THE CSIRO Brekky rice pudding with fruit and almonds



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Brekky rice pudding with fruit and almonds




PREPARATION 10 minutes
COOKING 25 minutes



1/2 cup (100 g) basmati rice

600ml high-calcium, lactose-free skim milk

1/2 stick cinnamon

1 large wide strip lemon zest

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

ground cinnamon, to serve

seeds and juice from 4 passionfruit

125g strawberries, hulled, halved or quartered

20g flaked almonds

2 tablespoons lactose-free natural yoghurt, to serve



Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil, then add the rice and boil for five minutes. Drain and transfer to a heavy-based saucepan. Add the milk, cinnamon, lemon zest and vanilla and bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low-medium and simmer, stirring frequently, for 20 minutes or until the milk is absorbed, the rice is cooked and the mixture is thick. Stir in the maple syrup.

Divide the rice pudding among four bowls, sprinkle with ground cinnamon to taste, then top evenly with the passionfruit, strawberries and almonds and serve warm with yoghurt.