Brown slop. Thats what I hear you say. Brown slop in a pretty bowl….Actually you are right, it is.
But, it’s good brown slop.
Had a light dinner and need a little something else to ease you into the evening?
One spiced warm hug coming up. That’s what this dish is, or that’s what it feels like when you eat it. Warm, nourishing, you can feel those spiced milky arms envelope you. Feeding your inner soul with its goodness of spices and hint of lemon. Giving you the quiet sugar kick that you were after with out crushing all your taste buds in one mighty swoop. Some nights don’t suit chocolate, some nights are a simple curl up on the couch with a spiced warm hug.
Some people might say brown sloppy rice pudding, I say spiced warm hug please.
Spiced Warm Hug
2 cups milk
1/3 cup muscavdo or molasses sugar (or any other dark unrefined sugar)
6 green cardamom pods
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp dried ginger
1/3 cup any short grain rice
1/4 cup sultanas
1 large strip of lemon rind
Bring milk, cream, spices to a simmer, turn it down a little lower, so it doesn’t bubble over. Now add the rest of the ingredients and stir continuously on a gentle simmer for 15 minutes. Then put the lid on the pot, turn off the hot plate and leave it for 20 minutes. Don’t peek, it’s still doing its thing.
Eat on the couch, with a blanket on your lap, and a book by your side.