Plant-based Asturian-style rice pudding (Arroz con leche-inspired) // A grandchild in my kitchen

Plant-based Asturian-style rice pudding (Arroz con leche-inspired) // A grandchild in my kitchen

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Grandma Sita learns with Celia how to make delicious Asturian-style rice pudding. This yummy plant-based recipe is inspired by the popular “arroz con leche“, literally translates to rice with milk) which is a classic dessert originally from Asturias in northwest Spain and is a common dessert that is enjoyed throughout all of Spain.

๐Ÿ˜‹ You can change the recipe according to your taste, so have fun experimenting, but donโ€™t forget to cook up some complementary plant-based food like salad.This arroz con leche recipe lends itself well to adaptation. You can also substitute whole milk is traditionally used, for veggie drinks like Barista Edition oat drink or full-fat coconut milk, to get the creamy texture. You can enjoy “arroz con leche” hot or cold, however, in Spain, it is most often served chilled for dessert.ย 

๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป๐Ÿค Grandma Sita’s tip: Make it slow, donโ€™t be in a rush. Add the milk little by little and stir, stir, stir! This will make it super creamy.

โžก๏ธ ย Almost every Spanish family has its own recipe for Arroz con leche. Bomba rice is the main ingredient and the same kind of rice as paella rice, short-grained rice that absorbs a lot of liquid, of course, is the rice used for “arroz con leche” in Spain.ย 

๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒŽ Grandma Sita looks forward to the weekends because that’s the time she invites a grandchild into her kitchen to cook popular dishes from their countries and together get inspired to twist them into delicious new plant-based meals. Sustainability tastes great everywhere!ย 

Most recipes can be made plant-based by substituting animal ingredients with vegetable alternatives. 
Leave rice, cinnamon stick, vanilla pod, lemon peel, and oat drink on low heat for 45 minutes while stirring from time to time.
Serve rice pudding with cinnamon powder topping in individual bowls.
Let it cool to room temperature or put it in the fridge, and Bon appetite!

INGREDIENTS

1200ml Barista Edition oat drink 
150g paella or risotto rice
100g brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 lemon peel
1/2 vanilla pod
Cinnamon powder, topping

METHOD

1. Wash and rub well the rice under the tap.
2. Heat the oat drink in a pot and add washed rice, cinnamon stick, 1/2 vanilla pod, and 1/2 lemon peel.
3. Leave it on low heat for 45 minutes while stirring from time to time.
4. Once 45 minutes are gone, add brown sugar to the pot and leave it (on low heat) for another 15 minutes while stirring from time to time.
5. Turn off the heat and let stand for a while before serving with cinnamon powder topping in individual bowls or on a big platter.
6. Let it cool to room temperature or put it in the fridge, to taste and Bon appetite!


DID YOU KNOW?

Rice puddings are found throughout the world and many people think they may have originated in Asia. In Spain, the Moors brought rice and cinnamon to the Iberian Peninsula. Many Latin American countries also make versions of “arroz con leche“, often using sweet condensed milk instead of whole milk.



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