Saturday, October 31, 2015
Sweet Wild Rice
This isn't a real recipe so I'm posting it here... but it is a really tasty dish that you might want to try.
I love Wild Rice Blends and my favorite carries the HT Traders brand. It has American basmati white rice, wild rice, brown and red rice. A few days ago I ended up cooking too much rice and didn't know what I would do the the leftover. Then it hit me. When I was a kid my mom would make a sweet rice that contained butter, sugar, and canned cream. I've never tried this using wild rice before so I didn't know if it would work but decided to give it a try. I opened the refrigerator to get the butter and spotted a partial can of cake icing. It was the Cinnamon Bun flavor. Why not? Instead of sugar and cream I mixed just enough to slightly sweeten the rice. OMGoodness! This is so good. The different textures of the rice gave it a uniqueness. The slight sweetness and cinnamon was a perfect blend. I took some to a neighbor and she begged me to cook too much rice and bring her some more.
Think of the possibilities - chocolate, strawberry, cream cheese, pecan & coconut, the list goes on and on. And it doesn't take much to flavor and sweeten the rice. Plus, everyone can have a different flavor if they want. This is a must try. Just add a little icing mix at a time to your hot/warm rice allowing it to melt. Then just enjoy.