Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Summer Vanilla Rice Pudding

Small Pretty Glasses of Vanilla Rice Pudding with Summer Raspberries 

Rice pudding is a classic winter dish and while some people think a classic can’t be bettered, amended or changed or for that matter eaten out of season I think the opposite. It doesn’t just have to be served in huge, steaming bowls in winter – although I wouldn’t complain at all if you did. I think with a light touch of vanilla and raspberries, rice pudding can be served chilled in glasses in a slightly more sophisticated way. But feel free to serve it as you please!

Makes 6 good portions (or 12 small glasses)
Prep time 5 minutes
Cooking time 2 hours
Suitable for freezing No

1 litre whole milk
1 Ndali vanilla pod, split lengthways
50g Vanilla Sugar
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt
60g butter
150g Arborio rice

1 Preheat the oven to 150°C/gas mark 2.

2 Put all the above ingredients into an ovenproof casserole dish, stir well and pop it into the oven for 2 hours in total. After 30 minutes, open the oven door and stir it all again.

3 When it’s time for the pudding to come out, it’s not always set as firmly as you would like, so you must leave it for a good hour. It will carry on absorbing the liquid and thicken up more.

4 Serve with raspberry or Plum Jam.

• Check the pudding after an hour and a half as oven temperatures can vary. The depth of your casserole dish may also affect the cooking time.

Use Lavender Sugar  instead of Vanilla Sugar and serve it chilled in June.


  1. It does look pretty, and lovely for these hot summer days, I think it would be delicious with some of my apricot and lavender jam as well.

  2. This is one of my favourite nourishing desserts - an of course its winter here so it has been made a lot in my house. I made some homemade strawberry jam last time but to be honest I can eat it nude straight from the pot! These summer offerings look pretty delicious.

  3. A great idea for the summer although I think Mr Glam would have eaten it before it's cooled down. This is his favourite pud. GG

  4. What a delicate looking dessert and one I would be delegated to eat at this time of the year. I bet the vanilla flavours this beautifully. Divine!

  5. Rice pudding is fine by me any time of the year. Very good suggestion.


If you are reading my blog I must warn you that I am not impartial. I want to influence you. I want to make you stop for just a moment and consider the effect of a lifetime of seemingly insignificant decisions and how making small delicious choices can change the world.

I believe that we can change the world one bite at a time.

It's a delicious revolution.