Spice of the Week!

White pepper: This tart, slightly sour pepper is great on fish and in soups. It looks really cool in a clear grinder with black lava salt.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rice pudding Z style

Rice pudding is about as old of a dish as their is and is made almost everywhere. I make mine with cooked rice and a variety of spices. Warm rice pudding is the perfect food for a cold winter night, and chilled rice pudding is a great treat for any season.

You will need:
2 C Rice (cooked)
5 Cloves crushed
3 pieces soft Caramel
1/4 C Sugar
2 C Milk
5 pieces Crystallized Ginger
1 Tbs Vanilla extract
Vanilla Bean(optional)

Add the cooked rice and milk to a large saucepan, turn the stove onto low. Add a few shakes of the cinnamon, nutmeg, anise and all of the crushed cloves. stir and let sit for five minutes. Prepare vanilla bean and add, also add the vanilla extract. let reduce for twenty minutes and add the caramel, sugar and crystallized ginger. wait till the caramel melts then remove from the heat and let it chill overnight. Enjoy!


Here is how mine turned out.


  1. As a side note, the fish are a little busy.

  2. Oh the fish, i get i ok i will change them i think cause a lot of people don't like them.

  3. I made rice pudding over the weekend... I think I'll make this one next time.

  4. That looks so delicious! I made Swedish rice pudding at the beginning of the month... simple & sweet, with a raspberry sauce to go along. I should try this recipe, however!!