This is a super easy pudding dish that can be whipped up depending on what you have lying around. Sometimes you just really don’t want to go on a mission to the shops to make the pudding of your dreams, or a fruit isn’t in season, and in those cases I’m all for the noble can. We try and be prudent with cans in our home because we (or maybe just me) like to make most things from scratch, whether it be pasta sauces or beans, and it also works out much cheaper. Fruit, however, can sometimes be more expensive fresh than canned, and so this came to be.
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 1 cup pre-cooked brown rice
- 1 cups non-dairy milk
- 1 TBSP + 1 tsp cacao
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 can guava halves, drained of syrup OR 4 fresh guavas, sliced into half
- 2 TBSP tahini
- 2 TBSP almond nibs
- cinnamon, nutmeg
- 1/8 cup non-dairy milk + 1 tsp boiling water + 1 tsp coffee (decaf if possible)
- 3 -4 TBSP liquid sweetener of choice
- 1 TBSP goji berries
- In a pot over medium heat bring the milk, vanilla, spices and rice to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook your guava slices in a medium-high pan for 10 minutes, turning once and splashing all-spice if desired.
- Transfer 1/4 of the cooked rice pudding to a bowl to cool.
- Add the 1/4 you set aside to cool in the food processor and add the tahini. Mix together your sweetener, 1/8 cup milk, coffee and water add blend until smooth (it’s a pretty thick mixture). Fold in 1 TBSP almond nibs.
- Meanwhile, add the cacao to the rest of the mixture and stir to mix thoroughly. Add sweetener to taste if desired.
- Layer your pudding with some chocolate mix on the bottom, guava, tahini mix, and sprinkle some more almond nibs and goji berries.
- Place in the fridge to chill for 1/2 an hour.
I’ll be the first to admit this isn’t for everyone! Some people really loathe java puddings, and others complain about the guava pits, but honestly I dig it as a new and random dessert to eat to celebrate the afternoon and another day of hanging up curtains and unpacking boxes.
Om nom! It looks like a small portion but sjoe, tis filling business! Man-thing was gazing about looking for the rice, which I find hilarious, but 1/2 a cup is anyway my usual portion, so this is more of a meal than a post-food pudding in my books!
What’s your favourite parfait ingredient combo?