that every day considering the ingredients used: double cream, rice, sugar and ice-cream! Yes you could add low fat ingredients but there are recipes that just don’t get better with that stuff: They become kind of downgraded!
Ok, let’s be good and have that once a week, how about it. Actually, I always make 4 ramequins and leave 3 to my husband, it keeps well in the fridge for few days by the way, u just caramelize it before serving for that nice crispy top..
Oh and if you are wondering where I’ve got that passion fruit thing from, well it’s from Jean-Georges Vongerichten‘s W Doha Spice Market where you get and unbeattable Rice pud with Ice cream passion fruit (or sherbet)…Do not miss it if you are around!
for 4 persons
Prep: 5 min/ Baking: 80 min
For the rice pudding
– 1 heaped cup short-grain rice (I use Egyptian rice here)
– 2 cups of full- fat milk
– 1 cup of double cream or evaporated milk
– ½ cup of sugar or honey or golden syrup
– 1 grated orange
– 1 pinch of grated nutmeg or cinnamon
– 1 scraped vanilla pod
Presentation and serving/ per ramequin
– 1 tsp of demerera sugar
– 1 scoop of good vanilla ice-cream
– ½ passion fruit pulp.
Pre-heat the oven to 150° C (300 °F – gas 2)
Mix all ingredients together and pour in ramequins (for individual portions)
Mix the cream and the milk together and pour over the rice
Place in oven for approximately 80 min. Usually after that time, pudding will have stopped bubbling because rice would have absorbed it all
Time to serve!
Sprinkle 1 spoon of Demerara sugar over the top of the pudding. Place it close to your oven grill for a couple of minutes to caramelize (if you have fancier tools for that; please go ahead). Top it with a scoop of good vanilla ice-cream (Haagen-Dazs is good in this case). Spoon the passion fruit pulp and spread it on. Serve it cold of at least room temperature..

Comfort food at its best!

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