Everyone in the food blog world is backing up lemon and citrus treats. To me this means spring and summer are a coming! I love citrus sweet treats at this time of the year. So for Mother’s day I wanted to have a lemon twist to the dessert. As I mentioned in my last post I chose simple fancy recipes, the first a Maple Apple Brussels Sprout Salad while my wrist is in physio rehab. Both my mother and I love rice pudding too. So a Lemon Rice Pudding was natural choice. How about topping it with a little chocolate ganache and serving it all fancied up in a verrine? A success!
I have been actually looking for verrines for a long time, a small glass where ingredients are layered. All I ever found was too small or too big. I felt like Goldie Locks ha ha. Well finally I got some…for free. I sometimes order beauty products by mail from Yves Rocher and they always throw in a free gift. This time it was a set of 4 verrines the exact size I wanted even if the design is simple. Expect more verrine recipes soon.
Ξ Lemon Rice Pudding with Chocolate Ganache Ξ
adapted from TheKitchn
1/4 cup rice, jasmine or Basmati rice
2 cups of milk (I used homogenized)
3 tablespoons sugar
dash of salt
1 tablespoon rum (optional)
2 oz dark chocolate
2 tbsp Greek yogurt
Preheat the oven to 260°F. Peel the lemon rind (no white) with a vegetable peeler and cut the peel into very fine strips. Reserve the lemon.
Mix the lemon peels, rice, sugar, milk, salt and rum in a small ovenproof dish. Place in the oven and cook uncovered for about 2 1/4 hours, stirring every 45 minutes.
When ready the rice will have almost dissolved and the mixture will have thicken. No worries if it seems a bit liquid still, the mixture will thicken as it cools. Squeeze the juice of the lemon and stir in the juice of the lemon. Divide equally into 4 verrines.
Melt chocolate in the microwave, 30 sec at a time. Ad d the yogurt and mix in. It will be more pasty then smooth, this is normal with yogurt. Divide ganache into 4, topping each verrine. Serves 4 in verrines
This looks beautiful and unique.
You rarely see lemon paired with chocolate, but they make a perfect couple. These are beautiful, Ev…5-star all the way! I adore rice pudding, but have never had it flavored with lemon anything. I need to try this!
These are so lovely, and they look amazingly delicious as well!
These look absolutely gorgeous! I have never had rice pudding with lemon. Would really love to try it.
Ooo this looks absolutely delicious and I just adore your presentation! 🙂
I’ve never made rice pudding before. I still have some basmati rice to play with this. Never thought rice with chocolate ganache in one dish. =) This sounds wonderful!
Very elegant rice puddings Evelyne! I love the chocolate ganache on top!
Such a simple way to make rice pudding fancy and elegant! Yum!
Lemon and lime desserts are really my favorite kind – this is a fun twist!
This another thing that looks like I’d either love it or hate it. I’m really picky with my rice pudding. 😛
These look both beautiful and yummy! How lucky to get these verrines as a bonus…what a score 🙂