May 19, 2013

Recipe for Sour Cherry Rice Pudding

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Sour Cherry Rice Pudding

I love to read. Growing up my mother never watched TV, instead she spent all of her free time curled up on the side of the couch with a book. It was thanks to her that I read War and Peace in middle school. She always expected me to read for joy, not grade level and challenged me to read everything I could get my hands on. In college I already had a major when on a whim I decided to tack on a second major, English Literature. This love of reading has followed me to the current day when I have been known to stay up all night finishing a great book. Most of you also know that I love to cook. Cookbooks and food magazines are always all over my house. There is something great about finding a new recipe to try and scouring through pages to find the perfect fit for dinner. Slow cooker recipes are some of my favorites and last week I tried a new recipe for Sour Cherry Rice Pudding from the June 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.

This recipe has 9 ingredients. It takes 6 hours and 35 minutes of total time, 10 minutes of which is active and makes 4 servings. I did make changes to the original recipe. First since I have a larger crock-pot I doubled the recipe. I used fat free evaporated milk and 100 percent cherry juice for the ingredients. For whatever reason my crock-pot never works with rice pudding on low. Instead I decreased the time and cooked the recipe on high for a little under 3 hours. After the pudding has sat to cool it will need to be fluffed back up and you can add more evaporated milk if necessary.

Using fat free evaporated milk worked well in this recipe and I like that there is 11 grams of protein per serving. My kids ate their servings with homemade whipped cream, which was a nice combination. If you want a richer pudding this would be delicious with shaved dark chocolate on top.

For the recipe go to Sour Cherry Rice Pudding.

14 comments:

  1. I've never had anything like this, but I have to say that it looks and sounds delicious!

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    1. It's really easy since it is done in the crock-pot, which is great!

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  2. I'm a huge reader too (and have been since I was a young girl), and the recipe sounds REALLY tasty!

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    1. I think a love of reading is such a great thing to have! The recipe was really tasting and using the crock-pot makes it even better since the prep and clean-up is so simple.

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  4. I have a degree in English, so I understand. :) This recipe is really interesting; my husband grew up eating sour cherries because his parents grew them. His mom made a lot of jam. He loves them but I haven't really tried them myself. I'll have to keep this in mind when I get the chance to have some. :)

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    1. My mom grew them also, they are really great in desserts :)

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  5. Sour cherry is such a wonderful flavor and balanced with sweet rice pudding... perfect.

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    1. I agree, the flavor of sour cherry is really delicious!

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  6. It is true if you read from enjoyment at a young age then you will stick with it as an adult. I think many schools force students to read material that is not entirely enticing or thought provoking.

    Alos, this does look good!

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    1. I agree. My son reads really well if he chooses the books, but hate being assigned books by his teacher.

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  7. I love rice pudding, I will have to give this one a try!

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    1. Rice pudding is one of my favorites too!

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