Monday, September 10, 2012


Apricots are used throughout the Middle East as is rice. This is a tasty and unique dessert.


1/4          cup uncooked brown rice

3           tablespoons cornstarch

3/8           cup water

2 (1            lbs) cans apricot halves in juice, drained

2           cups milk (approx.)

3/8           cup sugar

1           tablespoon vanilla extract

1           teaspoon almond extract



1.     Have a 1qt. shallow bowl handy.
2.     Put the rice in blender, blending until fine.
3.     Pour into small bowl, add cornstarch & water, stir to dissolve the cornstarch.
4.     Pour the drained apricots in blender, and blend until smooth.
5.     Add just enough milk to total 4 cups (approximately 2 cups milk.).
6.     Pour into a small saucepan & add sugar & to the rice mixture.
7.     Over medium heat, stir constantly until the mixture begins to a boil.
8.     Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
9.     Remove from heat & stir in extracts.
10.     Stir to blend.
11.     Pour pudding into a bowl and allow to cool at room temperature for 1/2 hour, then chill.
12.     When pudding is cold, serve.

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