Creamy Rice Pudding with Roasted Naartjies


Serves 4

250g Jasmine rice, rinsed
500ml Full Cream milk
100g sugar
250ml cream
2 tsp vanilla paste

Roasted naartjies:

4 seedless naartjies, peeled
4 Tbs sugar
¼ cup water


100g toasted flaked almonds


Place the rice, milk and sugar into a saucepan, cover and simmer, stirring frequently, and cook for about 15 – 20 minutes until the rice is tender.

Stir in the cream and vanilla.

Preheat oven to 200C

Cut the naartjies in half, then place, cut side up into an oven dish.

Sprinkle with the sugar, then pour the water into the base of the oven dish along with the butter.

Roast for 20 minutes, basting with the buttery liquid halfway, until the naartjies have started to colour and soften.

Serve rice pudding in bowls, topped with the roasted naartjies and sprinkle with the toasted nuts.