Apricot & orange rice pudding
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Rice pudding with a fruity zing - made in the microwave
- STEP 1
Put the rice, milk and nutmeg into a large microwaveable bowl. Cover with cling film, pierce it, then cook on High for 5 mins. Stir and leave to stand for 1 min, then return to the microwave for a further 5-6 mins or until the rice is cooked and all the milk absorbed. Remove from the microwave and stand for a further 2 mins.
- STEP 2
Put the honey, apricots and orange juice into another microwaveable bowl and cook on High for 1 min until the apricots have plumped up. Stir the syrupy apricots, fromage frais and a pinch of orange zest into the rice. Serve straight away in bowls, topped with a sprinkling of almonds, a little more orange zest and a drizzle of honey to taste.
MAKING IT EXTRA CRUNCHY
Stir through 1 tbsp each toasted sesame seeds, pine nuts and pumpkin seeds at the end of cooking to make it extra crunchy.
MAKING IT FULL OF FIBRE
Add an extra 50g chopped prunes, dates, dried figs or cranberries along with the dried apricots.