Also known as Cherry Rice Pudding
One of the pet-names that my fiance calls me is “shoopie”. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t know either, but one thing we always say is “nice, nice, nice, like shoopies and rice”. Alas, I give you: Shoopies and Rice! Also known as dried cherry rice pudding. This recipe can be served hot or cold. Makes 4 servings.
Estimated cost for all ingredients:
-1 tbsp unsalted butter for greasing the dish.
-1/2 cup dried cherries or raisins, or cranberries.
-5 tbsp fine white sugar.
-2/3 cup Calrose rice, the same rice used for sushi.
-5 cups of milk, or you can substitute with soy milk too!
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tsp imitation rum extract, or a shot of rum if you’re feeling naughty ;)
-Grated rind of 1 large lemon.
-Pinch of nutmeg.
-1 cup of chopped walnuts for decoration!
Grease a 32 fl oz ovenproof dish with unsalted butter.
Put the dried cherries, rice, and sugar into a mixing bowl, stir in the milk, vanilla extract, and rum extract.
Preheat the oven to 325ËšF (160ËšC)
Transfer mixing bowl contents into the greased ovenproof dish, and sprinkle the lemon rind and nutmeg on top.
Bake in the preheated oven for 2.5 hours.
Remove from the oven and transfer into individual bowls, or cover in plastic wrap and keep cool in the fridge. Decorate with chopped walnuts.