Almost Autumn temperatures and an almost Autumn atmosphere call for a creamy and comforty snack.
They call for ‘almost rice pudding’ to be more specific!
‘Almost Rice Pudding’
The base for this quick substitute for rice pudding only calls for 4 ingredients: cooked rice, some milk, cinnamon and a banana slice.
C’est ça, how to dress things up is totally up to your taste and imagination.
In fact the banana slice is the magical ingredient : it adds creaminess and sweetness to the rice.
We start by putting 2 handfuls (I have tiny hand, mind you ;)) already cooked rice in a small bowl and adding some milk till the rice is almost entirely covered . Heat this in the microwave for about 2 minutes on medium heat (make sure to check on it,as it tends to overflow). When the microwave is done, leave the bowl in there for a couple of minutes so the rice can absorb more of the milk, in the meantime mash a banana coin with a thickness of approx. 2 cm.
Add the mashed banana and a few dashes of cinnamon to your rice and milk (add some more milk if you think it’s getting to thick) and heat this mixture for one more minutes, on medium heat. When it’s done let it rest for a couple of minutes, so the rice can thicken up.
How my base came out of the microwave, look at how creamy it is!!
For toppings I opted for some raisins, a teaspoon of granolacrumbs and a teaspoon of light brown sugar (I’d actually liked some dark brown sugar but we didn’t have any..).
If you’re planning on adding raisins I would recommend adding them when you add the banana (if you want your raisins really tender) or add them after all the cooking and let them rest with the mixture for a couple of minutes if you want them a bit firmer.
As I was about to devour this yummy snack the sun finally decided to come out from behind the clouds!
Comforting snackage and some rays of sunshine