Rice pudding is a classic comfort food, and it's easy to see why. When the weather is cold or the day has been hard, there's nothing quite like warming your hands and your soul with a creamy bowl of rice pudding.
To bring an extra dose of brightness to this hug in a bowl, add a spoonful of tangy and sweet blueberry compote, kissed with citrus. The deep purple colour and intense fruity flavor provided by dried blueberries are a lively addition to the creamy pudding.
Treat yourself to a bowl of cozy comfort for a warmer today and a sweet promise that summer will return.
Recipe notes: If you prefer to keep the fat content lower when making the pudding you can replace the half and half with milk, or use only 2% milk. The pudding will not be quite as creamy, but will still have a lovely thick texture.
Be sure to keep a close eye on the rice mixture while it cooks. If the rice sticks to the bottom of the pan, it will burn quickly. Frequent stirring will prevent this.
You will probably have more blueberry compote than you will need for the rice pudding. It saves well in the fridge for 5-7 days, and it makes a lovely topping for waffles or pancakes.
Rice pudding can be served hot or cold and will keep in the fridge for about five days. It warms up nicely in the microwave.
If you're in need of a cozy bowl of comfort, indulge in this creamy homemade rice pudding, with just a hint of fragrant cinnamon. Add a dollop on top of jewel-bright blueberry compote to liven up this classic dessert with sweet berry flavor, touched with citrus. Hold your warm bowl and breathe in the mingled scents and feel your shoulders relax. Once you've mastered this simple, gently sweet rice pudding you can rest assured that it will always be there for you to warm up the cold days.