If You Had Chinese Food for Christmas Eve…
I’m a bit late to the December roundup, but since it still isn’t midnight here on the west coast I thought I would sneak a post in under the wire. There seems to be a tradition among America Jews to celebrate Christmas by eating Chinese food and seeing a movie. In honor of that the Kosher Recipe Roundup topic posted today features Chinese food. Since whenever we would order takeout from the Chinese restaurant there was always a ton of extra rice left over, I thought I would share this recipe from my archives Horchata Rice Pudding. The rice pudding uses leftover cooked rice and is the perfect way to use up those half empty takeout boxes come tomorrow. It also would make a lovely breakfast pudding if you cut the amount of sugar to make it less sweet and a bit more breakfasty.
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If You Had Chinese Food for Christmas Eve… Recipe
Ingredients & Quantities
- 2 cups leftover cooked white rice
- 3 cups almond milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- small pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon Vietnamese cinnamon, or to taste (use a bit more if using regular cinnamon)
Combine cooked rice, milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer cook, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the milk is absorbed (30-45 minutes, depending on how absorbent your rice is). Stir in vanilla and cinnamon.
Divide rice pudding into individual serving dishes serve warm.
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