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Rice pudding

You'll need

100 gm (½ cup) black quinoa (see note) 200 gm (1 cup) black glutinous rice (see note) Juice and finely grated rind of 2 oranges 4 cloves 2 each star anise and cinnamon quills 1.5 litres (6 cups) milk 600 ml pouring cream 2 vanilla beans, split, seeds scraped 120 gm brown sugar 1½ tbsp each chia seeds, linseed and pumpkin seeds (see note) To taste: caster sugar


  • 01
  • Dry-roast quinoa in a wide saucepan over low-medium heat (1 minute), add black rice and dry-roast (30 seconds), add orange juice, rind and spices and simmer until juice evaporates (2-3 minutes). Add milk, cream, vanilla and a pinch of salt and bring to the simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally until rice is tender (1 hour). Add brown sugar and cook until rice is very tender and not too wet (15 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, dry-roast chia seeds, linseed and pumpkin seeds in a frying pan over medium heat (1-2 minutes).
  • 03
  • Stir seeds into rice mixture, transfer to bowls, scatter with caster sugar, caramelise with a blowtorch or under a hot grill and serve.
Note Black quinoa, black glutinous rice, chia seeds, linseed and pumpkin seeds are available from select health-food shops.

This recipe is from the August 2012 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

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