How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Spread out almonds on a dry tray; bake 5 to 8 minutes or until golden. Cool on a rack. Finely chop half the almonds; set all separately aside.
  • Combine almond beverage, whipping cream, rice, 1/2 cup
  • sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Split vanilla bean lengthwise; scrape out seeds. Add pod and seeds to rice mixture. (If using extract, do not add.)
  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until mixture begins to simmer.
  • Reduce heat as needed to between medium and medium-low.
  • Gently bubble, partially covered and stirring frequently, especially near the end of cooking time, for 35 minutes or until rice is tender and mixture is very creamy.
  • Take out and discard vanilla pod.
  • Remove pan from heat.
  • Beat eggs with remaining ¼ cup sugar with a whisk in a small bowl until just combined.
  • Stirring constantly, whisk in several spoonfuls of hot rice mixture; then whisk egg mixture back into remaining rice mixture in pan.
  • Return to medium-low heat, stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes to cook eggs and thicken pudding.
  • Stir in chopped almond and spoonfuls of mascarpone cheese—and vanilla extract, if using.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. (Or lay a piece of plastic directly on pudding surface; refrigerate for up to 2 to 3 days. If cold pudding thickens too much for your taste, thin with milk.)
  • Serve sprinkled with remaining toasted almonds and sliced kumquats or other colourful fruit.

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  • chefelaine 9 years ago
    Yes, I did get this from there. I didn't try to pass it off as my own recipe. I do sometimes see other interesting recipes I think other people might like, so I share those too.
    Have a nice day.
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  • spikester 9 years ago
    Saw this exact same recipe and photo last year in the LCBO Food And Drink magazine... You left out what drink to serve with it. That info is here:
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This looks and sounds delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    love it, Elaine! 5

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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    Almonds,and cream, and rice, oh my!
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    " It was excellent "
    kitchenhappy1 ate it and said...
    Almonds are one of the nuts I love the best
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