Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pear Rice Pudding

My daughter is someone who is picky about food. So when she gets inspired to help me cook, I am always grinning ear to ear and jumping like a monkey who just saw a tree full of ripe bananas!

We had pears and I randomly asked the kids, "Well, we have to have these pears. What sounds good with pears?" And without skipping a heart beat she replied, "pears over rice mama". Well, she inspired me! She is my co-conspirator in this recipe! She helped with the idea and also helping with every step. She used an Ikea's kid's knife and helped cut the pear, she poured in the ingredients, and helped cook as well as serve it.

I love me my rice pudding or rice cereal in the morning. So, I am sure we will have this for dessert tonight and for breakfast tomorrow morning.

My baby ate this and he is by far the pickiest eater so far. The only thing I know he really likes is Cheerios. Everything else is negotiable by mood. So, considering he was cranky and tired when he ate this, speaks well.
My entire family loved this and I am sure I will be cooking it for ages to come!

2 cups Rice
4 cups Water 
9 cups Vanilla Soy Milk 
5 small Bosc Pears
1 cup Sugar
1/2 tbsp-1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Butter(choose alternate for vegan)
*If using milk, you need to add Vanilla.
  * Serves 8-12.
    * Time is about 1 hour

1. Chop pears.
2. Get all your ingredients.
3. Boil 4 cups water, add the butter, then add rice and cook 15 minutes.
4. Put into another sauce pan, all the pears and 4 cups soy milk, medium high heat to help soften pears while you cook the rice
5. While cooking the pears, half way in add 1/2 tbsp cinnamon and optionally mash with a masher.
6. When rice is done, add in the rest of the milk to the pears and the sugar- add the rest of the cinnamon, if you love cinnamon like we do!
7. Add in rice, cook over low to medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes up to about 10 minutes.
8. Add in 1 cup more soy milk at about 10 minutes to go.
9. Stir constantly the last 8- minutes or so. 
10. After it's done cooking, take it off immediately to prevent burning or overcooking, and serve warm!

And just in case you don't know how to eat yummy delish food, my 18 month old has given you a pictorial step by step guide on how to enjoy this dish in style!



Anonymous said...

Victoria....very cool...and like your blog! I'll be checking in here!

aterrycalif said...

Good job!! Another great addition to your blog.

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