"Rice pudding sweetened by dates rather than much sugar, can be eaten warm or cold." — BMARYGREEN
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cooked white rice
dates, pitted and chopped
This recipe tastes better warm than cold, but it is good either way. 15 dates are perhaps too many if you are using high quality, plump, large dates. Makes it almost too datey.
An excellent Suhoor meal which has not left me hungry yet today and it's been 8 hours.
So easy to prepare!
good but not exceptional....
I love the taste of dates in this.
This is good, plenty sweet. Next time I will only use 2 T sugar and maybe only 10 dates, maybe add some nuts, and it will be great for breakfast. I thought it was a bit weird putting it in the blender, but it gave it more of a breakfast porridge texture that was okay. Next time I probably won't use the blender though. I liked it both warm and cold.
I followed the recipe very close the first time, except using only 10 dates and 3 tbs of honey instead of sugar. It was good just when you blend the cooked rice and combine everything else its kind of clumpy. So the second time- this morning- I ground the rice before cooking it, then for about 1 cup of rice I used about 3 cups of milk and 1 cup of water. The rice absorbs the liquid easily so you can not hardly put too much liquids in it. I also sweetened it with honey and Iraqi date syrup. Very smooth and creamy and tasty now! Very good basic recipe. Thanks!
For an easy vegan substitute, plain soy milk still tastes great =)
This is really good, kind of a pain to make on a weekday, but a great weekend breakfast.
I have made this twice now. The first time was a huge failure because I use brown rice so I really needed to either soak the rice or cook it for much longer. Realizing this, I gave it a second try and it came out fantastic (both in taste and because my toddler and preschooler ate it which to me means it is a keeper).
If, like me, you are in the habit of soaking grains, then I recommend it. I pulsed the two cups of rice in the blender, then I put two cups water with half a teaspoon of kefir and let it sit with the blender lid on overnight. In the morning I rinsed, stuck it in the saucepan with 2 cups milk, some butter, the dates and about a half cup more water. I brought it to boil and then let it simmer about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. I agree with other reviewers that you really don't need 15 dates. Additionally, I substituted honey for the sugar, which I added at the table. Cinnamon and cardamon might be nice additions next time, as well as some almonds (properly soaked). One reviewer mentioned switching to soy milk instead of milk to make it vegan, I'd actually recommend almond or coconut milk instead, both would complement the flavors really well.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Rice Pudding With Dates
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 16
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