Monday, June 13, 2011

lemon-infused honey rice pudding

hi from austin! i'm currently a little bit homeless for the week and paying for my stay with home cooked meals at the houses of my friends in the area. hopefully they think it's a good trade! might need to check in on that...

had to say goodbye to G today for a few weeks. never easy. but we did have a lovely time this week and were able to eat at a few austin favorites and finally try flip happy crepes! i really like their lemon curd. it's a little hot but definitely time to get out to all of those trailer park eateries austin has to offer.

last night, i experimented on my hostess anne marie and our friend liz, with a great martha recipe from this month's living magazine (peas, baby red potatoes and mint - delicious, try it!) and some citrus glazed wild salmon. tasty. but the best part was dessert : rice pudding with fresh berries and peaches, anne marie's favorite! i think we'd all call it a success. i used honey instead of sugar. aren't you proud of me??

you should also be proud of me for running at 6:30 a.m. so many possibilities open up when you're not in school. like waking up and being a normal human. hopefully i can keep this up.

honey rice pudding
serves 6 to 8

4 cups milk
1/3 cup honey
pinch of salt
2 ribbons of lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup arborio rice
3 egg yolks
1 tbs lemon juice

- combine first five ingredients and incorporate over medium heat until warmed (about five minutes) in a medium or large pot.
- stir in rice and slowly simmer for approximately twenty minutes or until rice is tender.
- whisk together egg and lemon juice in a small bowl to incorporate and then temper by pouring in one cup of rice mixture into the egg and stirring vigorously. then pour the egg mixture into the rice and stir for another minute.
- pour into serving dishes and allow to sit until warmed. serve with fresh fruit of your choice. refrigerate after thirty minutes.


  1. I adore rice pudding. This sounds really good. Your so lucky to be traveling and able to cook for friends. Stay cool.

  2. oh. my. goodness. This is the most exciting thing I've seen in a while. Can't wait to try it!

  3. Welcome back! That rice pudding looks fantastic- I'm sure your hosts were very pleased. I run early in the morning as well. I'm back and in the shower by 6am. I have no idea how those crazy people I see running at 5pm do it. I'd have a heart attack in this heat.

  4. That looks awesome! Have you ever tried it with coconut milk?