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Monday, August 8, 2016

Tasty or an Abomination?

Pot of rice - steamed, boiled and fried; red, yellow and brown; plain, wild and Cajun; casseroled, baked, even caked. Just a few of the endless possibilities for preparing rice. This next celebration utilizes rice as its main ingredient but doesn't stop there as a plethora of mixings and toppings convert plain into "WOW!" A few of the added pluses include fruit for example apples, strawberries, raspberries or blueberries, nuts such as pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts, spices like cinnamon and sugar, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, crushed grahams or cookies, etc.

August 9 is...

National Rice Pudding Day
#NationalRicePuddingDay #summerofpudding


 Creamiest Rice Pudding Recipe

Many, many people will attest to the fact that rice pudding is nothing more than an abomination. Others swear by its creamy goodness. Whichever side of the aisle you might be, it is wise to search for your best taste to celebrate. After all, rice is plentiful and rice farming has been traced back to around 5,000 BC.

~Recipe Time!
 Tropical Layered Rice Pudding Recipe
 Take your taste buds to a tropical island with our lively Tropical Layered Rice Pudding. The unexpected sweet hint of coconut and bananas adds a fun flair to this comforting favorite. [Source: Mr. Food]
 Cheesecake Rice Pudding {Plus a Chocolate Version!} Recipe
 If you are like me, the ultimate rice pudding nirvana is cheesecake rice pudding scooped into a bowl and dolloped with a spoonful of the decadent chocolate rice pudding. The recipe is written to make either a full batch of cheesecake or a full batch of chocolate rice pudding. [Source: Mel's Kitchen]
Old Fashioned Rice Pudding Recipe with Salted Caramel
& Toasted Pecans

Creamy and rich, Old Fashioned Rice Pudding is a spoon full of heaven. Rice Pudding is a very easy dessert to make and always gets rave reviews. [Source: CALL ME PMc]
 BA's (bon appétit) Best Rice Pudding  Recipe
 We know raisins are controversial in rice pudding, so rather than fan the flames, we kept them separate. (But guys, there's rum.)  This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. [Source: bon appétit]
 Arroz con Leche Rice Pudding Recipe
Arroz con leche reminds me of simpler times, perhaps because it is so easy to make.  It tastes sweet, like childhood.  Let’s revert back to simpler times, shall we? [Source: T's Tasty Bits]
Coconut Milk Rice Pudding with Fresh Mango Video Recipe
 The mango is optional, and you’re welcome to take your chances with raisins, preferably golden ones. If desired, those can be added at the same time as the sugar and salt. [Source: Food Wishes]
If you have never tried rice pudding or have considered it an abomination in the past, perhaps one of today's recipes will be your ticket to paradise...taste wise, that is!

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!