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Cardamom-Scented Sweet Rice

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 cups 711mlLow-fat milk or rice milk
1 cup 237mlWater
1 teaspoon 5mlMinced ginger
25   Cardamom pods
3   Cinnamon sticks
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozBasmati or jasmine rice
1/4 cup 59mlHoney
1/3 cup 48g / 1.7ozPitted dates - chopped
1 teaspoon 5mlVanilla
8 sections  Mint - (optional)

Recipe Instructions

Combine 1 cup milk, water, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then add rice and honey and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil once more, then reduce heat to low and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed (about 20 minutes).

Stir in remaining milk, dates, honey and vanilla. Let cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. When pudding has thickened slightly, transfer to serving dishes and chill. To serve, garnish with fresh mint.

Adapted by Karen Mintzias from a recipe in Delicious! (Feb. 1996)

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