Friday, 21 December 2012

Winter Rice Pudding with Dried Fruit Recipe

Because it's Christmas, and this will be my last post over the festive season, today there is a bonus Chinese-inspired dessert dish for you to enjoy. I've also added a seasonal twist as a way of using up left-over Christmas pudding.

Winter Rice Pudding with Dried Fruit Recipe

Serves: 6–8


1 tsp peanuts
1 tbsp pine kernels
1 tbsp lotus seeds
225g (1/2 lb) mixed dried fruit (eg raisins, kumquats, prunes, dates, prunes, pineapple etc)
4 water chestnuts, diced
50g (2 oz) dried cranberries (for a Christmas version)
50g (2 oz) dried blueberries (for a Christmas version)
1l (4 cups) water
115g (1/4 lb) sugar
225g (1/2 lb) glutinous (sticky) rice


Wash the rice, place in a large bowl, cover with water and set aside to soak for at least 2 hours.

Wash the peanuts, pine kernels, lotus seeds and pineapple (if using) place in a bowl, cover with plenty of water and set aside to soak for 1 hour. Soak the remaining dried fruit in warm water for at least 20 minutes, or until plumped.

Pour the 1l (4 cups) water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Drain the rice, nuts and mixed fruit and add to the pan. Bring back to a boil, cover and simmer over very gentle heat for 1 hour, stirring the mixture frequently.

About 20 minutes before the end of cooking add the water chestnuts. The rice should be sticky but not gloopy and the fruit and nuts should be soft.

Ladle into warmed dessert bowls and serve.

As a seasonal twist, if you have any left-over Christmas pudding, crumble this over the top before serving. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the blog's readers. Have a good holiday, and I hope the cooking goes well.

Below are some other classic Chinese recipes on this blog that you can use in conjunction with this recipe to produce a complete Chinese meal or banquet:

Soups and Starters

Main Dishes
Xinjiang Lamb Casserole

Fish and Seafood Dishes:
Szechuan Fried Aubergine (Vegetarian)

Noodle Dishes:
Seafood Chow Mein (Seafood)



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